Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Birds of Colour

In this week's High Five, Mike asked for more images of some SA birds.

I had a quick look through the Photo-Africa Stock Library and these three images were uploaded by Edmund Fourie during the last week.

This male Southern Masked Weaver is in the process of starting to build his nest in an attempt to impress a female or two. From the new nest you can clearly see where the Weavers get their name from.

Same bird, different angle. It is a pity the wing was just cut off in this image but you can clearly see the amazing colours this little guys has during mating season.

Probably the most photographed bird in Africa - the Lilac Breasted Roller. The name, roller, comes from the aerial display they do during mating season. This is a great capture and even has the little bit of light in the eye.

As all the birds in Africa start 'wearing' their breeding plumage I am sure the guys will upload more bird images to the Stock Site which I will then post here on the Blog.

As always I look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time!



Robert V. Sobczak said...

On my photo of the day, I posted a photo of a Ugandan water fall. The headwaters of the Nile passes through Uganda.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colors!


Enigma3 said...

You guys need to publish a magazine!

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Stunning Gerry, the pose on the last shot is a real keeper. I would love to see a weaver, the nest they build look amazing, keep em comin.

Michael Palmer said...

Nice Shots - I like the top one

busby seo test said...

wow great bird,, and nice topic it is wonderful birds of colour..