Second day of Spring: Feathered Friends visiting before the Storms

It is the second day of spring, and today was actually a very nice spring day. The sun was out, there was almost no wind and it was a pleasant day. But they are forecasting heavy winds and maybe some rain. It is a calm before the storm, as they say. But the feathered friends came to visit! I went for a walk just now, and the clouds already started to build up. Loads of helmeted guineafowls walked and played around, probably looking for some seeds before they go into hiding from the storms. The last couple of Cape sparrows also sat puffed up and sang their song.

Also, when I sat outside, soaking up the sun, my well-known friend, the Southern double-collared sunbird, visited me. In the sun their feathers always shine like gold. Their sharp call is also always a welcome call. And lastly, when I walked into the garden, I stumbled upon a dove sitting on her egg. I only managed to snap one photograph, but isn't new life like this the best metaphor for spring? I made a post yesterday about spring flowers and re-growth, but this is new life! From the cold winter, and the dormant time, new life and new growth blesses us. I hope you are well and safe! Please enjoy these beautiful friends.

Southern double-collared sunbird

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Cape Sparrow

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Dove

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Helmeted guineafowl

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So Beautiful and Your photography skill is cool

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Thank you so much! I really appreciate you stopping by.

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You always come up with great shots. Amazing work there!

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A really cool post my friend and here's a challenge for you that you will enjoy.
Try to get him in full song.

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Cheers and !BEER

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Challenge accepted! I will try this.

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Great and I hope to see your photos soon.

!BEER

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Thank you so much! I am counting the unopened buds in anticipation. We all need a little bit of positivity after the long year and 2020.

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Hahaha, when one lives in hope as an anchor, positivity is always the result.
It all depends in who one places the hope, as if it's in the flesh, then one is lost.
Cryptic but true.

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hey @sofs-su hehehe its the guineafowl again!!!!! hehehehe

wow @fermentedphil - that sunbird is really exquisite!!! it's like a painting hehehehe the colors are so vibrant!!!

when Bluefinstudios was visiting us - we went to a little river and there were these vibrantly colored birds... river something...

I guess I should tag him hehe @bluefinstudios - what was the name of that green and purple bird that was down by the river???

i just love the colors in birds - I would never think to pair those colors if I were painting a bird - but there they are - together, in harmony, and beautifully striking - right in their DNA hahahaha

so cool :)

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hmmm
that was a swift. I can't remember which type of swift. Depending on the direction you were seeing them, they were Iridescent green or purple.

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Thanks again! And yes, their colorful feathers are just awesome! It looks like a painting. And I am glad that you have also seen some up close where you went down by the river!

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They flew by us in this current....and a whole bunch of them!
They just kept circling and eating bugs and like...whizzing past us hehehehe

It was so cool

@bluefinstudios drop a picture of them hehehe

Or maybe I can see one on google

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Google is our best friend! And I can imagine it was so cool! We have loads of small insects now that it is spring and the sunbirds love them.

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Thanks for tagging me here @dreemsteem.
Like I mentioned I love sunbirds, we have 6-7 kinds of sunbirds here but not these .
I enjoy watching these bird images posted by @papilloncharity from time to time
Lovely images . Thanks for sharing these with us @fermentedphil
You are so blessed to listen to these beauties and watch them everyday.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I am so blessed to see them and wake up with these bird friends right by my window every morning.

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Blessed indeed! Stay blessed always.

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what a beauty they show in their colors I'm also hoping to buy a good camera for photography


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Thank you so much! I really hope that you find a good camera!

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I will try my best to find one

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