Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Bird!


It's not a great picture. I had to take it from the kitchen window and I only have an average zoom on my camera. But I had such a beautiful surprise yesterday evening when that mystery bird, which I mentioned in my previous post, appeared again in the garden.

The size is hard to judge in the photo, but it is bigger than a budgie and smaller than most parrots I've seen. Notice the vivid scarlet and blue of its feathers? Last night I looked on the Internet at all sorts of parrot-type birds. I found pictures of some birds called Crimson Rosellas. Their red and blue plumage looks very similar to that of our bird and I am now wondering if that's what it is. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me will be able to identify it. I hope it's enjoying life on the wild side.

Apologies to Ellie at Diving in the Word Pool as I did not manage the Wednesday challenge this week. I've been working on a new story which is quite different from anything I've written before. Perhaps you know the feeling of having an idea right at the edge of your mind and reaching out to try to catch it (rather like catching a mystery bird!). I'm afraid to let that idea get too far away from me in case I lose the thread. I'll feel better once I've finished the first draft.

Meanwhile, in any idle moment I find myself gazing out of the window, seeking another glimpse of our unusual visitor. Here birdie, birdie...

9 comments:

HelenMHunt said...

That looks like a *very* fancy bird. I am so glad it isn't in my garden - the cats would definitely see it as a challenge.

bazza said...

What a thrill! I know how excited I get when even a Jay or Green Woodpecker appears in my garden.
Sorry I can't help with the identification though.

Old Kitty said...

That is an amazing bird!! Wow! It has got to be a parrot or budgie type parakeet feathered creature escaped from somewhere! It is beautiful though and I do hope it stays within your vicinity so at least you are able to keep an eye out for it! I hope you discover exactly what kind of bird this is - it's lovely!!!

And good luck with your new writing venture!! How exciting!!!

Take care
x

Teresa Ashby said...

What a lovely visitor to have in your garden!

I know the feeling of having that idea flitting round at the edge of your mind - good luck with the first draft. And I hope you see lots more of the beautiful bird.

Joanna said...

He is so beautiful. You did well to take a picture of him.

He looks parrot in colour and budgie in shape, but larger. I'm glad he's still alive and well.

Joanne Fox said...

I realized last night he is similar in colour to the Spanish football team. Is this an omen for the World Cup?

oliveobrien1978 said...

That's exciting that you are on the brink of a new idea/story. Best of luck with it! www.writeolive.com

Ellie said...

No need to apologise, Joanne!

You got a picture of the bird! Wow. What a beauty he or she is.

L'Aussie said...

Nothing quite like trying to snavel that idea that's hovering a bit like some birds. Birds are wonderful to watch and give you that soaring feeling of everything is possible. Hope it takes you right into the world of your new idea..:)