11 May 2019

26: THE CHEEPERS Part 1


Diamond Firetail Finches are tiny. 

Courageous little fellas, they don’t like sharing a bath with other birds.

They love making a splash.

Their white diamonds shine.

They have red hot fires in their tail feathers.

They bounce, skipping and skating along the grass as if lighter than air.

Sporting dark masks like Zorro across their foreheads, they are the wild avengers of my garden.  

The cheeping they do is cute.

But, like all super heroes they are daring.

They cringe when another bird bombs onto the bath.
These finches are not easily intimidated, they are confident enough to stay put when bigger birds fly past.

And, I love them. 

What’s not to love about birds called Firetails?

4 comments:

  1. Mary F12 May

    Great story, photos and videos showing the beauty of these birds. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you, I love to watch these little cheepers. They have a mighty big cute factor going on.

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  2. Thanks Thérèse. Send a couple to England and I'll send you some waxwings.

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    1. That is a highly illegal proposition Deep Dene. I thank you for your comment but do not condone finch smuggling. Besides, it would be damn near impossible to catch these little blighters as they move at the speed of masked avengers in the movies. Though perhaps, I would love to listen to you wax lyrical about Waxwings any day.

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