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Cee’s fun foto challenge: feathers

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peacock feathers in Malaysia

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a feather duster seller in Bangkok

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birds of a feather in Singapore’s Jurong bird park

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the new hairdo

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fifty shades of pink

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the aptly named ‘superb’ starling

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“shake a tail feather, baby”

Cee’s fun foto challenge

Travel theme: exits

An entrance is always followed by an exit. This week no-one can be unaware of the unprecedented exit by the UK from the European Union, prompting Ailsa’s choice of the theme of EXIT this week.

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the exit (and entrance) to the inner chamber of the great pyramid in Giza. It’s a difficult climb/descent as you have to bend nearly double and it’s a couple of hundred metres

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painting depicting the flight of the holy family from Egypt, in the Coptic Church in Cairo

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making our exit from Cairo via one of the tunnels in rush hour

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sunset in Luxor

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migratory flight of birds in search of more hospitable climes

Sunday Stills: groups of birds

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photos taken in Singapore’s Jurong bird park for Ed’s Sunday Stills challenge

Travel theme: Birds

Ailsa’s theme this week is Birds.

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Easter chickens in Cyprus

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Singapore has a wonderful bird park

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painted ceiling, Temple of the sacred tooth relic, Kandy, Sri Lanka,

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bird painted on fabric, Sri Lanka

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bee eater in Yala safari park, Sri Lanka

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peacock door, city palace museum, Jaipur, India

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sunbirds that nested outside our bathroom window in Thailand

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concrete bird in the magic garden, Koh Samui, Thailand

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peacock at Arlington Court, UK

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mallard surveys the scenery in Lynmouth, UK

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garden ornaments

Singapore Jurong bird park

On our last day we went to visit the Jurong bird park. First we went around the park on the monorail to get an overview and decide which parts we most wanted to visit. I particularly wanted to visit the “jungle jewels” and “south east Asian bird” sections.

a “superb starling”

a “golden breasted starling”

brightly coloured macaws

flamingos

a shoebill

this gorgeous member of the stork family posed for ages for me but my photos don’t do justice to his beautiful irridescent plumage

another stork with a colourful beak, a Japanese crane and a couple of herons

a beautiful copper sculpture of a pelican

and the real thing

a weird and wonderful cassowary

in the Lory aviary

a racquet-tailed drongo

a Nicobar pigeon

feeding time

a crowned pigeon

and finally a group of sun conures