Monday, 25 May 2009

Purple Swamphen

This Purple Swamphen seemed to be out of his element, in a tree rather than on the ground.
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Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

My feet don't seem right for walking in tree tops.

Oh No! What now? Where to go?

There is nothing left but to jump!

14 comments:

mick said...

A very nice series of photos.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick and get well soon.

Kelly said...

...he does look a bit gangly up there! Your comment on the last shot made me laugh! Nice series...

Neil said...

Thanks Kelly it is nice to be able to make people laugh.

Vickie said...

Fun bird. He does look a little out of place dancing in the tree tops. Nice images.

Arija said...

Fun post and what beautiful outstretched wing!

Neil said...

Thank you Vickie And Arija for your comments.

Amy said...

A swamphen in a tree? That's just not right. Haha! Nice series of shots, that last one made me laugh too. Look out below!

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Interesting series of shots, Neil. Indeed unusual for a swamphen to be up in a tree.

Neil said...

Thanks Amy, Bob & Cynthia very unusual for them to be in trees.

gwendolen said...

Love the last shot.

Very cool to see a swamphen in a tree. Maybe it was looking for greener swamps?

Neil said...

Hi Gwendolen I thought it may have been because of all the rain we were supposed to get

behindthebins said...

I can't saw that I have ever seen one of our Moorhens in a tree. What a great catch! I too love the last one. "Look out below!"

Neil said...

Thanks behindthebins.