Saturday, January 10, 2009

Camera Critters

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a village weaver, Ploceus cucullatus, at Hagenbecks Tierpark. Photos published with kind permission.
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They are extremely noisy and alwas busy with building their nests.

See more critters over at the Camera Critters meme

23 comments:

Indrani said...

Looks like a weaver bird, they are very hard working and a pest to fields, but very beautiful and wins your heart. :)

June said...

Wonderful shots!

i beati said...

so lovely against that backdrop sandy

theArthurClan said...

What a beautiful bird with vibrant coloring. Perfect pick-me-up on an overcast day!

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

Reader Wil said...

Some birds are such great nestbuilders, that you can hardly believe that their nests weren't human handiwork.

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

How pretty and such vibrant colors.

Cece

splummer said...

Hi!
They are beautiful birds!!! And those nests!! They look like baskets! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great week-end!!

Sherrie

Natural Moments said...

It's amazing how well they can put together their nests. The weavers do have an artistic talent.

Mimi said...

That second photo has such a great expression on the birds face!

Sue said...

Beautiful birds!

Dianne said...

I love the second shot!! the color is so vivid and he looks happy to pose

Grammy said...

Both photos are a work of art. Just beautiful!

Amanda said...

Beautiful color, striking!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

They are such pretty birds... I love the bright color!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

Greyscale Territory said...

O these little ones look so cute and beautiful! And the foliage behind them highlights their glorious gold!

Karen said...

Gorgeous birds. Love the colours.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh what beautiful colors

BABOOSHKA said...

Cute bird. It would be welcome in my garden anytime.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

They may be noisy but they are sooo pretty!

nonizamboni said...

Fascinating post! I've seen drawings of their nests but not the real thing--thanks for the visit!
p.s. I'm an ex-cataloger in a law library who also loves little critters.

WillThink4Wine said...

They are lovely! Such a wonderful sunshiney color, too!

magiceye said...

very pretty

Misty Dawn said...

These are gorgeous birds! Look at that color!!!