Saturday, December 25, 2010

Crimsons counter cyclone blues

Super wet Xmas morn at edge of Cyclone Tasha, so festive cheer needs a boost.


How about two cheers for Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton)?


And another for Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)?


Greetings to nature lovers everywhere.
Click pix to enlarge

6 comments:

Snail said...

I'm cheering for the Christmassy crimson finch. A very festive-looking bird.

An dhe's wearing a mullet.

Tyto Tony said...

Watched Nutcracker today and principal male dancer sported mullet. Better than buzz cut, I guess.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
Great start to Christmas.
That bird must have been just about sitting on the end of your camera.
Magnificent shot of a magnificent bird..
I love the Chestnut-breasted Mannikins too. They take me back to my childhood days (less enlightened).
Cheers
Denis

Andy Wilson said...

Merry Christmas!

wildwings said...

Crimson finches more decorative than any Christmas decorations I've seen - good wishes for happy bird watching times in some sunny weather! We've been lucky as most of the heavy rain is passing just below us.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Denis: About 2m. Here's to us all getting close to all things we love for 2011.

Greetings to you also, Andy. Keep uo the great pictures.

Hi Barbara: Even down here we're getting some sun and the flooding's been remarkably localised.