21 December 2013

On the 21st day of Christmas ... Fourteen Aussie Birds


Sharing a medley of  birding pics taken through-out this year, and to especially, thank those of you who have continued to visit, leaving numerous comments on successive Snap Happy Birding blog posts.

I've truly welcomed the friendly camaraderie, and  always enjoyed reading every single comment, as if it has been personal mail ... and it is, in a sense.

My best wishes are offered to each of you, for a safe, and happy Christmas time. 


 Black Kite
 
Eastern Rosella 

Crested Pigeon 

Superb Fairy Wren


 Galah

White-faced Grey Heron

Rainbow Lorikeet 

Red-browed Finch (or Firetail) 

Red-capped Robin 

Eastern Yellow Robin 

Satin Bowerbird (female or juvenile male) 

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo 

Chestnut Teal 


Willie Wagtail

Sharing with Christmas Day links on Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday

44 comments:

David Gascoigne said...

Merry Christmas, Carole. Best wishes for a bird-filled New Year.

eileeninmd said...

Carole, wow these are all awesome birds and lovely photos. A beautiful medley! Enjoy your weekend!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Thanks for sharing these stunning, brilliant and beautiful pictures. Pure joy to view them. Merry Christmas to you too !

DeniseinVA said...

I have always been in awe of your beautiful Australian birds. Marvelous photos Carole! Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Isidro Ortiz said...

Bonitas capturas.Feliz Navidad.Un abrazo

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, what a selection of birds you have photographed, they are brilliant, thanks Carole.

Roy Norris said...

That is a really fabulous set of images Carole.
Merry Christmas.

TexWisGirl said...

just incredible birds and very handsome shots! we appreciate your sharing them with us all through the year. :)

schöngeist for two said...

was für schöne Bilder!
ich wünsche dir ein fröhliches Weihnachstfest!
Lieben Gruss Elke

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

What an array of birds you have to photograph. Your photos have taken a huge leap in quality over time. I can see it. The Crested Pigeon is my favorite.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous photos! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Carole!

Beth Edwards said...

well, i was going to pick a fav but by the end of the post i had lost count. ha. ha!!

great birdie post. ( :

Filip Demuinck said...

Your bird pictures are just fantastic.

Greetings,
Filip

Lisa Gordon said...

Carole, each of these is just beautiful.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a bright, beautiful New Year.

Jan Castle said...

Stunning pictures Carole...thank you so much for sharing your talent throughout the year. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!
Hugs...with and without Paper,
Jan

diane b said...

Fabulous bird photography and birds of course.

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your bird photos!
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
RW & SK

Pam :) said...

You captured the awesome beauty of these birds perfectly, Carole.

Joop Zand said...

WOW.....so much lovely pictures with nice colors and fantastic sharpness.....this is really a good post Carole.

Merry Christmas !

Greetings, Joop

Irma said...

What a beautiful pictures of all these different birds.
I wish you a very merry Christmas, and especially a very healthy 2014.
Greetings Irma

John Kooistra said...

A nice collection of some of our great Aussie birds. A Merry Christmas and a snap happy New Year to you Carole!

John Kooistra said...

A nice collection of some of our great Aussie birds. A merry Christmas and a snap happy New Year to you Carole!

Phil Slade said...

You put together a brilliant colletion of photos Carole. I love the Chestnut Teal - must have missed him first time around. Best wishes to you and your family for the festive holiday. may all your birding days and photos be Simply The Best.

RETA said...

I can't even imagine the joy you must feel in living amongst these exquisite specimens! Your photos are lovely and exciting! Thank you for posting and sharing these with us!

RETA@ http://evenhaazer.blogspot.com

Grandma C said...

Happy Holidays to the best looking Aussie birds!

Christian Perrin said...

All amazing photos here Carole! The Red-capped Robin is my favourite, because I've always wanted to see one and that's a great view! But I also know how hard it is to snap Red-browed Finches, so well done there too!

And thank you for showing me the sense of community involved with blogging, this whole endeavour has been one of my 2013 highlights. I look forward to sharing your adventures and sightings with you in 2014!

Jeanne said...

Carole each one of these is just beautiful, and all so sdiverse. I think that littel fairy wren is so sweet, and then there is the willie wagtail, and also love your shot of the white faced grey heron. Each one of these is so artful and know that you have had loads of fun intaking them. gorgeous! I am also hoping that your Christmas will be just perfect..... bet you would even wish for a little bit of snow for maybe 2 hours. hugs from Texas!

Brian King said...

These are fantastic, Carole! It's like a "best of"! Gorgeous photos! I was gone for a few days, but I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Merry Christmas from the Netherlands Carole! ;-)
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Frank said...

A glorious selection of colourful images Carole.

Best wishes to you and the family for a joyous Christmas.

nelda said...

These are such beautiful pictures and are an inspiration to me as I hand sew my fluffy little fabric birdies. Thank you for sharing so freely: you are truly wonderful photographer!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Carol,
these are marvelous photos and portraits of the different birds.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful time with your family. Thank you very much for all your kind comments on my blog !
Best regards, Synnöve

Stewart M said...

Nice selection of birds! I have set up WBW to arrive in the early hours of the 25th. I wonder how many links Santa will provide!

Hope you have a good Christmas - kids are going to bed here - maybe they will sleep!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jan Glasziou Rainbird said...

A wonderful array of great shots. Look forward to seeing the 2014 happy birding photos. Merry Christmas.
Jan R.

Russell Jenkins said...

What a bird collection for under the tree. Love all of them but that Red-capped robin is really dressed for the season. Merry Christmas.

mick said...

A great series of birds and a perfect way to celebrate the day. Happy Christmas to you!

Rajesh said...

Great shots of beautiful birds.

Deanna said...

Wow, what a feast for the eyes. I just wish I could see this "in person"....you are so fortunate to live in an area that is home to so many beautiful birds. Merry Christmas, Carol. Many blessings your way!!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Merry Christmas and I have enjoyed your blog so much. I love all the colors on the birds there. So lovely.

Dave said...

..... and very one is a stunner!

Have a wonderful Christmas and see you again in 2014,

Dave

eileeninmd said...

Carole, I hope your Christmas was wonderful.. I have enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your beautiful birds. I will look forward to seeing even more in 2014! Have a happy day and week ahead. Happy New Year!

Neil said...

Merry Christmas. Great series.

Gordon said...

What a lovely idea, and a great set of pics. Also love your header, I think they are in love.
All the best Gordon.

Wally Jones said...

Carole, thanks for making our year better by sharing a bit of your world!
Your birds are spectacular and we look forward to more.

All the best!