Calling all BIRD lovers! by gigiflower

Calling all BIRD lovers!

Ok my smart Project 365 Bird Lover friends.......please tell me what sort of birdie this is? I've never seen him before at our local lake - there was a couple of them flitting around and around.....so hard to capture! Can somebody help me? Have a great weekend :)

UPDATE: It's a Red-Browed Firetail
This, my uneducated young friend, is a bird of the feathered variety.
May 1st, 2015  
@graemestevens You kidding me? I didn't notice that. I thought it was one of your greyhound doggies!
May 1st, 2015  
@gigiflower I kid you not. It's definitely not one of my greyhounds as they are currently both busy trying their hardest to be lap dogs.
May 1st, 2015  
@graemestevens Or doing a poo
May 1st, 2015  
@gigiflower I sincerely hope not. Not on the couch anyway.
May 1st, 2015  
@graemestevens You wouldn't mind it on your lap tho?
May 1st, 2015  
@gigiflower Keeps me warm ;)
May 1st, 2015  
A fantastic shot. Have no idea though !
May 1st, 2015  
@graemestevens I hope it is more solid than loose ;)
May 1st, 2015  
@gigiflower I hope we can change the subject soon ;)
May 1st, 2015  
May 1st, 2015  
A fav for the Red- Browed Firetail Sam, great shot and have a great weekend :)
May 1st, 2015  
@hermann THANK YOU Ms Sally!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!
May 1st, 2015  
@gigiflower That is such a cool name for a bird @hermann
May 1st, 2015  
@graemestevens It is a cool looking bird :))
May 1st, 2015  
@hermann so cool - what a cutie
May 1st, 2015  
@graemestevens @gigiflower
i am concerned Sam is slipping slowly into.............well somewhere odd - odder than here ......with us
May 1st, 2015  
@annied @gigiflower I have always been deeply concerned about her slippage
May 1st, 2015  
@graemestevens hahahahahahahaha - oh dear @gigiflower
May 1st, 2015  
@graemestevens @annied Do not be concerned. I will drag you both down with me :)
May 1st, 2015  
don't care if you keep these little beauties coming.
May 1st, 2015  
@francoise You really are too kind!
May 1st, 2015  
It's a red browed finch Sam And its a lovely shot
May 1st, 2015  
Ha ha Just saw @Hermann comment so I had to ask Prof Google. He says it is a Red Browed Finch - sometimes called a Red Browed Firetail. So now you have it all.
See also http://365project.org/terryliv/directors-cut/2015-03-06 and http://365project.org/terryliv/directors-cut/2015-03-07
May 1st, 2015  
@gigiflower @graemestevens that's the spirit - doubt it will take much
May 1st, 2015  
@terryliv @Hermann Glad that there will be no arguments over who is right! Do you get them often at your place Poppo?
May 1st, 2015  
@annied @graemestevens It always takes you a little longer Ms Annie. That is because you are a ladyeeeeeeeeeee
May 1st, 2015  
WOW beautiful colours and photo big fav :)
May 1st, 2015  
@gigiflower Not at our place Sam. The shots I referred to above were from Main Range Nat Park. But I also posted a shot of them taken at Brookfield, not far from our place and there was a heap of them out there.
May 1st, 2015  
@gigiflower @graemestevens I will say thank you but believe that if you hung around me for a bit you'd find out the truth lol
May 1st, 2015  
The most colourful bird I've ever seen - you didn't paint anything on, did you Sam?!!!!
May 1st, 2015  
This is lovely, and I can't say I've seen one of these before. Great shot.
May 1st, 2015  
He's very cute. Thank you for sharing.
May 1st, 2015  
He certainly is a splendid looking fellow, such wonderful markings
May 1st, 2015  
What a beautiful little bird! Great catch Sam.
May 1st, 2015  
Amazing focus, great shot. I haven't had any real success getting a bird shot like this.
May 1st, 2015  
Sam
You don't have to be a bird lover to love that shot. Great job!
May 1st, 2015  
what wonderful colours Sam
May 1st, 2015  
Great capture of this beautiful finch. I used to see these finches all the time when I was younger, as they love the bushes, plus we lived near a river.
May 1st, 2015  
Wonderful
May 1st, 2015  
What a fabulous bird, can't say I have ever seen one before.
May 1st, 2015  
sweet little bird, so colourful and pretty. So glad you could share this with us
fav
May 1st, 2015  
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the vivid red. FAV
May 1st, 2015  
Superb! fav
May 1st, 2015  
Wow what colors !!! great capture
May 1st, 2015  
Fabulous shot of this colorful bird
May 1st, 2015  
Im not sure which is the more interesting, your tete -a-tete with Graeme Stevens or the bird. No im afraid the bird hasit. It is beautiful Fav
May 1st, 2015  
Is it a superhero bird wearing a red mask?
May 1st, 2015  
Wonderful markings! Great find and you've got such a nice, clear image.
May 1st, 2015  
Very attractive little fella, glad you sorted out what he is.
May 1st, 2015  
Gorgeous capture - what a pretty bird - love the colors!
May 1st, 2015  
@gigiflower @annied I'm sure we've discussed both of your ladyeeeee like tendencies in the past, and in quite some detail and come to the conclusion that yeah...nah...
May 1st, 2015  
@gigiflower Sam, this is a wonderful shot! I'm glad you discovered what kind of bird it is.

@annied @graemestevens I have to admit that I only trailed along to the very end of the discussion bc of the line directly above my comment. I HAD to discover if anyone's ladyeeeee like tendencies had been besmirched any more than usual. It doesn't seem as though they have, so, carry on! :)

I hope each of you is having a great weekend!
May 1st, 2015  
@voiceprintz you have a great weekend too
May 1st, 2015  
Nice.
May 2nd, 2015  
What gorgeous colors this bird has!! Terrific capture, Sam, and a fav from me!
May 2nd, 2015  
cute bird!
May 2nd, 2015  
Wow, what a stunner. Amazing dashes of red.
May 2nd, 2015  
These little red browed finches are adorable! had some visit my birdbath on the farm and I loved them :) Fav
May 2nd, 2015  
@graemestevens yeh nothing lady like to see here
May 2nd, 2015  
Super shot Sam. I'm glad you found out what it is. I didn't have any idea. Fav
May 2nd, 2015  
I have never seen one of these Sam, but it's beautiful.
May 2nd, 2015  
A marvellous photograph a fav
May 2nd, 2015  
Beautiful detail and focus!
May 4th, 2015  
Wow. Fav.
May 4th, 2015  
Excellent capture Sam of this beautiful bird! Fav!
May 5th, 2015  
Lovely colourful little bird, Great shot,
May 9th, 2015  
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