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.
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.ReplyDelete
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!
Both are coloured beautifully. LOVE that flame robin!ReplyDelete
love both of these! i remember that funky turkey, but the flame robin is GREAT!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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Happy Turkey Day and that is a lovely turkey up there...cheers.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Wow! That Robin is a real beauty. Not abird I've seen before.ReplyDelete
These a both very beautiful and unique looking birds! Cheers:)ReplyDelete
Hallo Stewart!These are both beautiful birds!Great shots!ReplyDelete
loving the flame robin; how I'd love to be there at Wilsons for a snapshot like thatReplyDelete
That flame robin is WOW!ReplyDelete
Interesting, Stewart! Both of them are so different from ours. Hope you had a good Christmas.ReplyDelete
Great colour contrasts in both birds! The little flame robin is so cute!ReplyDelete
What a cool looking turkey! And the robin's lovely too!ReplyDelete
Happy holidays, Stewart!
Flame robin's colors are so beautiful!!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I really like how bright that Flame Robin is. From FindlayReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I hope you had some wondwerful christmas days and a happy new year to you,NetteReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
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I loved that turkey. Never seen this oen before.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting and wishing you a Happy New Year.
A couple of really cool birds!ReplyDelete
Love that robin!ReplyDelete
Both pictures are beautiful - turkeys are some "fun" bird ..... tastes good.
Wish you a Happy New Year.
Wow!!! these are so beautiful...ReplyDelete
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~ReplyDelete
Love the turkey! I also posted turkeys for this week. :-)ReplyDelete
Interesting feather patterning on the turkey, love that brightly-colored robin. I shall look forward to participating in WBW in 2013.ReplyDelete
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