Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday 57 - Black and White

I thought I'd do something a little different this week - I've posted birds of the same type, from the same place and from the same day - but tis week I thought I'd post birds of the same colour.  In in ths case, two colours; black and white.

So here they are, in no particular order of preference:

Pied Oystercatcher

Those of you with a sharp eye will notice that this oystercatcher is the image I used for the WBW badge.

Magpie Lark
 Those of you with a sharp eye will notice that this Magpie lark is the image I used for my Flickr badge!

Magpie

Little Pied Cormorant

Pied Butcher Bird
Willie Wagtail
Australian Pelican
Hope you liked the tour in black and white (and just a touch of grey).

Now its your turn to get involved in WBW - click the link below and off you go! (Ah, I messed up the start time - all fixed.  Sorry about that!)


41 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I LOVE that magpie lark!!!

And the header you have is beautiful too!

Frank said...

Super two-tone selection.

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos!
Like it!

Carole M. said...

yes I love the header too Stewart; also great black and white'ers

Brian King said...

All fantastic birds, but the Magpie Lark is my favorite as far as plumage is concerned! Very striking!

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, a great idea sharing your B&W birds. Some of my favorites are the Magpie Lark, Cormorant and the cute Wagtail. As always, thanks for hosting and enjoy your week ahead.

Neil said...

Great series of Black and White.

mick said...

A very nice series of black and white birds. I especially like the Pied Oystercatcher with its reflection in the sand.

TexWisGirl said...

magpie lark sure cuts a pretty scene! always love those cormorants, too.

Carletta said...

Hello Stewart,
I've been away for a few weeks and I'm glad to be back this week.
Wonderful shots in this series!
I think that Little Pied Cormorant is a cutie.
Really like the pelican shot too. I keep hoping someday I'll be in the right spot to capture a pelican. It just hasn't happened. :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That was neat bunching up the black & whites like that. Well done.

Faye said...

Like your studies in B & W, Stewart. So interesting when there is a particular focus to the photos you share. My favorite today is the magpie lark--so startling. And a Willie Wagtail? Such a great name--I had a pit bull mix called Willie whose last name could have been Wagtail! :-)

sylvia kirkwood said...

Beautiful variety of birds and wonderful captures as always, Stewart!!

Chris Rohrer said...

The Magpie Lark is awesome as is the Magpie. Excellent theme!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Handsome birds in their formal colors. Love 'em all...didn't realize until just now how different your pelican is from our brown one...

Sharon Wagner said...

I love B/W. I wonder if there is a color that you could not find a bird to match.

Mama Zen said...

That Magpie Lark is just gorgeous!

Jo said...

Wow Stewart! The Pied Oystercatcher image and reflection is eye-catching to say the least! I love the theme too. Greetings, Jo (East Africa)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds.

Karen said...

I like your "monochrome" colour scheme Stewart! Such a terrific variety in this series.

Andrea said...

It is eleven and I am just getting home from the Raptor Program. I posted this morning before you so couldn't link. So I come over and I say to myself ... I have seen that black and white bird before and then I realized it is your button ... how cool. Why are so many of your black and white birds called "Pied" somethings ... Maybe I should look Pied up in the dictionary ... hmmmm. Anyway, it's late and I am tired, but couldn't resist coming up to the computer to see what your post was ... Glad I did :) I will be back when I am more awake to comment on your Wallabies ... they are awesome too. Good night, Stewart,

Andrea @ From The Sol

Ercotravels said...

Just the beautiful birds watching.
Nice post, dear.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Stewart
Loved those post of Black and white birds. I see my 'bird' is one of yours today. Great minds think alike. Anyway, all your shots are wonderful. Thanks for hosting.

i stora drag said...

Great idea with black-and-white birds! The magpie lark was a bit special for me, never seen any before. Lovely photos of course, Stewart!
Greetings Pia

Digi-Irma said...

Hello Stewart.
Beautiful birds in this black and white.
This week I have no birds for the link to Wild Bird Wednesday.
Butterflies I have this week, but I do not know if I can.

Greetings Irma

Garry said...

Thanks Stewart. Despite my footy club preference for magpies, I would love them anyway - they are a really proud looking bird, as though they feel they have every right to be occupying the patch of lawn or branch they are resting on. And is there anything better than waking up to the sound of a couple of magpies in the tree outside your window?

Gary Phillips said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

They're all beautiful birds.

Christian Perrin said...

Wow, we really do have a lot of black and white birds here, don't we!? I love that Oystercatcher shot the best - against the black and white feathers, the red bill just seems all the more brilliant!

Kerri Farley said...

Black and White Beauties!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that Pelican!

Montanagirl said...

Hello there Stewart. I found you via Snap Happy Birding and thought I'd pay a visit. Your photography is outstanding, and I really like your blog. I hope you stop over and visit my blog sometime. I think I'll join yours and follow along. LOVE your bird photos!!

bailey-road.com said...

Nice theme. Black and white birds are particularly striking.

Arija said...

I'm surprised at you, with that selection you could so easily had them in rising size.

I probably won't be posting for a while. My husband of 55 years is in palliative care and I spend most of my time there.

Liz Needle said...

Lovely collection of black and white Aussies. They are all beautiful, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for a Willy Wagtail.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shots.
Lotsa Black and White birds. Nice selection. MB

Phil said...

Good idea Stewart. It's only when brought together we realise how many birds are B&W. Like the Magpie Lark best - seems like a strange combination of types for us uded to either Magpies or Skylarks.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a great idea Stewart and yep, I must have a sharp eye ;). These bird shares are all terrific. Thank you again for your kindness in allowing us to share our world of wild birds around the globe~

DIMI said...

Great serie of photos Stewart!!!
Lovely birds!(i was on holidays)
Dimi...

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

I enjoyed your black and white birds. Beautiful images.

Pat Tillett said...

Beauties! Every one of them...
Of course, most are never seen around these parts, but I wish they were!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great bird photos! (I never make it to this challenge before it has closed.)