Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday 76 - A Christmas Bower

Hi there and welcome to the Christmas day edition of Wild Bird Wednesday!  By the time this posts the big day will have started in New Zealand and be just a few hours old in Australia.  You guys in the west will have to wait a little longer!

Just a post and run today - but I thought I'd put up some bowerbirds  As cardboard cut-outs they would make great decorations on a Christmas tree - and in the flesh they are real show stoppers!

Thanks to all the linkers, commenters, +1ers and folk who just pop now and then for making WBW what it is.  I have no idea how it ranks compared to other bird sites - but I think we have build a good little community here - so I'll see you in 2014.

Satin Bowerbird (female)
Satin Bowerbird (female)

Satin Bowerbird (male)
Regent Bowerbird (female and male)

Regent Bowerbird (female)
Regent Bowerbird (Male x2 and female)
Regent Bowerbird (male)
Now its your turn to join in - if you are here on Christmas day (or there abouts) I assume you know what to do!




37 comments:

Dave said...

Great birds indeed Stewart.

Many thanks for your efforts in hosting this wonderful weekly journey through the world of birds and birding, your a star.

Enjoy the festivities

Dave

karen said...

Such colourful birds. Hope you have had a wonderful day. xx

TexWisGirl said...

really gorgeous birds. merry christmas to you and yours, stewart. thanks for hosting wbw.

Irma said...

Really beautiful birds Stewart.
Many of them are in the Netherlands are not.
I wish you and all your loved ones a Merry Christmas a happy and especially healthy 2014.

Greetings Irma

Mama Zen said...

They are really pretty birds!

Have a marvelous Christmas, Stewart!

Kristi Bowman said...

Gorgeous!! Every variation is so different and all beautiful! Thank you for hosting WBW!! Enjoy your Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lea said...

Great photos of beautiful birds!
Merry Christmas!
Lea

Connie Smiley said...

What beauties! I'd take a live one of those Regent Bowerbirds for our Christmas tree.

You have put together a nice community, Stewart. Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting looking bird.
I guess i should have posted a "Christmas Goose" well on the table kind. Haha!
Merry Christmas to one and all and thanks for hosting this site and I hope you will continue. MB

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Thank you so much Stewart fo all that you do...I think it is a marvelous site. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I agree, any of these beauties would make great Christmas adornments!

Findlay Wilde said...

Those Regent Bowerbirds looking amazing. I have really enjoyed joining in with Wild Bird Wednesday and I hope you keep doing it for a long time. Have a Merry Christmas with your family. From Findlay

Gunilla Bäck said...

Stunning birds! Merry Christmas to all participants!

Adam Tilt said...

Stunning birds Stewart. Merry Christmas to you and I look forward to the continuation of Wild Bird Wednesday in 2014.

Chris Rohrer said...

Really nice and colorful!!!! Gorgeous! Happy holiday! All my best! Chris

mick said...

Great photos of the Bowerbirds. I don't have experience of the Regent B but the Satin B are a disaster around fruit trees! They don't eat a lot but they spoil it all for others!!

mick said...

Happy Holidays - I meant to say - and thanks for hosting WBW!

Neil said...

Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

stiefbeen said...

heel mooi deze serie,geweldig.

Andrea said...

What? You couldn't find a red and green bird to post? Well a bird with purple eyes and little green tufts on it's cere will do for this special day. They are all beautiful and I couldn't agree more, you certainly have built a wonderful community and I am happy to be part of it. I know because you have children at home that this will be a fun time for you and your family. My best wishes to all of you ... Thanks for a great year of birding. I love what I learn from you, and am looking forward to another fun year...

Andrea @ From The Sol

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That regent Bower Bird is stunning. Best to you and yours on this day Stewart.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow, that Male Regents Bower bird is gorgeous! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, these are cool looking birds. The Satin Bowerbird has beautiful blue eyes. And the Regents Bowerbird is so colorful and pretty. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for hosting, I was not sure if it would happen with the holiday.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Carole M. said...

I just LOVE the Regents Bowerbird Stewart; when at O'Reilleys I had one very fleeting glance at it, in heavy downpour! You got some terrific close-ups here; best wishes, and thanks for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday for each of us ardent birders and nature-lovers

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Merry Christmas Stewart...I am wishing for a Regent Bowerbird for Christmas..if one came here the birders would pass out in excitement. cheers.

DesertHen said...

Beautiful birds! Merry Christmas!

Eko said...

Hyvää ja Rauhallista Joulua...
Eko
Suomi/Lapland/Kuusamo

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Love the blue eyes of the satin b.bird. The regent bright yellow & black b.bird looks fabulous . Merry Christmas !

Arija said...

Don't you just love the female bowerbird? In my book her markings outshine the metallic male. A lovely post Stewart. Hope you all are having the best Christmas ever.
It just cooled down here too and, oh bliss oh joy, I can open the house and let the cool air drift through.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. Thanks for sharing.

Kerri Farley said...

They sure are beautiful!! Merry Christmas!

Montanagirl said...

Happy Holidays, Stewart! We're visiting daughter and family in Alaska for Christmas. Just thought I'd take a quick minute and do a few comments this morning before anyone else gets up. It's 37 degrees below zero this morning! They Yellow and Black bird is very striking.

babsjeheron said...

Wow, those are amazing birds, great photos - thanks for sharing them, Stewart. Wishing everyone who celebrates it a very Merry Christmas, and to those who don't, very happy Wednesday/ Thursday depending on timezones, which always befuddle me!

Phil Slade said...

The bower birds are making a better show of it then the England team Stewart.
Best for 2014 - see you then.

maryaustria said...

Wow, these bower birds are gorgeous! A wonderful yellow!

Janice Adcock said...

Beautiful birds. And good to know they are a traditional tree ornament!

Dawn Hart @ Stone Pit Crafts said...
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Dawn Hart @ Stone Pit Crafts said...

Beautiful birds, found you via Andrea @ From the Sol hope to join in with you in the New Year.