Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday - 100 WBW's

Hard to believe that it was almost two years ago that I took up the reins of the run-away horse that is WBW!

Dave Springman over at Pine River Review had run World Bird Wednesday for a couple of years, but had decided to hang up the telephoto and do other things - and I picked up where he left off.  With a slight rebadging we were off.

I need to say that Wild Bird Wednesday benefited greatly from the people who had already teamed up with Dave - so if anybody is still in contact with him, tell him I say "Hello!".

Somewhere in the region of 60 to 70 people link there blogs up through WBW - and normally about 200+ people visit.

These are a (slightly self indulgent) collection of images from my "header" posts for WBW - I hope you enjoy them!

Southern Cassowary - Daintree Rainforest, Queensland, Australia
Broad Billed Humming Bird - Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Arizona, USA
Crested Tern - Mud Island,Victoria, Australia
Crimson Rosella - Lorne,Victoria, Australia 
Crimson Rosella - Lambington National Park, Queensland, Australia

Eastern Spinebill, Lorne, Victoria, Australia 
Eurasian Hoopoe, Muscat, Oman
Fairy Terns - Mud Island,Victoria, Australia
Green Rosella - Burny Island,Tasmania, Australia
Pink Eared Duck - Perth, Western Australia, Australia 
Rainbow Bee-eater - Daintree, Queensland,  Australia
Red Knot - Pope's Eye,Victoria, Australia
Shy Albatross - Bruny Island,Tasmania, Australia 
Silvereye - Yarra Valley,Victoria, Australia
Banded Stilts, Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia
Now its over to you to post your links - as this is a birthday (or sorts) why not make an extra effort to invite new bloggers along!  Cheers.  Here's to the next 200!

67 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you have some star attractions, here, stewart! lovely collection of a variety of feathered beauties!

thanks for being a great host! :)

Phil Slade said...

Great stuff with the headers Stewart. I am sure everyone who visits Wild Bird Wednesday is appreciative of all your hard work.

I spotted the deliberate mistake. You can't fool us birders, we know a tern from a parrot!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Congrats on almost two years of Wild Bird Wednesdays!! The Broad-Billed Hummingbird and the Crimson Rosella are my two favorite pictures in this set. Have a great day Stewart!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful...each and every ONE!!!
Congrats on the 100th Wednesday hosting. You're much appreciated.

Sylvia K said...

Congratulations indeed, Stewart!! And, yes, each bird in your post for the day is beautiful and your captures are superb!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope your week is going well!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Stewart Congratulations. You posts are all so interesting and have great photos as this one. Like Phil said, a Rosella is not a Tern! I think you maybe forgot to add the Tern shot in! Thanks for all your hard work over the past 2 years on WBW.

Frank said...

Stewart ... thanks for carrying on the banner and delighting us with a fabulous selection of avian species.

Here's to the next 100 publications ... Cheers.

Modesto Viegas said...

Great collection!!!
Congratulations for your work!

Chris Rohrer said...

Love your retread choices. These would be highlights in my book as well. There are so many incredible birds out there. And thank you for hosting this day.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

OUtstanding shots!

I'm booking my tickets for downunder right now.

Gail Dixon said...

What a beautiful collection! Some I've never seen before, so those were a treat. Congrats on 100 WBW posts! That's an amazing feat.

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos, I don't know which one I like most, maybe the Crested Tern!
Congrats on the 100th post of WBW!!
/Pia

Andrew Fulton said...

Congratulations on reaching this milestone Stewart... you have shared some wonderful birds to celebrate.

Andrea Priebe said...

A nice reminder of all of the wonderful birds you have in Australia ... and having you share them with us has been an eye opener for me. I love WBW mostly because you are so good and so likable ... I look forward to another 100 WBW's with you at the helm. I am hoping (it's still in the "wishful thinking" category) to be taking some pictures of your birds too ... maybe even with you as my guide (if the price is right:). I am expecting to go to Thailand for a wedding next year and I can't imagine getting that close and not making it happen ... fingers crossed. But that's a topic for another time ... for today, Congratulations Stewart ... and Thank you for making this such a wonderful experience.

Andrea @ From The Sol

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig mooi en zoveel.

Nette Cecilia said...

All the photos are very beutiful ,great shots ,thank you for bringing us together in birdlife ,Nette

Findlay Wilde said...

That is such a brilliant collection of bird pictures. Thank you so much for doing Wild Bird Wednesday. From Findlay

Jo said...

Congratulations on your 100th! I started off with Dave and thankfully you took over. I simply love this meme (it's my favorite!) OMW I am sitting here in East Africa with my mouth hanging open on my desk. I remember many of these images you posted today but WOW WOW WOW! They are stunning! Well done Stewart and thanks for saddling up and managing this horse! Greetings Jo

Jo said...

Err, I also saw the Tern vs Parrot but I was taught by my mentor (birder sister-in-law) never to argue with about birding. So I didn't ... Well done, Phil!!

Sharon Wagner said...

I picked an old WBW favorite to post in honor of your 100 anniversary. I've really enjoyed linking up to WBW. In fact it has become my main blogging theme. Birds and traveling! And your posts from so far away are always interesting to me.

Ela said...

Wow ! What gorgeous birds ! Your photos are wonderful, as always !
Greetings :)

mick said...

A great collection of photos and congratulations on your management of a meme where we all enjoy sharing our photos of birds.

June Caedmon said...

