The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 40 March 24, 2013

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Re: Some odds and ends
In reply to Richard Pavek, Mar 24, 2013

pretty good for  "odds and ends" Richard.  The Pellican is my favourite

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Re: Koel female
In reply to Messier Object, Mar 24, 2013

Yeah..

keel lays eggs in crow nest and crows grow them. crows have been parasited by keel

being from cuckoo family more than 120 species have been parasitised by cuckoos

The cuckoo’s breeding season is from May through July. The cuckoo is known for laying its eggs in the nests of other bird species including pipits, warblers, and robins. Once a suitable nest is found, the laying female sits down on the nest and lays the egg. If the nest is situated such that this is not possible, see will lay the egg nearby on the ground, place the egg in her bill, and carry the egg to the nest. The eggs of the cuckoo are extraordinarily small. The color resembles that of the birds into which nest the eggs will be placed. Each female puts only one egg into the nest, usually only if the nesting bird already has her own eggs in place. Each cuckoo may lay up to 25 eggs, 1 per nest.

The egg hatches in the nest after approximately 12 days at which point the nesting mother bird will feed the cuckoo as if it is her own. The cuckoo bird will throw any remaining birds or eggs from the nest, leaving it as the sole bird receiving food from the nesting mother. The smaller host parents incubate the egg and feed the young cuckoo. The host parents will continue to feed the cuckoo even after it grows to be much larger than they are. A cuckoo chick will also use its call to lure birds other than its host parents to feed it.

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Re: Some Godwits
In reply to Messier Object, Mar 24, 2013

Nicely done.. these bar tailed godwits migrate from Alaska to China India Australia NZ non stop.

recorded about 12,000 miles non stop. They loose lot of weight in the process

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Re: Crested Terns
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Wonderful tern images Dharma

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red headed honeyeater, Darwin NT
In reply to Richard Pavek, Mar 24, 2013

My favourite small bird - this bloke hasn't quite got his adult plumage yet.

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Re: Some Godwits
In reply to Messier Object, Mar 24, 2013

nice series of Godwits
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Re: Crested Terns
In reply to dharma108, Mar 24, 2013

Very good, 1 and 4 best, for me

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Re: Mourning Doves
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Nice

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Re: Kingfisher, a Surf Scoter at sea, and a Peregrine in Flight
In reply to sb123, Mar 24, 2013

good work with the manual lens

R

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Re: Koel female
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sweet,

thanks, R

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Re: Garden Variety birds
In reply to dave gaines, Mar 24, 2013

Like the last the best, nice composition
R

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Re: red headed honeyeater, Darwin NT
In reply to rb dwn, Mar 24, 2013

Nis bird nice shots

R

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great tit
In reply to Richard Pavek, Mar 24, 2013

Hi again


I had busy,,this bird remained in place 10 seconds zd70-300,,300mm fl handhelt

(Parus major)

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Re: Some Godwits
In reply to Messier Object, Mar 24, 2013

Great series Peter. That 2.8 aperture works very well.

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Re: Mourning Doves
In reply to carizi, Mar 24, 2013

A dangerous position to be photographing from--looks like it. Hope the lens survived any unexpected downloads!

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Re: Kingfisher, a Surf Scoter at sea, and a Peregrine in Flight
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As others have mentioned. Impressive BIF shots of extremely fast birds.

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Re: Koel female
In reply to sanjaykool, Mar 24, 2013

Sanjay, having lived many years in India, I am very, very familiar with these birds. Luckily, I usually get up before they do, so I was not woken up many times by them. However having said that, I remember times when they would be doing their thing with the repeated calls in the middle of the night!

Great shot--and thanks for the memories.

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Re: Garden Variety birds
In reply to dave gaines, Mar 24, 2013

Really nice set. The first shot is quite beautiful with the background colors blending with the colors of the birds. I like the Ruby throat too--They have not appeared in my neck of the woods yet. Still six inches of snow on the ground and temps in the 30's. So will be a while yet.

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Re: red headed honeyeater, Darwin NT
In reply to rb dwn, Mar 24, 2013

I can see why this is your favourite. Gorgeous bird. Oh for a longer lens.

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Re: great tit
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well done

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