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  • Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 20205)

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Red-capped Plover (Image ID 27023)

    Red-capped Plover.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Little Corella (Image ID 23085)

    Little Corella.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Mulga Parrot (Image ID 35161)

    Mulga Parrot.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 19584)

    Sooty Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

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Best of 2019
Up to four of your best bird shots taken during 2019.
13 January 24 February 25 February 16 March
Finches & Chats
Finches include all the birds within the family Weaver Finches (Estrildidae), detailed in the BWL taxonomy currently used on this website, plus the European Goldfinch and the European Greenfinch. Chats include the four species of Chat plus the Gibberbird.
23 March 18 May 19 May 8 June
Head and Bill
The focus is on the head and bill but an appropriate amount of neck and upper body (minimum please) as a base for the head and bill is acceptable.  The challenge is to obtain sharpness and clarity with the identifiable features of the head and bill including those features that identify the species.
15 June 10 August 11 August 31 August
Reflections
The reflection must be of the bird and will mainly be in water but could be in other reflective surfaces such as mirrors (eg. external mirrors on cars).  While many of the entries will be water-birds keep in mind that bush-birds go to water to drink early in the morning when the water is often still and ideal for reflection.  We have a number of such images in the BLP library ranging from cockatoos and parrots to small birds such as finches. The reflection must be recognisable as the bird that is the subject of the photograph.
7 September 2 November 3 November 23 November

Please note: dates are approximate, and may be changed.  Dates will be announced on our homepage, and in email messages to members; these announcements will also contain details of the theme, and any special competition rules.

The first competition for 2021 will be “Best of 2020”; images must have been taken during 2020.

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