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ginger749

March 11, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8420465

This is ½ way through the Pictures I am wanting to share.
I personally don’t like lots and lots of small Threads scattered all asunder.
At least if someone wants to refer back to a Picture from yesteryear.
The Pictures will all be in one of two Threads. ;o)

I'm starting off with 'Stumpie'.
Part one is here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1157650/

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 11, 2011
12:14 PM

Post #8420485

Aww Stumpie is so cute!
ginger749

March 11, 2011
1:15 PM

Post #8420571

Yes Pell, Stumpie has many relatives.
But I think they pick on him so I don’t see him very often. [not for one week now]

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 11, 2011
1:35 PM

Post #8420619

Crimson Rosella's with a King Parrot in the middle?
ginger749

March 11, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8420643

You are spot on Pell! Australian King-Parrot Alisterus scapularis.

Did you know the Male Australian King-Parrot is the only Australian parrot with a completely red head.
Females are similar to males except that they have a completely green head and breast. :o)

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 11, 2011
1:57 PM

Post #8420666

They're so beautiful!!
ginger749

March 11, 2011
2:12 PM

Post #8420704

They sure are Ducbucln,

As I already said in my last post.
The females are similar to males except they have a completely green head and breast. :o)

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 11, 2011
2:37 PM

Post #8420750

They are really gorgeous!
ginger749

March 11, 2011
3:14 PM

Post #8420833

Hey Pell !
Can you imagine having all these Birds eating off your Bird Feeder ?
It could happen if you lived in Queensland.
I believe some of our Cockies cost over US $13, 000.


The very young males also start off with green heads.
But the green ones are soon replaced with the Red Feathers.
The Juvenile is in the top left of this Picture.

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ginger749

March 11, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8420842

All three of these Birds are Juvenile males.
Sorry Picture is slightly out of focus.

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ginger749

March 11, 2011
6:49 PM

Post #8421293

I have shown this before on Pells Feeder Thread.
But I think it’s worth showing again here on this Queensland Thread.
It helps to keep them all together.

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ginger749

March 11, 2011
7:28 PM

Post #8421375

A Snakes eye view.
The dreaded Scrub Turkey can be seen in the background.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 11, 2011
8:53 PM

Post #8421550

The King Parrots are fantastic, ginger. I've seen them at my sister's place in Canberra.
ginger749

March 11, 2011
9:24 PM

Post #8421583

Hi Margaret,

I have friends in Victoria.
And they have lots of KP’s there.
I have also hand fed them at Jamieson, Victoria.

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ginger749

March 11, 2011
11:11 PM

Post #8421639

I think it’s amazing how a little bit of Rain on these Birds feathers don’t seem to stick.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 12, 2011
1:48 AM

Post #8421696

Wonderful shots Ginger!
ginger749

September 22, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8819770

Spring sure has sprung in 'My Garden'.

These three Birds came to feed on the Alex Palm seed.
I have not had them here before.

Does anyone know what type of Bird it is.

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ginger749

September 22, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8819773

Image #2

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ginger749

September 22, 2011
3:31 PM

Post #8819774

Image #3

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ginger749

September 22, 2011
3:32 PM

Post #8819775

Image #4

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ginger749

September 22, 2011
3:32 PM

Post #8819777

There were 20 of these the next day.
Because of their numbers the other 3 flew off and I haven't seen them since.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2011
3:51 PM

Post #8819813

Those are fantastic looking birds, Ginger!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 22, 2011
5:05 PM

Post #8819904

Hi, Ginger. It's a Topknot Pigeon. According to my book, it looks as if its distribution is coastal and just a bit farther inland into woodlands and rainforest, from Cape York down to southern New South Wales and extending in fewer numbers along Victoria and northern Tasmania.
ginger749

September 22, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8820022

Thanks Margaret.
I know the Topknot but I have never seen them with the Orange hair.
They look a little Punkie. ^_^

Had a small Finch fly into my Studio window two minutes ago.
Not dead but a little groggy.
I'll take Pictures when it chirps up.

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ginger749

September 25, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8823469

I finally got those Pictures onto the Computer.
Without a Bird book I really don't know what it is.
But it did fly off happily without any sign of ill feelings.

