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19 November 2008 @ 06:56 pm
we have the most amazing bird life here. one of these days i'm going to put together a gallery of all the things that fly past my window.

this evening, we were visited by a WOMPOO PIGEON - incredibly rare outside of heavy rainforest. it was in our orchid, snacking, about 8foot away from us. they have these bright yellow patches under their wings with silvery edges and a iridescent patches on the shoulders which you can't see in this photo.

picture (not mine - but generic) click on the second image - it's really beautiful full scale :D

Caracaramelapples11 on November 19th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
Oh man, that is seriously gorgeous.
ellymelly: HMlikeWOAHellymelly on November 19th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
the photos don't even begin to do it justice. lol. :D birds are so gorgeous :D
Purpleyin/Hans: breathmissyvortexdv on November 19th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
Wow, so pretty.
ellymellyellymelly on November 20th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
i know - they're gorgeous!
talkofcaketalkofcake on November 19th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
THAT IS SOOO PRETTY. Ugh, the coolest bird we have here is the occasional blue jay. :P
ellymellyellymelly on November 20th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
what's a blue jay?
talkofcaketalkofcake on November 20th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
ellymelly: animatedellymelly on November 23rd, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
ooooooooooh pretty!
Sapphsapphs on November 19th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
Wow I've never seen or even heard of those birds. They're beautiful.
ellymelly: big bangellymelly on November 20th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)
i know, neither had i until it parked its arse on my fence! lol :D it was HUGE :D
sidhe1sidhe1 on November 19th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Oooh, pretty! I don't think I'd mind if that kind of pigeon was around here. That one is pretty. :)
ellymelly: australiaellymelly on November 20th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
i had no idea that they came in the multicoloured variety lol
poisoniv13poisoniv13 on November 20th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
Yeah nothing like the pigeons around here! Very pretty.
ellymelly: aliean lab ratellymelly on November 20th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
it's a rainforest pigeon :D mind you - we don't have much real rainforest where i live so i'm not sure what it's doing here... mind you, it probably came for the figs!
Emma: bsgcomicses ar - good to see you red draltitudeandwine on November 23rd, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
Oh wow!
Tropical garden wildlife in your yard.
No wonder there be sounds :)
ellymelly: death by cuteellymelly on November 23rd, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
you have NO idea lol. we have 300acres yet everything converges on our house because the orchid is coming out in fruit :D did you get my email? i'm going to read through again for you now that the world has calmed down.