Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Orange-breasted sunbird


I was lucky today. Just leaving Kirstenbosch when this little fellow appeared right beside the path, drinking nectar (is it blue?) from some just-opened agapanthus.


The colours are brilliant. He was quite tame - very different from the birds we saw at the top of Nursery Ravine last week, though he could easily have been one of them.

8 comments:

  1. i can only say WOW. incredibly beautiful. it must have been just breathtaking -- astonishing.

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  2. He's lovely! Great pictures. Kudos to you!

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  3. Aaah, Marie-Brilliant! These are the photos I have always wanted to get and never did, even though I had both the agis and the O-B Sunbirds in the garden. Well done!!

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  4. He's beautiful. I wish we had birds like that in England.

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  5. Breath-taking pics. The blurred orangey green background is perfect - well spotted!

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  6. I have been enjoying catching up on your very interesting SA posts and have to say these photos are so beautiful - the colours and the movement - National Geographic worthy!

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  7. Amazing!!!!! Belinda is right. Nat Geo material. Whew!

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