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ginger749

September 25, 2011
12:51 PM

Post #8823471

Front on view.
A few of it's feathers were a tad ruffled.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2011
2:57 PM

Post #8823608

Looked that one up, it's a Red-browed Firetail

Ooops! Forgot to say, congrats on its successful recovery!

Resin

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ginger749

September 25, 2011
3:32 PM

Post #8823645

Thanks for that Resin.
I sometimes see the Birds turning at the last moment.
They still hit the glass but don't damage their neck.
Yes, I was also very pleased.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 25, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8823751

Awww they are sweet little birds!

Nice shots ginger!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8823758

I'm so glad the little one survived that collision. Ginger, beautiful photos.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 25, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8823797


Well done, Ginger. What an exquisite little bird. What else are you seeing in your area at the moment?
ginger749

September 25, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8823912

Thanks Pell, Lily and Margaret.
It would not have survived had I not bought it into my Studio for a little R & R.
Magpies would have got it within minutes.



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ginger749

September 25, 2011
6:32 PM

Post #8823953

[quote="MargaretK"]
What else are you seeing in your area at the moment?
[/quote]
I snapped these two early this morning.
They seemed to be eating bugs out of the cobwebs on the barbed wire fence.
I still haven't had time to look for them on DG's
Probably some kind of Tree Creeper ?

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ginger749

September 27, 2011
9:38 PM

Post #8827385

.
ginger749

September 27, 2011
9:45 PM

Post #8827387

So what happened to my Picture this time ???

Is there a Smilie for totally frustrated ?
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTdZ9xlaJ8jhOSEAn5KDp17CiPbVR9R_XHuNbC5RjeKg2zkKkEG
Links seem to work OK ?
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 27, 2011
10:31 PM

Post #8827404

Ginger, some of us have occasional problems with posting. 2nd Cousin Dave has been frustrated by it, as have I. I've found the best thing is to leave Dave's, fire it up again and repost.

I've had a look in my bird ID book and also online, and I think your birds may be Striped Honeyeaters. http://graemechapman.com.au/cgi-bin/viewphotos.php?c=271
ginger749

September 29, 2011
9:57 PM

Post #8830057

Thanks Margaret.
I'll give it a weeks break and then try again.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 29, 2011
11:43 PM

Post #8830103

Oh, it doesn't need to be that long, ginger. Just close it and fire it up again straight away and that should do it. Good luck.
ginger749

December 8, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8922132

[quote="MargaretK"]Oh, it doesn't need to be that long, ginger. [/quote]

I wonder if this has been long enough ?

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

December 8, 2011
9:54 PM

Post #8922250

Possibly. LOL. Give it a try. We'd love to see what you've been seeing.
ginger749

December 8, 2011
11:13 PM

Post #8922262

Firstly let me tell you how sorry we feel for the people of WA.
All those fires not so long ago.
Was any of the destruction near you ?

They should be burning off during winter not hot summers.

kell.

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

December 8, 2011
11:33 PM

Post #8922267

Hi Kell,

Thankfully not near us and thanks for asking. 31 homes and 9 chalets destroyed at Margaret River/Prevally, plus untold numbers of birds, lizards, snakes, spiders and insects. The most appalling things about this fire, and the one at Molloy Island near Augusta are that they were started by the government department whose mandate it is to protect the environment it destroyed. Bad enough with lunatic arsonists setting 50% of the fires we experience, without the responsible (tongue in cheek) authority doing as much damage. Controlled burns are a necessary part of life, but they actually ignited points on a day when the forecast was for 35C (95F) with 40kph winds. Sheer lunacy. This particular controlled burn started back in September, which is reasonable, but to continue it in late November beggars belief. I've heard there will be a Royal Commission into it.
ginger749

December 8, 2011
11:49 PM

Post #8922274

I have myself been out Mountain Climbing in the Mt Barney region when a small Plane flew over and dropped small ping pong size incendiary bombs.
They take about 15 minutes to start burning.
In that time I was able to find one and check it out.
We thought someone was dropping drugs.
We were not notified there was going to be a burn off.

We just sussed out the wind direction and headed another way home.
We did report it to the local rangers.

