Feathers On Friday: A Snappy Dresser

I was delighted to get my first sighting of a Green Heron whilst out at the Nature reserve last Sunday, What a ‘Fashionista’ is this striking bird, balancing on slender yellow legs, with his velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, fancy waistcoat and chic dark chapeau. Although he’s quite a small heron, that dagger-like bill looks absolutely lethal. Any unfortunate victim on the receiving end certainly doesn’t stand a chance.

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I hope this has been a good week for you all and that the weekend will be most enjoyable. This is my last weekend here in Florida before we leave for England next Saturday.

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Mundane Monday: Just A Pigeon

“No, I’m not JUST a pigeon! My fancy name is Indomalaya Dove and by the way, don’t you just adore my new red footwear?”

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Sometimes we forget just how extraordinary the more common varieties of birds are. Everything in nature is beautiful in its own way.

Wishing you all a happy week ahead.

Feathers On Friday: Three of A Kind

For my ‘Feathers On Friday, I’m participating in Nancy Merrill’s ‘A Photo A Week Challenge’. This week it’s three photos of the same subject from different perspectives.

Mervin Muscovy duck is quite a striking looking bird who doesn’t visit our backyard very often,

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When he saw me watching him, he turned his back, as if to say in his best Greta Garbo voice, ” No paparazzi please. I just vant to be alone.”

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Some time later, I spotted him having a siesta just outside my bathroom window.

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Wishing you all a splendid weekend.

If you would like to take part in Nancy’s challenge, Just click the link.

 

Friday Feathers: Mr GBH Has The Sulks

Mr. GBH usually looks super dapper and very alert, but I’m sure like all of us, he does has his off days.  I usually call them, ‘Dumpy Down Days’. Do you think he was sulking or just having a ‘Bad Feather Day’?

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“No, I’m not sulking………….Well maybe just a tiny bit.”

Happy Friday everyone and have a great weekend too.

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Isolated Objects

Here’s a gorgeous tri-coloured heron in monochrome for this week’s ‘Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge‘. Still so beautiful and and even more elegant without the colour.

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Iggy celebrates St. Paddy’s Day

Iggy dressed in his best green suit, appeared to be doing an Irish jig in the palm tree outside my bathroom window. Just look at those long toes! I’m really pleased that my window is tightly closed.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you who celebrate.

 

Feathers On Friday: Looking Back

Have you ever wished that you had ‘eye’s in the back of your head’? I know I have, especially when I was teaching at school. Ms Anhinga has solved the problem by turning her head through180 degrees. A very clever trick indeed.

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Wishing you all a splendid weekend, filled with love, laughter, good food and lots of fun.

Celebrating Woman’s Day in the swamp.

Mr Purple Gallinule accompanies his wife Gail on a ‘Woman’s Day’ walk through the swamp. As you can see, they are both wearing their most colourful outfits for the occasion.

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Happy Woman’s Day to all of you who are of the ‘fairer sex’.