Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Feathers in Technicolor

 

We have been having some quieter days, unlike the politicians who are so busy, in the last few days before the 2014 elections.

An email from a friend highlighted the stunning colours that nature provides, here are a few that were captured  in stunning beauty.I have no names, just a slide show of beautiful birds.

 

coloured feathers #3

coloured feathers #2coloured feathers #1

 

coloured feathers #4

coloured feathers #6coloured feathers #5

coloured feathers #7

Quotation  of the day, author unknown

“ 7 colours make a rainbow, 7 chords make music,

7 days  make a week,

7 continents make a world, and 7 lovely letters make us

FRIENDS”

Greetings from Jean

20 comments:

Leeanne said...

beautiful birds, America??

Nancy J said...

I really do not know, I thought one might be a Red Cardinal, but on looking again, this one has a black crown, so maybe, probably not, They are truly magnificent. Jean.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely collection of colorful birds. I love the quote too. Have a happy day!

Urban Rundström said...

Hi Jean. The red one is a Eurasian Bullfinch and live in Europe and Asia. We have many of them in Sweden in the forrest. In winter they often are at the birdfeeders. // Urban

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

These are such beautiful birds!

I loved the quote too.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Carol Mattingly said...

Gorgeous photographs Jean. So glad it's quiet there. Carol

TexWisGirl said...

the 2nd one is a bullfinch (UK) and the third is a lady gouldian finch (they are cage birds in the US but obviously are wild somewhere else). and the indigo bunting i recognize, too.

Karen said...

Gorgeous creatures Jean!

Hannah said...

Beautiful birds, Jean, their Creator is a skillful painter. Most seem like tropical birds to me,

Georgia said...

I spotted the Indigo Bunting too. They summer in eastern US and migrate to Central America and the Carrabean Islands to winter. My mom was so pleased to add that one to her life list. I've heard the number 7 described as the number of completeness and it seems to be so. Love G

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Really pretty birds! The one that we get to see is the "Indigo Bunting," (#6) and they're one of my favorites in the summer.

And thank-you for taking the time to read CarrieAnne's story and sharing about your cats -- I think you are exactly right in your thoughts.

Janet said...

Beautiful birds! Most that we get here are drab in comparison but beautiful still.

Jim said...

Jean, you are so sweet!
Thanks for sharing these vibrant-coloured birds! They are stunning! I think if I saw one here I would know I was dreaming!!! lol the closest we came to something so colourful was an 'Indigo Bunting'that visited our garden a few years back.
Have a wonderful weekend and best regards to Hugh!!

Our photos said...

Wow, stunning colors !

KB Bear said...

It is incredible that those colors can occur naturally! Beautiful birds!

Michaele said...

Oh my gosh - these are real?! The last photo just melted my heart!

David Gascoigne said...

They are indeed beautiful birds and I am very lucky to have seen most of them in their natural habitat.

joanne said...

Hi Jean, or is it Nancy? Thanks for stopping by my place I hope you will make it a regular stop. Love your header, beautiful skies. Have a wonderful week. J

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I cannot fathom how many different birds there are. The colours are amazing. Well shot!

Barb said...

Just checking on you, Jean - I see you have had visits from several interesting feathered friends! I'm not sure that last one likes me!