The poor snakes don't stand a chance.
ginger749

January 11, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #8964015

Pic #1.

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January 11, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #8964018

Pic #2.

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January 11, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #8964021

Pic #3.

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January 11, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #8964025

Pic #4.

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January 11, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #8964027

Pic #5.

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January 11, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #8964029

Pic #6.

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January 11, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #8964031

Pic #7.

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January 11, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #8964033

Pic #8.

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January 11, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #8964034

Pic #9.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 12, 2012
12:22 AM

Post #8964401

Nice shots, Ginger. What's the story?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2012
4:59 AM

Post #8964475

Is that a juvenile Cokaboora Ginger?
Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #8964671

Beautiful photos, Ginger.
ginger749

January 12, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #8964987

This Bird flew right inside My Studio.

He did not find any Fish or Kings to eat.

After some hurried snapshots he was on his way home.
“Resin”has positively ID'd it for me already. ;o)

No Lily_love not a Cokaboora.
But a smaller cousin.

Today is Friday the 13th.
Be careful if Yall drive somewhere.

kell.



Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2012
12:30 PM

Post #8964991

Thank you Kell for your response. Glad the little one survived the collision. Also, I'm surprised to learn that the Friday the 13th lore is also shared there in the land of "yonder". lol
ginger749

January 12, 2012
12:36 PM

Post #8965002

Hi Lily,

Do you have Kingfishers where you live ?

I know certain people who won't go out shopping in their car today.

They will wait till tomorrow.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2012
12:54 PM

Post #8965035

Kell, yes we've what they call 'Belted Kingfisher'. I often saw them as they were passing by. Last year I had one that collided with my window, but recovered well like your little Cokaboora's smaller cousin there. Teehehehehe, with the time difference. You're 12 hours ahead of us. So technically it's still Thrusday, so no bad luck Friday "allowed" here--yet. lol

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2012
5:13 PM

Post #8965345

It's a Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus

Resin
ginger749

January 12, 2012
10:20 PM

Post #8965625

Thanks Resin,

I felt it was much more official coming from you.
By the way Resin, do you have Friday 13th curse there in UK ?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #8965993

You're welcome!

There's a popular belief in one, but I've never noticed any truth in it ;-)

Resin
ginger749

January 13, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #8966275

Yesterday 13-1-12 I took these Pictures from My Studio Door.

The Rainbow Lorikeets are snacking on My Cocus Palm Flowers.

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ginger749

January 13, 2012
2:19 PM

Post #8966450

Picture # 2.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 13, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #8966570

Love the photos of them! The palm flowers make a great background.
ginger749

January 13, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #8966584

Hi Pelle,
Long time no hear from you.
Thought you might have left DG.
Did you know there was a mass walkout over at Rocky Mountains Forum ?

Yes, these Lorikeets love the Flowers on this Palm.
I am going to add about 6 Pictures but they are all different.
Hope you enjoy the rest as well.

kell.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

January 13, 2012
9:19 PM

Post #8966845

The pictures of the Kingfisher closeup are lovely, and so are the Lorikeets. Like Pelle said, I love the background , they bring them out really well.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #8967103

The last two pics. are just gorgeous!
ginger749

January 14, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #8967885

Thank you Burn.

What does Grand-Falls stand for ?

Is it sort of like Niagara Falls in Canada ?

Picture # 4.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 14, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #8967894

They are gorgeous, ginger. Nice to see them in their native habitat, too. Over here, they have become a huge pest.
ginger749

January 14, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #8967900

Thanks Lily.

Can you imagine having them living in your yard ?

This next Picture is a bit of a quiz Picture.
Can Yall guess/count how many Birds are in the Picture ?

Picture # 5.

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January 14, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #8967910

[quote="MargaretK"]They are gorgeous, ginger. Nice to see them in their native habitat, too. Over here, they have become a huge pest.
[/quote]
Thanks Margaret,


Supermarket Car Parks don't like them here in SEQ.
There can be up to 12,000 in just one Car Park.
They have to put up Vinyl Shades to protect custemers Cars.



MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 14, 2012
7:04 PM

Post #8968015


They need to provide hearing protection as well. I know the noise of a couple of hundred. 12,000 would put a jet engine to shame.

ginger749

January 14, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #8968029

Too true Margaret.

