Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday 378 - Emu

This week's WBW is brought to you by the number 378 and the letter Emu!

It's been really busy here: work, family birthdays, too much cake (if such a thing is possible) and other time consuming events!

So, for this week, here is an Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) having a breakfast of nice yellow flowers in the Alice Springs Desert Park.









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18 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Such a curious looking bird! Love it!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Can't go wrong with an Emu in yer lens!!! YAM xx

Nathalie SANTA MARIA said...

Great images ! I thought it no longer existed in nature?
You ard lucky !

Brian King said...

What beautiful photos!

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures of the Emu having a breakfast :-))

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

The Emu is almost smiling as if really enjoying the flowers.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I saw this bird at Tidbinbilla near Canberra, where there were both wild and captive species, and I was never quite sure whether the two birds I encountered were wild. Maybe I will come across them again next year and have the assurance that I did meet up with wild creatures.

This N That said...

Wonderful pictures. Interesting ear coloring... I have no birdies to share this week....and no, there is no such thing as too much cake..LOL

Pat Ulrich said...

Great series! It's wild to me to imagine finding a bird that large in the wild. We have nothing like it here in North America!

Florida Farm Girl said...

No link to post but want to say I spent the last few days at Jekyll Island, Georgia for the Georgia Ornithological Society conference and was reminded why I moved from the coast to the mountains! It was good to see the shore birds and water birds again, though. Our guest speaker was Kenn Kaufman and he was a delight.

Lady Fi said...

Awww - wonderful shots!

italiafinlandia said...

Lovely and a bit funny...!
Cheers!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

mmmm nom nom

BumbleVee said...

Okay Stewart, this is pretty funny because I just sent a pic of an Emu (that I took in Canada by the way) to my sister instead of a turkey photo for our Thanksgiving Day here.
It lives near her in the province of British Columbia and has for years.. all alone on a little farm. I don't know how old they get, but this guy is quite elderly I suspect. Everybody in the area knows about him/her... and I'm assuming they have an enclosure heated for it in the cold winter months ..cuz it gets pretty darned cold around those parts. It can go down to -30C and worse on occasion.

Lea said...

I like to do crossword puzzles, and Emu shows up quite often.
Now whenever I write Emu in the crossword spaces, I will think of your wonderful photos!
Thanks for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday!

Cloudia said...

Thanks for the close look Stewart

Linda said...

That's a cool bird!

A Quiet Corner said...

I cannot imagine seeing one in their natural environment...I have only seen them in captivity...:)jp