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Saturday, October 22, 2011

"Somewhere Saturday" - Red-Cheeked Cordon Bleu

Regular visitors here will know that I sometimes venture further afield than Victoria, on Saturdays. I wish this photo was more competent but I think what it lacks in craftsmanship is more than equalled by the cuteness of this pair of Red-Cheeked Cordon Bleus (Uraeginthus bengalus). The house I lived in then (in West Africa) was surrounded by orange, lemon, grapefruit and mango trees and these two lovebirds were cuddling up in the lemon tree that was beside the veranda that wrapped around the house. I was too busy in those days for much photography but seeing these little birds every morning on my way out the door was so delightful that I took this photo in order to remember them. The song/video below captures some of the feeling these birds gave me.

5 comments:

s.c said...

Great little birds. Nice shot

JoJo said...

They are so cute!!!

RedPat said...

OMG they are sooo cute!

Suzanne Stevens said...

I like the music too! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is the most delightful picture Ben, what a gorgeous pair, love it!!