Last Picture in the set of six.

Picture # 6.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

January 15, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #8968673

My count is 21 birds in your #5 pic.

Beautiful close up shot of the Loorikeet!
ginger749

January 15, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #8968696

Thanks Burn for your try.
I will give it a day to see if there are any other guesses.

pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 15, 2012
7:29 PM

Post #8969277

I count 22 birds in pic # 5
ginger749

January 16, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #8969631

Well done both of you.
21 Birds in Palm and one behind the camera. ^_^
So you are both right.
Does any one know what this tiny Bird is ?
Another Studio Visitor.

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Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #8969928

Really Beautiful birds

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #8970012

Might be a quail of some sort? Any more pics?

Resin
ginger749

January 16, 2012
11:36 AM

Post #8970036

Unlike all the other Birds that wonder into My Studio.
This shy little fella was not very cooperative when it came to Picture time.
Several times it played dead only to struggle harder next.

So I promptly let it go without a good profile shot.
There is a small group of about 5 of them running around.
But they are far to quick for me to take a good Picture.
Hope this helps Resin.

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ginger749

January 17, 2012
9:07 PM

Post #8972241

OK then.
















































Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #8973240

Hi Ginger - sorry, forgot to look in! Yep, still a quail, but impossible to tell what species.

Resin
ginger749

January 20, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #8975727

OK then Resin,
Thanks for at least giving it a shot.

kell.

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 20, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #8975823

In my books, the only one it looks as if it could be is the Brown Quail, Coturnix ypsilophora

http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/Coturnix-ypsilophora

http://www.birdphotos.com.au/Brown%20Quail/default.html

What do you think?
ginger749

January 20, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #8975844

Thanks Margaret for the links.
No time to look this morning.
But I have a whole free day tomorrow.

Did you try to add a picture yesterday ?
I could not add any Pictures ?
I'll try again tomorrow.

kell.

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 20, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #8975956

No, Kell, I haven't tried to add an image, but the links have images of the Brown Quail.
ginger749

January 20, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #8975990

I meant adding Pictures to DG.

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 20, 2012
8:36 PM

Post #8976057

Ah. Well, no to that, as well, hell. It's been too hot here to step outside. We've been having tempteratures over 38C. Revolting.
ginger749

January 22, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #8978339

How is the temp. there this week Margaret ?

We have 5 days of rain to look forward to this week.

I have 5 King Parrots coming to my feeder now.
Not seen them here before.

Maybe word got around that kell has good Tucker. ^_^

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 22, 2012
10:07 PM

Post #8978430

Lucky you, getting King Parrots, kell. They're stunning.

Things are heating up and we're expecting a run of 39's and 40's by the end of the week. Roll on winter.
ginger749

January 22, 2012
10:14 PM

Post #8978433

I will be adding Pictures of the kings in the next couple of days.

You poor thing, to put up with those temps is unbearable.
Do you have Air-Con ?

One Xmas a few years ago.
I ran the sprinkler on the tin roof to try to keep cool. ^_^
And yes it worked just fine.

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 22, 2012
11:49 PM

Post #8978460

They're ghastly temps. Yes we have refrigerated aircon, thank goodness. With 40 predicted for Australia Day, I wonder if numbers will be down at the Skyworks.

I look forward to seeing your King Parrots.
ginger749

January 23, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #8979261

I first planted this Macadamia Nut tree here 32 years ago.
After enjoying the Macadamia nuts from this tree for 27 years.
It was time to say good bye and cut it down.
They are truly the dirtiest trees I have ever kept.
They shed leaves every day of the year. (not so good for Pool)
And the fallen nuts are killers on ones feet when mowing this area.


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ginger749

January 23, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #8979277

The recently lopped Tree is now the support for the new feeder.
The Birds took a while to find it but now come every day.

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ginger749

January 23, 2012
12:33 PM

Post #8979283

This was the first time I saw a King on the feeder.
Within a week he was bringing his whole Family along.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 23, 2012
12:34 PM

Post #8979286

He is beautiful!
ginger749

January 23, 2012
12:36 PM

Post #8979290

Took this two days ago.
Australian King-Parrot Alisterus scapularis.

