Monday, March 23, 2015

The delightful swee!


Swee waxbills (Coccopygia melanotis) - birds designed to soften a hard heart. 


When I heard their distinctive Swee! calls in the shrubs near my mother's tiny fountain, I went to fetch the camera: they were summoning up courage to gather and bathe.


(In the background is an indigenous peppermint pelargonium, wonderful for shady places, with velvet leaves and a piercing scent.)

4 comments:

  1. So lovely! Thank you for this on this cold Monday morning.

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  2. I'm a bird lover, and these are some I've never seen before (living in Oklahoma). They are beautiful!
    Brenda

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