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And old faithful drying out after breakfast...
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Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:


Perfect Ton.

Mallard.



Chestnut Teal, male.
Gorgeous shot!
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Thanks Johan, don't know what I'd do without you for my ID's, probably have to buy a book which I did once upon a time, I think it went with our caravan when we sold it some time ago. Hopefully a mallard looked a bit like this, will have to google now
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Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:

Thanks Johan, don't know what I'd do without you for my ID's, probably have to buy a book which I did once upon a time, I think it went with our caravan when we sold it some time ago. Hopefully a mallard looked a bit like this, will have to google now
Both mallards and chestnut teals sure belong to the genus Anas, but still look quite different:

Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)

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And it is certainly a good idea to have a decent bird guide to help identifying birds you don't immediately recognize. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with suitable ones for Australian birds. Also Internet searches can help to identify birds if you have even some sort of idea what the bird might be.
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Thanks again Heikki, my search found a quite different head colour than the above, quite greenish [teal] coloured the main difference being the white neck band so my so called mallard did look fairly similar to the chestnut teal. Message to self " don't be so lazy and search if unsure, don't rely on eagle eyed Dyxum experts! and put some effort into your posts"
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Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:

Thanks again Heikki, my search found a quite different head colour than the above, quite greenish [teal] coloured the main difference being the white neck band so my so called mallard did look fairly similar to the chestnut teal. Message to self " don't be so lazy and search if unsure, don't rely on eagle eyed Dyxum experts! and put some effort into your posts"
Actually whether the mallard drake's head looks more blue or green depends on lighting.

Here is an older mallard photo, where the head looks green:

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And of course, then in summer and early autumn, ducks are moulting and that fancy breeding plumage goes out and for a while even the drakes look less colourful.
 



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the storks have already returned from Africa



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Northern mockingbird

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A very dull day when I saw the lorikeets have returned to feed on the hawthorn berries in the bushland next to us.

2 And awaiting their turn to feed in the grevilleas.

BIF to follow.....
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Song Sparrow

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That's a good one Lee. Nice details on the bird and smooth background
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Pied cormorant

2 right profile

3 left profile close up

4 walking

5 and finally swimming away.

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Anhinga, just liked the pose.

2 and cropped
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Brown-eared bulbul



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