Saturday, January 19, 2008

Free as a bird

There is nothing better than waking up to the sounds of the birds early in the morning. I have fun observing the birds across the farm. It takes time, but time seems to go slower when we are away from computers! And I feel free as a bird, going up and down the garden, with no schedules, no conference calls, just me and my camera! When I start to get bored, I watch the birds. The parrots pictured above come every morning!

Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola, canario-da-terra) standing on a lime tree. It is a common bird in Brazil that nest in cavities, like abandoned Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus) nests and house roofs. The male is bright yellow with an orange crown and the female is olive-brown. A lovely bird to watch.

13 comments:

Kerri said...

I too love the bird sounds, especially in the early morning when the weather is warm enough to leave the windows open.
This post reminds me of waking early in my mother's house on a visit to Australia in '96, and hearing the Aussie birds, especially the Kookaburras, after being away for so many years. Pure bliss :)
I love seeing your beautiful birds!

Sonia said...

Que lindos, Cris! As fotos também estão ótimas! Beijos!

Anna said...

I love that top shot...I like the blues and greens.

Very nice Cris!

kenju said...

Love the pics and I wish I could live somewhere where parrots come every morning.I love them!

Connie Peterson said...

I agree with kenju - living where there are parrots would be really neat. We lived in Australia for five years and I loved the sound of the kookaburras in our trees.

Beautiful pictures, as always!

Paula said...

What beautiful birds. I have several birdfeeders in our backyard right outside of our bedroom window. Today there were four woodpeckers that had bright orange spots on their faces and under their wings. They were gorgeous!

Moi said...

they are so pretty....your saffron finch has stolen my heart too......it's such a pretty little thing :)

enjoy the nature, Cris......and keep bringing these lovely pics for us :)

Deana said...

I love the birds too and your shots are so pretty. I love the tropical looking birds and hope to see a parrot free one day in some beautiful part of the world.

Tammy said...

I absolutely love birds and how fun to have these tropical ones in your own neighborhood!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Saffron Finch - what a perfect name.

I love the sparkling colours of your birds. I remember seeing similars in East Africa. Sitting out at a breakfast restaurant there was like sitting in a live bird cage :-)

Pearl said...

Oh I would love to be able to watch such beauty every day. They have such vibrant color.

Hugs,

Ash said...

These are lovely Cris!

a-xpressions said...

Such a wonderful place you are living at..! I can imagine the beatuful morning you have described...lovely! This reminded me my school days...once I spent my summer vacation at my uncle's village...that place was just awsome..birds, mountains...trees all around...just incrdible memories!!
thanks a lot cris for sharing this post...!!!!