Thursday, November 27, 2008

Yellow and red on the cards

Just a fleeting glimpse of a distant Yellow Wagtail today, after another late start because of vital football duties (watching Chelsea's multimillion men struggle to 1-1 against Bourdeaux).

One of the most colourful things about the footy was the ref's six or seven yellow cards, and one red. So here's a picture or two - from the rainy-day bin - to match the colours of the day.
What could be more fitting than a Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis). Very yellow, and with a beady eye to boot?

Or an Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus Sagittatus)? Some yellow, and with a red eye?

Last, two Noisy Pittas (Pitta versicolor), bits of buffy-yellow, red, green and black, lighting up their arena, but out of focus and unsatisfying. Bit like today's match.

5 comments:

Denis Wilson said...

Oh dear, I had no idea you were a Football Tragic!
I have a colleague in Canada who has that vice and is a Cycling Tragic as well.
Cheers
Denis

mick said...

Nice photos. Dig up a few more from your 'rainy-day bin', please.

Mosura said...

Looking forward to more rainy days.

Duncan said...

I like the abstract shot Tony, great colours!

Tyto Tony said...

Hi all;

Excuse late reply. Major laptop meltdown. All fixed (cross fingers), but bit of software rebuild to do.

Denis: I claim pro interest as an ex player and sports journo.

Mick & Mosura: It's just a little bin. The big bin gets a lot more use.

Duncan: Yes, but it's more Picasa than Picasso, don't you think?