Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Fair Fowls and Flamigo

Fabulous flamingos living by the side of the lake at Harewood House Bird Garden take time out to have a preen. The gardens are a fascinating place to see unfamiliar birds to these shores.   At the moment the Chilean Flamingos total 17 adults and one juvenile in the flock.  They stopped breeding when a storm brought trees down on their nesting site but a recent creation of a new nesting island for them resulted in a baby flamingo.  While watching them I spotted this 
nest but perhaps this collection of twigs belongs to this fellow
who was keeping an eye out for something tasty to eat
Meanwhile the Guinea Fowl were taking a stroll but this most gregarious of birds
prefer to do it in groups and this photograph shows of their fine feathers to full effect.  There looks to be tasty treats in the grass on which they have free range but not
here in the walled garden where the fear factor tries to keep away birds from the newly planted seeds.

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photowannabe said...

It's good to see the breeding beginning again. Hope a lot of little ones will follow.
Nice photos too.

Nanka said...

Very interesting and a delightful day in the life of these feathered friends!!

Rajesh said...

Very nice shots of beautiful images.

Roger Owen Green said...

I always thought flamingoes were FUN animals.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jama said...

The flamingos can only be seen here at the zoo and the bird park, never seen them in the wild . This week I too choose the Flamingos for sharing at ABC Wednesday.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

great fowl shots!

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful post. Flamingos are so elegant and I love the colour.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Lise said...

Those flamingos are fabulous! When I was young, we lived in South Florida, and there was a place (can't remember the name) where you could go see thousands of them...it was beautiful!