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ginger749

January 23, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #8979294

He sure is Pell.

I am very excited about this new family member.

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ginger749

January 23, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #8979311

I had not even finished painting the platform before these Guys turned up for afternoon tea.

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ginger749

January 23, 2012
12:54 PM

Post #8979321

I decided to build a fairly large platform to keep Rats from climbing up onto it.
They can only eat the scraps off the ground.
Our Rats are the wild native bush rats.
Not the European kind.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 23, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #8979724

Lovely shots of your tropical paradise there, kell. Lucky you having the King Parrots - and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. (Nice ute, too)
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

January 23, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #8979771

You guys have some awesome beautiful birds. So much bright vivid colors. Very nice Kell.

Margaret, sorry to hear your are experiencing yet another extremely hot Summer. You must have a lot of humidity associated with it, being so close to the coast.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 23, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #8979812

Thanks, Burn. Presently, the heat is very dry, as the wind is coming across the desert. When the trough crosses the coast, the humidity sky rockets.
ginger749

January 23, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #8979840

Margaret,

I just went down to my front gate.
Took a few Pictures back up towards My Studio.
We have just gotten 7" of that wet stuff from the Sky. (in 3 hours)
No one is going anywhere for the next few days.

Do you want some of this stuff to cool you down ?


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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 23, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #8979864

kell, I saw the forecast for parts of Qld. Amazing stuff. Yes, please, send it on over and I'll let you have some of our heat.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #8979902

Geez, 7 inches in a mere 3 hours! Those poor plants wouldn't know how to cope with the monsoon. Tehehehehe, it's so nice that you two are so willing to share each other's climate Kell and Margaret. Kell, lovely garden and such colorful feathered friends you've gotten there. Beautiful setting. Howdy Burn and Resin.
ginger749

January 23, 2012
6:53 PM

Post #8979904

[quote="MargaretK"]kell, Yes, please, send it on over and I'll let you have some of our heat. [/quote]
Just need your postal address. ;O)

This is looking out towards Front Gate.
That was my stockpile of Horse poop next to barrow.
It's all gone now.
Just as well I have my own poop factory's. ^_^

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 23, 2012
6:56 PM

Post #8979908

Let's hope it doesn't turn out to be a repeat of last year, hell. Amazing property you have.
ginger749

January 23, 2012
7:02 PM

Post #8979913

Thanks Kim.

Just checked boundry fence.
And about 180 feet is gone walk-about.

The grass under the old Macadamia tree is all but dead.
I am going to plant 'SirWalter' Grass there soon.

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ginger749

January 23, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #8979918

I was typing over you Margaret.
So I missed your post..

You are right there, no repeat of last year please.
This is from the front gate a couple of weeks ago.
Nice and dry hey ?


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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

January 23, 2012
8:14 PM

Post #8979984

Wow that's beautiful! Kell
ginger749

January 23, 2012
8:25 PM

Post #8979994

Thanks Burn,

I just can't imagine some Americans paying upwards of $15,000 to buy these Birds in USA.
So here they are flying around all the time.
And if we can entice them to come down to our feeders.
We get the bonus joy of taking their Picture.

ginger749

January 23, 2012
9:00 PM

Post #8980022

I have never seen these Guys breeding here at home.
These are very young Ducks that only fly in to feed on Horse food.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 24, 2012
3:25 AM

Post #8980107

[quote="ginger749"]I have never seen these Guys breeding here at home.
These are very young Ducks that only fly in to feed on Horse food.

[/quote]

Plumed Whistling Duck Dendrocygna eytoni

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2012
5:18 AM

Post #8980195

Kell, that last gate shot looks like paradise to me. Not so much the rain though!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #8980201

[quote="Mrs_Ed"]Kell, that last gate shot looks like paradise to me. Not so much the rain though!

[/quote]
Ditto to Mrs. Ed. how lovely!!!

ginger749

January 24, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #8981054

Thanks Resin for the ID.

Thanks also to Mrs_Ed and Kim, you are so kind.

