Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Birds



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 I realised that if I had to choose, I would rather have birds that airplanes - Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974)

There aren't too many exotic birds aroung where we live, with the exception of the flocks of parakeets that have made the South of England their home; and they don't stay still long enough to get a decent photograph.  Also, having a cat who prowls around the garden doesn't encourage many of the smaller birds to stay, although I do have a robin who frequently visits, especially if I'm digging.

So, here's my offering for this week's Hunt, from last year's holiday in the Gambia  - the first a very friendly chap who used to wake us up by banging on the bathroom window in the morning and the other one of the many little birds scratching amoung the very colourful flowers and bushes in the gardens.


Red-billed Hornbill




Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu


9 comments:

jmb said...

It is interesting to see all the different birds this week.

The first one here is fantastic.

Have a great weekend.

Smalltown RN said...

WOW I love those birds....I really am enjoying this weeks theme...I am seeing birds that I would not ever have an opportunity to see..your photos are great!!! Thank you for sharing....

YTSL said...

Well, one person's unexotic is another's exotic. Seeing that I live thousands of miles away, I reckon English birds are pretty exotic, actually! ;D

Carver said...

Your birds look so exotic to me. I love these shots. Also, love the quote at the beginning. Happy Saturday!

Chris said...

Thanks everyone.

Just spotted a couple of typos - apologies!

A. @ A Changing Life said...

I'm never quite sure why I'm surprised when I see such unusual birds - but I am. They're probably as common as blackbirds ans sparrows in the Gambia, but to me they look so exotic.

Randi said...

Your lovely birds look so exotic to me. I never had these birds in my garden when I lived in England, but I wish I had. Thanks for sharing.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

They looks very exotic to me. Nothing like that here in Caanda!

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