Saturday, February 13, 2021

Amethyst Sunbird female and juvenile

 Dear Blogger friends. Thank you for your kind wishes for my birthday. I have been inundated with phone calls, WhatsApp messages and Facebook greetings. 

Just after Christmas, I saw Mama sitting on my bed and gazing out of the window. When I drew closer, I saw she was birdwatching. I grabbed my camera and managed to get several photos of a mother bird and her youngster sitting on a tree just outside the window.

Mama watching the birds outside my window 
Amethyst Sunbird, female 
Amethyst sunbird - juvenile 

During one of our cleanup sessions at The Bunker, I rescued a praying mantis sitting on the units  WiFi dongle.

 A pretty visitor on the Wifi dongle 
I carried it out and placed it on the Tecomaria on the patio

The praying mantis in a much safer habitat

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here

Happy Saturday to you all! 


  1. Hello,
    Happy Belated Birthday Jo! Love the cute kitty bird watching. The Sunbirds are beautiful, they have a cool looking curved bill. You are so kind to rescue to Praying Mantis, it has a pretty flower to sit on now. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday ~ Wonderful photos ~ especially of your sweet kitty and the baby bird ~

    Moment by Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  3. Well Happy Belated Birthday!! :) Your "Mama" is cute! Our cats love to look out the window to watch the birds too!

  4. I do love your visitors - and their watchers.

  5. Lovely Sunbirds. My Carson dog used to watch the birds.

  6. Birds would definitely draw her attention.

  7. happy to hear you are still rescuing critters... that is a nice looking mantis

  8. She definitely has her attention focused.

  9. Great photo of the baby bird. I love the praying mantis

  10. I'm glad you had a happy birthday! Love that praying mantis and the sunbird has quite a beak...looks like it would get in the way! But I'm sure it serves a good purpose! Enjoy your afternoon! Any cake left? heehee!


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