Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday 24 - Christmas Birds

Just a brief post for this weeks WBW.

Christmas Birds seems an appropriate title for a turkey and a robin!

This is a Australian Brush-Turkey.  I took the pictures in the Daintree rainforest.  Further south  in Queensland these birds can become rather too bold for some people, and in the past I assume a good number would have ended up on the table!


The second of our topic birds is a Flame Robin - this bird is not really closely related to the famous Robin of European Christmas cards - but you can see why it got its name.

I managed to get this picture of the Flame Robin on a windy day at Wilsons Promontory NAtional Park. 


Life can be rather hectic at this time of year - so I am "scheduling" the post well in advance of its due date.  Replies may also be rather slow!

But do join in - lets see how many Boxing Day links we can get.


Thanks for all the links to WBW in the first 24 weeks of its life and lets keep going in 2013.

SM

31 comments:

Larry said...

Interesting birds indeed Stewart! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday. I look forward to it every week. I also want to apologize for sometimes not getting around to all the excellent bird folks who comment on my posts.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

EG CameraGirl said...

Both are coloured beautifully. LOVE that flame robin!

TexWisGirl said...

love both of these! i remember that funky turkey, but the flame robin is GREAT!

Andrea said...

I'm not sure the Brush Turkey would end up on anyone's table ... he seems small and not at all fattened up for a feast ... hmmmm. The Flame Robin, on the other hand, looks like he might be in search of a feast on this special day. Great red Christmas colored birds, Stewart. I don't doubt that you are having a wonderful Christmas ... having children to share it with is a blessing. Best Wishes on this wonderful day.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Island Rambles Blog said...

Happy Turkey Day and that is a lovely turkey up there...cheers.

mick said...

Season's greetings to you Stewart. The brush turkey is a menace up this way - but I'd sure like a photo of a beautiful little robin like that!

Adam Jones said...

Wow! That Robin is a real beauty. Not abird I've seen before.

Tammy said...

These a both very beautiful and unique looking birds! Cheers:)

DIMI said...

Hallo Stewart!These are both beautiful birds!Great shots!
Dimi..

Carole M. said...

loving the flame robin; how I'd love to be there at Wilsons for a snapshot like that

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That flame robin is WOW!

Connie Smiley said...

Interesting, Stewart! Both of them are so different from ours. Hope you had a good Christmas.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Great colour contrasts in both birds! The little flame robin is so cute!

Gowri Saligram said...

What a cool looking turkey! And the robin's lovely too!

Happy holidays, Stewart!

Pieni Lintu said...

Flame robin's colors are so beautiful!!

Phil said...

The Flame Robin is a really orangey bright red Stewart and I'm wondering if it is used on Australian Christmas cards. Probably wouldn't work without the snow that we employ. Still safe here in the NW, water and flood alerts most everywhere else for many folks' Christmas. All the best for 2013 and keep up the good work.

Findlay Wilde said...

I really like how bright that Flame Robin is. From Findlay

eileeninmd said...

Hi Stewart, hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and your turkey is safe and not someone's dinner. The Robin is gorgeous. Wonderful photos. Thanks again for hosting WBW. Have a great day!

Nette Cecilia said...

I hope you had some wondwerful christmas days and a happy new year to you,Nette

Mitzi said...

Stewart, you are so wonderful to host this hop for us nature lovers! I absolutely love the Flame Robin and you have captured him so beautifully! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas! Blessings to you...

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NatureFootstep said...

I loved that turkey. Never seen this oen before.

Thanks for hosting and wishing you a Happy New Year.

bailey-road.com said...

A couple of really cool birds!

Mama Zen said...

Love that robin!

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Stewart
Both pictures are beautiful - turkeys are some "fun" bird ..... tastes good.
Wish you a Happy New Year.
Hanne Bente

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow!!! these are so beautiful...

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I always write a comment on your blog first and this week, it appears, I went backwards...sorry, bet you would have never been the wiser;') The image share reminds me a bit of our wild Turkey...great looking birds in their own rights! Happy New Year~

edenhills said...

Love the turkey! I also posted turkeys for this week. :-)

pattisjarrett said...

Interesting feather patterning on the turkey, love that brightly-colored robin. I shall look forward to participating in WBW in 2013.

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