I decided to go out to the front gate an hour ago and take this new Picture.
It's still raining now and our total rain-fall since Tuesday Night is over 330 mm. (13")

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 25, 2012
5:44 AM

Post #8981541

Oh Cripes. That's not good.

Love those palms. Are they Sagos?
And what are those gorgeous plants in front of the fence?

ginger749

January 25, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #8981857

They are Canary Palms Mrs_Ed.

I just can't remember the real name of the succulents.
I'll look it up later and report back.

This is them in Flower.


This Picture is from a Public Garden.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 25, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #8981865

They look like Tropical Candy Canes. :-)
ginger749

January 25, 2012
10:59 AM

Post #8981871

You might be right Pelle.

I thought they look like Swans. ^_^


ginger749

January 25, 2012
11:02 AM

Post #8981873

This Picture is especially for you Margaret.

I think you will need it today.
Forecast for you today 'Australia Day' is 42 C. Yikes!!!

If it gets too cold in that snow you can always Cuddle up to a Bear or two, ^_^

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 25, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #8982181

Thanks for that, kell. Even Rottnest Island, which is usually much cooler than the mainland, is having high temperatures and it's minimum was over 25C overnight. How about where you are, has the flooding subsided?
ginger749

January 25, 2012
3:35 PM

Post #8982198

Creek has gone down 90% but we have been promised more tomorrow and over the week-end.

So Council is not coming to clean up till early next week.
This is our main road in and out.
My Studio is behind the two Canary Palms to the left of this Picture.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #8982219

[quote="MargaretK"]Thanks for that, kell. Even Rottnest Island, which is usually much cooler than the mainland, is having high temperatures and it's minimum was over 25C overnight. How about where you are, has the flooding subsided?[/quote]

25° is unusual here even as a summer daytime maximum! Last year there were just 2 days got that hot, and none the year before.

Resin
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

January 25, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #8982299

That flooding doesn't look too good, to to close to the studio. Hope it doen't suffer any damage in the coming days. Neat looking flowers on the succulent. I took thought of Swans. :)

Keep cool Margaret!
ginger749

January 25, 2012
5:30 PM

Post #8982316

Thanks Burn.

This is to Resin.
Do you recognise this scene ?

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 25, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #8982393

[quote="Resin"]

25° is unusual here even as a summer daytime maximum! Last year there were just 2 days got that hot, and none the year before.

Resin
[/quote]

That sounds like a perfect daytime summer temperature, Resin. It's all roundabouts and swings, though, isn't it? We have incredibly mild winters - and not the type of "mild" you said you have on one of the other threads. :)

Fingers crossed about the rain, kell. One good thing that has come out of the rain Queensland and NSW received last year was that the Murray River got a well-needed boost.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #8983137

[quote="MargaretK"]

That sounds like a perfect daytime summer temperature, Resin. It's all roundabouts and swings, though, isn't it? We have incredibly mild winters - and not the type of "mild" you said you have on one of the other threads. :)
[/quote]

It's actually 3 or 4 degrees too hot for me! What I like best is around 22°, but even that is fairly scarce, the average summer day is more like 17° (and a bad one can be just 10° max)

Yep, it was good to read about the Murray (and Lake Eyre) refilling for the first time in years

Resin
ginger749

January 26, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #8983197

Looks like you probably don't know the place resin.



Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #8983248

That's true!!

Resin
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 26, 2012
4:27 PM

Post #8983367

Good to see you posting, kell. Looking at the news last night and hearing the forecast for northern NSW & Qld, I was a bit worried about how you were faring.

Resin, don't ever visit Australia in summer. We had 43.1 yesterday and expected hotter today and even hotter tomorrow and then a cool change - down to 38 for a few days. I want to move to Tasmania where they have sensible weather.
ginger749

January 26, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #8983395

[quote="MargaretK"]Resin, don't ever visit Australia in summer. [/quote]

I don't think resin ever leaves his home town.
That Picture I posted is less than 1 hours drive from his home.
That is a Statue of Robbie Burns.
Guess you have never heard of him either ? ^_^

ginger749

January 26, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #8983470

After this mornings 120 mm of liquid 'Sunshine'. ;o)
We are heading towards 700 mm in 3 days.

I wonder where NOAH is keeping his ARK ?