Congratulations, Stewart! I'm honored to be linking up for your 100th! Your photos are amazing! Thanks for continuing to host this fun link up!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Congrats on the 100th WBW! A great collection of birds.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

How could I ever pick a favorite? You have outdone yourself with all these marvelous images! Congrats on the two year milestone-- you are doing a great job and are so appreciated. Yes, I caught that mis-labeled/renamed parrot-- you were just trying to make sure that everyone who visits takes the time to read your posts. Well, rest assured!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Stewart, although the first bird totally took me off guard, it did begin to grow on me as I stared at the screen! These are such awesome creatures to share with us!...:)JP

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, congrats and thanks on hosting 100th WBW. It has been fun! ALL The Rosellas are some of my favorites. I love all your beautiful birds and gorgeous photos..Thanks again for hosting, have a happy week!

Christian Weiß said...

A very impressive collection and thanks for making WBW.

Brian King said...

These are all fantastic shots! I especially like the hummingbird and stilts! Congratulations on 100!

Gemma Wiseman said...

What an incredible collection of birds. So love the image of the cassowary and the black and white bird from Oman. Thanks so much for hosting this meme.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your 100 WBW Stewart. You've celebrated wonderfully with all those shots. I have had such enjoyment viewing each one. Of course, the Eastern Spinebill is my favourite photo :D)

Felicia said...

Oh my Stewart....gorgeous captures. I hardly have any bird photos but just enjoy seeing all yours and everyone else's. Happy birthday to WBW.

babsjeheron said...

Congrats on your 100th WBW, Stewart. All of the photos you've chosen are excellent. I love the very colorful birds, but my favorite is the spinebill. Your capture shows him in a posture reminiscent of something Audubon would have portrayed.

marshaleith said...

I have never even seen photos of any of the birds you posted today. I joined your link for the first time today..but with a more common bird...a woodpecker!

Stewart M said...

Ah! Thanks for the comments - I find that splitting crimson rosellas and terns a bit of a challenge at times!

All fixed now!

SM

marshaleith said...

oops I blew it for my first time linking here...I hadn't published the birds on my blog before...but they had been on Flickr so maybe that counts!!
Thanks for hosting this

pattisjarrett said...

You have the coolest birds ever. The Crimson Rosella steals the show for me. What a beautiful bird. All are fantastic shots.

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

I miss Dave's outstanding photography work. When I saw you mentioning him there in your opening lines, I got all excited thinking he had returned. Congratulations on #100 and doing a fine job on your own.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Love to see the many pictures that you share!

Russell Jenkins said...

What a wonderful collection of birds and high quality pictures. I joy to view them.

Marie said...

100! Yay! What amazingly beautiful photos to celebrate this milestone!

Bob Bushell said...

Excellent collection as usual Stewart.

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Great series of this wonderful variety of birds.
Perfect photographed.
Greetings Irma

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Many many congratulations...

orchid Miyako said...

So sorry for y belated comment, I had been busy today(^^;)

OMG, Congratulations on your 100th link☆☆☆ Amazing and outstanding collections of birds from Australia, WOW!!! Just cannot say the favorite(^_^)v

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Richard Pegler said...

Congratulations on No.100 Stewart. What a fabulous colection of images to celebrate the occasion too!!

Here's to the next 100.

Best wishes from UK - - - Richard

Roan said...

You have an amazing selection here, but that Crimson Rosella is gorgeous!

Christian Perrin said...

Happy 100th Birthday! :)

An amazing selection of photos here Stewart - I love the international mix! Very long casque on the Cassowary head - I thought it might have been a New Guinea bird for a moment.

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous series of photos, Stewart. Love that pink-eared Duck!!

Jo said...

Hi again, Stewart, I've linked up again as I had more to show. Thanks!

LadyD Piano said...

Thanks, Stewart! Congrats and I love the Tern in action!

BumbleVee said...

love the wild coloured Rosella... I've linked a plain Jane or Joe... robin...but, it is my first attempt with my new zoom toy... Susan at This and That steered me in your direction...

janiceadcock said...

Wonderful shots. And congrats on turning 100. You do not look a day over 35... Great job of hosting.

Gillian Olson said...

What a gorgeous collection of birds!

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

Enjoyed them I did! What gorgeous birds and captures of them!

Liz said...

I cannot believe it has almost been 2 years, Stewart!
Great post and some lovely birday in there.

bailey-road.com said...

Great group of beautiful photos, Stewart. Thanks so much for hosting WBW.

Max-e said...

Quite an impressive collection of pictures Stewart. I saw the Eurasian Hoepoe in Dubai last December and they are a paler version of the African variety. The Cassowary is a fascinating looking bird.

Mariusz from Nowy Sacz said...

The beautiful thing birdwatching.

Linda said...

Exquisite set of photos! Thanks for hosting WBW.

CountryMouse said...

Well done on post 100! As usual I love the variety shared on here and seeing many new birds. Great pics Stewart.

Small City Scenes said...

Happy 100th. I have been a faithful follower and even contributor but this time I oops forgot. Sorry! MB

Pat Tillett said...

That is an amazing parade of birds and photos Stewart. The Eurasian Hoopoe really blew my mind. What an amazing creature.

Congrats to everyone involved. Maybe one of these days I will participate regularly.

Jan Glasziou Rainbird said...

Very impressive photos. Now I must keep an eye out for WBW

Jan Glasziou Rainbird said...

Very impressive photos. Now I must keep an eye out for WBW

HansHB said...

Congratulations with you 100 WBW posts! I am not able to patricipate every week but I do like to visit!
And, as always, a great serie of photos! Well done!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful meme Stewart. I feel terrible that I wasn't able to link up on this special day. We were on the ferry that week I believe -- van camping in Alaska now and now and then we have decent internet. I hope to get back to linking next week to WBW.