#Bird Weekly Photo Challenge #39 Mostly Australian Birds that Eat Mostly Fish

Bird Weekly Featured picture sea gulls

You can’t be friends with Lisa Coleman and not be all about birds. So here is my first contribution to the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge.

You can join too if you’ve ever taken a picture of a bird that swims and eats fish rather than bread crumbs as the majority of its diet. Here are my choices for this week.

black and white fish eating bird at Healesville Sanctuary

Isn’t he a beauty? I’m assuming he’s a pelican, but don’t quote me.

sea gulls swarming the beach

This might have been a preview for the Australian version of Birds. Sea gulls by the hundreds suddenly swarmed St. Kilda beach goers.

This little cutie walked on water at the Healesville Sanctuary.

This benchmark bird picture is just for Lisa to show you my best eagle photo as of 3-13-2021. This pirate never came down from his perch to dip into the water for a bite to eat.

For more great bird photos watch for Lisa’s Bird Roundup each week. Roundup Week #38. I’m making it my reading list for this week.

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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, author, blogger and retired teacher/consultant - Promoting Hobby Blogging

60 thoughts on “#Bird Weekly Photo Challenge #39 Mostly Australian Birds that Eat Mostly Fish”

    1. There’s a great topic for you. Since I’m getting into the bird photos, you should do a post with Lisa or link to some of her posts about beaks. Beaks at the Beach, Beaking Deals?

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    1. Hi Donna, Thanks so much. Is he a gorgeous bird? I will definitely check out Terri’s post today. I try not to miss Sunday Stills even if I run a little late in my responses. πŸ™‚

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  1. Hi Marsha, glad you have some bird photos to share in bird weekly! Your pelican is perfect and well-captured! Lisa’s challenge is doing just that, and I need to get out more and see some birds. As you will read, we may be getting into the house in two weeks, and once there, I have my bird feeders at the ready. Now if I could just get the eagles to nest nearby!

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      1. It will be a relief, Marsha! Then the fun begins! Weirdly, as if we didn’t have enough on our plate, we’re considering buying the lot next door and building a smaller home to rent out. If we did this, we would take our sweet time for sure!

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        1. You can control who your neighbors are, for sure. But it could come back to bite. We owned the property next to us and once we lived there a few months, we enjoyed the privacy too much to sell it or build and rent it. As it turned out, a friend offered to buy it, and we agreed and then sold ours within the next couple of months. So, if nothing else, it buys you privacy, if you like that sort of thing.

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          1. We bought ours before we bought the house. We were going to build on it , and then the scruffy house next door – a repo was on the market. Vince thought the new buyers might put a business there next to our lovely new home. So we bought it, remodeled it to sell and moved in. End of story. the beautiful house he designed never happened.

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    1. Ooooo that’s fabulous! We had a lot of geese where we lived in CA, and some guinea hens that someone bought then didn’t want. They took over the neighborhood. πŸ™‚

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        1. We had that problem too, or our neighbors did. They built big enclosures for the chickens. We eat eggs, but I couldn’t take the every day thing. I had enough trouble getting rid of zucchini and strawberries.

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          1. No kidding. I was growing things and not able to use them, and after a while you wonder, “Why am I spending all this time and energy and money and water when people don’t need or want the stuff. If I was a professional farmer, it would have been different, but it was a hobby for me. Chickens would be far worse. That’s why our neighborhood was overrun with guinea hens. They got to be too much trouble for someone.

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          2. For sure and it makes you really appreciate the farmers! My neighbor had 75 guinea fowl, turkeys, lamas, horses, 4 goats, 6 dogs, 6 tortoises… And i wonder why I have coyotes.. 🀣her dogs.
            guinea fowl are gone between her dogs and coyotees. Mountain lion took down the goats. Chickens are gone too. well, duh…grrrrr

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          3. Wow! my neighbor had/has 60 cats. She also feeds the raccoons and skunks if they come up on her porch. We have friends who live farther up into wild animal country whose cats eat WITH the raccoons and skunks less than 5 feet from us on the other side of the slider. It’s amazing to watch.

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          4. OMG ow that’s crazy.. 🀣I feel normal now.. hahahaha. I KNOW… we have neighbors like those too..and it is amazing but it totally fouls up their own instincts and attacks more critters!!! ugh. πŸ’–

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          5. It was pretty crazy, but nice lady and her daughter both were dumped on – you know how it is in the country. Then they couldn’t stop feeding them and didn’t have enough resources to neuter them all. It’s a catch 22.

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    1. Thank you. I found him when I organized! I took lots of great bird pictures in Australia. They are much better at posing than the one’s here. I got one shot of a road runner a couple of days ago, but he blends with the dirt.

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  2. As Lisa said an Australian Pelican. The Duck is a Pacific Black Duck and the eagle is just a silhouette but being on the beach either a White-bellied Sea eagle or and Osprey. Hope that helps Marsha


    1. Yes, I’m going to label my picture. The eagle is in Oregon, if that makes a difference. Horrible picture. The other pictures are all from Australia. You are awesome, Brian! πŸ™‚

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        1. Sorry about that, Brian. It’s not a great picture anyway. I just wanted Lisa to see how hard I tried to get a decent picture or a bird. I’m not good with birds as a rule. But, like I said, the Australian birds seem to be friendlier. πŸ™‚

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