[quote="Holy Bible"]God saw how great wickedness had become and decided to wipe mankind from the face of the earth.
However, one righteous man among all the people of that time, Noah, found favor in God's eyes.
With very specific instructions, God told Noah to build an ark for him and his family in preparation for a catastrophic flood that would destroy every living thing on earth.[/quote]

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 26, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #8983483

I think you'll find that Resin is widely travelled, kell.
ginger749

January 26, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #8983498

I didn't think you would have heared of Robbie Burns.


Have you ever heard of Fremantle ?
It's just south of you.

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 26, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #8983513

LOL. Rings a vague bell.
ginger749

January 26, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #8983525

Aaa Haaaaa! exactly my point.

If you lived at Northumberland, you would know who R B was and where he was born.

It just started pouring here again.
I was just out cleaning my Tank filter.
It was full of ants. (little buggers)

ginger749

January 26, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #8983553

These things absolutely love the rain.
I have never seen them so prolific.

Maybe the snails and slugs polinate them ???

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ginger749

January 26, 2012
7:21 PM

Post #8983620

This next group of Pictures is NOT HERE for ID.
I know what they are and I am just including them to look at for anyone who might be interested.

These Guys fly in to feed on the 'Lawn Grubs' whenever it floods around here.

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ginger749

January 27, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #8984296

This Picture makes Me think of an Orchestra.

All the Musicians on one side and the CONDUCTOR In front and facing them.

Picture # 2.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 27, 2012
12:14 PM

Post #8984337

Neat!
ginger749

January 27, 2012
12:40 PM

Post #8984364

Picture # 3.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 27, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #8984472

Really nice!
ginger749

January 27, 2012
2:37 PM

Post #8984513

It looks like blood on the underside of the wings.
But I can assure you it is not.

At the base of all these fence posts you can see flood debris.
And what level the water got to. :o(

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 27, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #8984590

Very interesting birds, Kell. Hope the flood is gone for good, bet there will be lot of cleaning up to do.
ginger749

January 27, 2012
8:24 PM

Post #8984906

Yes you are right Kim.

Lots of cleaning up but no real damage.
Of cause I always loose the 3 strand barbed wire fence acros the creek.
But that has been happening for 32 years.
So that's no big deal.

ginger749

January 27, 2012
8:27 PM

Post #8984908

The good part of this flooding is it sets these guys off like magic.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 27, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #8984921

Ha, your namesake, eh, ginger? Fantastic. I've tried growing them, without any success.
ginger749

January 27, 2012
8:49 PM

Post #8984928

Sooo Margaret, You knew right away what it is.
Good for U.
It sits dormant for months and months.
I can water it every day to no avail.

As soon as it rains 'Liquid Gold' Off they go.

ginger749

January 27, 2012
9:11 PM

Post #8984936

Just took this Picture 10 minutes ago.

Today it is the turn of the Whistlers to occupy the music hall.
Their whistling is very loud too.

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ginger749

January 28, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #8985589

Sunday 7.09 am.

Macca is still on holidays so ABC radio is boring.
And guess what ?
It's still pouring rain.

The water Board is starting to release water from 3 major Dams.

There goes My Pumpkin Patch. ^_^

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ginger749

January 28, 2012
2:12 PM

Post #8985685

Just heard Adelaide copped a Big Storm last night.

I hope you made it through OK Colleen.

Today being Sunday.
Maybe I should go to Church and tell them I have had quite enough Rain for a while.
This is My drenched Studio.
Water Tank is still overflowing.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 28, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #8985980

Hmm, what's Queensland's logo? "Queensland. Beautiful one day, perfect the next." Maybe time to revisit that one.
ginger749

January 28, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #8986000

Be nice Margaret.
It's now going to be>>

"Queensland. Beautiful one day, wet the next."

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 28, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #8986030

Or even more appropriate "Wet one day, even wetter the next". And don't forget the odd cyclone or two.
ginger749

January 28, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #8986044

OK then, rub it in.

I took this Picture a couple of hours ago.

This is our main road in and out of Springbrook.
I have spotted three turtles in the last two days.

That is my Flowering Cacti on the work bench. (on the right)

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