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Thursday, 23 April 2009

What am I?

Had a wretched cold all week, consequently haven't been pounding the pavements of London for more glimpses for you. Instead you get a treat and competition from my visit to Kew Gardens. Pretty bird, but I have no idea what it is. Ok all you bird watchers tell me. What am I?

26 comments:

PepeB said...

It is a golden pheasant – but I have no idea why I KNOW that, I'm not a bird watcher at all ... But It's quite a pretty bird AND photo, of course

Angie said...

Fancy bird! Good capture.
Hope your cold gets better soon (I suppose you do feel a bit stuffed!)

Monsal Varga said...

Lucky you: I'm an expert in birds.

So, let me see... a beak, covered with feathers,yes... definitely a bird.

You're welcome.

Sharon said...

I'm afraid I can't name that bird but it is a beauty!

Candie Bracci said...

I don't know too but it's gorgeous!

That is the chicken said...

Nice bird. I like the dappled shadows!

Hilda said...

I didn't know either, until I read PepeB's comment up there :)

Very colorful and pretty bird. And I really hope that cold goes away soon! One week is too long — have you been to the doctor? (Now I sound like a mom, sheesh…)

James said...

I had never seen one of those.
Funky bird. I like it!

Hans said...

I don't know what bird it is. But I do know that it is beatiful.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

I've got absolutely no clue as to the species of this one, but it's a beautiful shot of a colorful bird.

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I'll tell you what you are... An extremely beautiful creature in an incredibly good shot! I'm sure of that. Great, Mo! By the way, terrible weather, cold and rainy, even down here in Italy!

christinamg said...

I'll just call him "box of crayons bird". ha ha.

Thanks for the comments! I love my teeny garden too. It keeps me busy while i'm saving for my next big (or small) trip.

Not quite there yet... said...

Awesome bird, whatever it is! I love Monsal Varga's comment! Ha! Funny!

Ivy said...

Beauty! You've got a great eye!

Get better soon.

Peter said...

Of course I had no idea, but I checked on Google if PepeB is right. She obviously is!!

marley said...

Some kind of partridge?! Great photo of this colourful bird.

Stoxs said...

My expat English hubby identified it as a Golden Pheasant also. We have Pheasants here in our local bush in Brisbane but not those beautiful ones. Love looking at your blog as my daughter lives in London.

Becky said...

I had it half-right...I knew it was a pheasant, but no idea what kind. We have ring-necked all over our valley here. They are indeed quite beautiful creatures.

Denise Wong said...

oh, this bird looks really cool and lovely and colorful too... hope you manage to find its name...

enjoy in London! :)

Medusa said...

What a beautiful creature. Thank you for posting this!

Babooshka said...

He's a stunner. You're turning into a wildlife photographer. I hate a cold just horrible.

The Lone Beader said...

Looks like some kind of pheasant. It is beautiful! Would look cool beaded! :D

A.Decker said...

"Pretty Birdie"!? Three or four different birds stuck together?!
The kind of thing that would make me stop and my jaw drop open if I saw it in the wild!? For sure.

DandAinNYC said...

oo! This guy is so fascinating! I was in Kew a few weeks ago, and snapped a picture of one as well... so strange, I've never seen anything so different and beautiful before! Thanks for sharing! I just moved back to NYC from London, feel free to check me out @ http://dandatraveltheworld.blogspot.com/

thanks - Amy

peasant cook said...

yes, it is a golden pheasant, I had that once when I was in Shanghai! it was very nice!

Karen said...

Yup- a golden pheasant, common in China. Kew is loaded with them.

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