Saturday, August 22, 2015

Name These Birds

Hello everyone,

I'm still sharing the beautiful birds I photographed at the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver this summer.

Today I'm featuring three small birds.

This bird was prettily perched on a huge palm leaf so I almost missed it.

This little bird was busily gathering feathers for nest building.

This bird has the loveliest colours. I have more photos of it.

Do any of you know the names of these birds? If "yes' you can write them in the comments section. I have the names  of the birds. I'm just curious to see how many of my readers already know them since there are a huge number of bird watchers out there. I will return and post the names in a few days.

I also saw a very pretty sky earlier this week and haven't had a chance to upload the photos yet. I hope you like them too.

I'm joining in with Saturday's Critters and Skywatch Friday this week. 
I'm a bit late for both but here goes anyway.

Update: August 23/15:  Bird in photo 1 is a Cuban Finch, Bird in photo 2 is a Zebra Finch (female) and Bird in photo 3 is a Gouldian Finch. Well done to those who participated in Name These Birds.

By the way, if you missed the awesome news in my post yesterday please have a look here if you have time.


  1. Hello, they are beautiful and exotic birds. Certainly not birds I am used to seeing here. Your sky shots are beautiful, I love the pinkish colors. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Hi Joyful, I am going to venture a guess for the third bird picture ... a Gouldian finch? I have never seen one in person but see one that looks like it in one of my bird guides. You sure got some nice pics at the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver. Your sky photos are wonderful too ... they look like just after sunset in the fading light ... purple clouds are beautiful. Very nice! I'm wishing you a lot of strength ... this has been a tough week. We were all so hopeful on Tuesday and then our hopes were dashed when the funds for Baby Fidelis were diverted. I think the fact that Kenya's President has gotten involved to help is a big plus and not just for the money, but for the status of this baby. Blessings to you.

  3. The bird in the second photo is a male zebra finch and the one in the last photo is a Gouldian finch. I am stumped on the bird in your first photo. I love birds, and your photos are lovely! :)

  4. love the colorful one...she looks sooo pretty :)

  5. What lovely birds! I really like the third one - is it some kind of parrot!

  6. Hi! You are right. Beautiful birds in here, but I don't know the names:) Sky pictures are fantastic!

  7. This is neat. I didn't know what they were until I read the comments. Now I know! They are just beautiful. I'm a bit confused though. Do you live in Kenya or do you live in Canada? I live in Texas.

  8. These are lovely pictures and the colours just stunning.

    I have been away and am just catching up on your blog posts and especially news about baby Fidelis ...

    My thoughts are with all concerned.

    All the best Jan

  9. I kept my daughter's Zebra finches for a while, they are very energetic and noisy. Beep beep!

  10. I love the bird in the 3rd photo - I don't know their names, but I enjoy seeing them just the same.
    Superb photos of the birds and sunset!
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

  11. The bird with the yellow belly Is beautiful!!

  12. Pretty birds and lovely skies!

  13. Beautiful birds! I'm lucky if I know the names of the common ones in my own backyard. A beautiful place you are sharing. Can't seem to leave a comment on your later post, but sending good thoughts that the baby,s surgery is going well as I write. Blessings on those who made it and the trip possible,


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