Saturday, 18 April 2009

CC Three Australian birds.


 
 
 
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This time no Dutch critters! I don't know the name of the first bird, which we saw near a waterfall. The two others were confused and flew into my daughter's house in Australia.. One is a yellow-bellied sunbird, and the blue one is a Forest Kingfisher. The photos were taken by my Dutch daughter

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38 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The bills on the second two birds look so different from any I've ever seen except maybe at a zoo. I think it's interesting that Mother Nature is so creative n making so many varied creatures.

i beati said...

so very lovely header magnificent Happy Weekend !!

Juliana RW said...

wow...lovely birds. thanks drop at my cc post

Jedediah said...

What beautiful houseguests :) Your puppy header is also adorable :)

Snap said...

Very pretty. Birds have such great colors.

Indrani said...

They seem so comfortable perched on your daughter's hand. The Kingfisher looks majestic.

Dina said...

Amazing that the wild birds sat on y'all, no? They are lovely.

fishing guy said...

Wil: Wonderful photos of the birds, thanks for sharing.

Arkansas Patti said...

Such beautiful and unusual looking birds. Amazing to see them so calm after the home invasion.

Vicki Lane said...

It's always a treat to see the flora and fauna of far off places. Thank you, Reader Wil!

pictureeachday said...

The last two look so exotic, like they belong in the jungle somewhere! I'm impressed that they weren't too afraid to sit on your daughter's hand. (Is that whose hand it is? :) )

Karen said...

Look at the glorious colours on the Forest Kingfisher !!

That first photo looks like it might be from the Reed Warbler family ... maybe a Clamorous Reed Warbler. Not sure, especially with the grey on it's head..

Babooshka said...

I cannot get over the perched Forest Kingfisher. That is an amazing image of such an elusive bird. I thought at first the first bird might be a wheatear of some kind but the colouing is not quite right. Interesting to find out what this cutie is.

ViennaDaily said...

The Kingfisher is a headturner! When we were kids I love spying on those! They became rare as I grew older :(

Miss_Yves said...

Ces deux oiseaux ne sont pas farouches !Cela donne une photo charmante!
Le bec crochu du deuxième oiseau est très curieux ...

Carletta said...

Amazing how the birds would let someone handle them!
Lovely shots.

Michele said...

Gee, that amazing that a Forest Kingfisher could actually sit on the hand such as that! What a treat that must've been. Those colors are quite striking.

Diane said...

i love the blue bird!! these are great shots!

Patty said...

Beautiful birds, I can't imagine having some so pretty as the two that flew into her house.

Hope you're having a great week-end. Today the weather was just perfect here in Ohio. Sun shining, temp about 70, dry, slight breeze, really, really nice.

kayleen said...

Great bird photos! Thanks for sharing.

Nebraska Birding

Sue said...

Those are very cool birds. I'd love to hold one too.

floreta said...

the blue bird is my favorite!

jeannette stgermain said...

the colors on these birds are so pretty! I qusss your duaghter knows what to do with them:)

Cloudia said...

Just delightful creatures!
Aloha-

Etje said...

Schitterende foto's, komen die vogels daar echt op je arm zitten.

Groetjes

Dirk said...

Even de week 'doorgebladerd', weinig blogs gelezen wegens drukte. Mooie vogels en zomaar op de hand komen zitten, leuk zeg!

TheWritersPorch said...

Wil....these are beautiful! That third one is a knockout!
xoxo,
Carol

Arija said...

These birds are just so beautiful. It is rare to see a kingfisher up close and not just as a flash of blue. A pity when they fly into windows and stun themselves though.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

These birds are lovely! It's fun to view unfamiliar species.

I'm loving the new header photo, too. Did you get a new puppy?

Oskar said...

Those are very scary beaks!

Janice Thomson said...

Love the sheen on the sunbird. Beautiful colours on the kingfisher too. Delightful photos Wil.

Me and my puppies said...

How cool is that? Right on her hand and arm.

Ann said...

love these beautiful blue kingfishers. have seen quite a few from Gold Coast driving up to the Sunshine coast to see Steve Erwin's Zoo. That was the summer before he died.

SandyCarlson said...

These birds are very lovely. They are new to me. Thanks for making the introduction.

Jeanette said...

Gday Wil. Love the Puppy on your header is it yours?.. Beautiful I cant help with the name of that bird. but the Blue kingfisher is very striking to look at in the wild...

Misty Dawn said...

Oh wow!!! How AWESOME. Gorgeous birds.

Barbara Martin said...

I love all kinds of exotic birds, and these are no exception!

Gary Bloomfield (California) said...

The first bird is a Grey-headed Robin. Does your daughter live near Cairns? This bird has a rather limited range. Thanks for sharing these!
-Gary