A Lourie in the Garden









Jen was working on her English essays this afternoon and I was sitting with her, I looked out the window at the bird feeder and noticed a Weaver scouting around for food. I hadn’t filled the feeder for a while so I brought some seed and a few cut up apples and soon he was back eating happily. Then a huge Lourie arrived, it was quite funny watching him try to navigate his rather large body into a comfortable position on this tiny bird feeder. Eventually he was able to balance and then got stuck into the apple halves. I love putting out food and waiting to see who will swoop in and visit for a while. The other night, I was outside at dusk and an owl flew silently over, I feel so privileged and lucky to have seen him…

Happy weekend.

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7 Responses to A Lourie in the Garden

  1. eidolons February 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    That is one beautiful bird. I’m fascinated by large birds in general, but am quite scared of them anywhere near up close (excepting with a window between us).

  2. Joanne February 1, 2014 at 11:36 pm #

    Wow! Some great shots and such a beautiful bird. Thank you very much for the showing. I love birds as well.

    • Linda February 3, 2014 at 11:45 am #

      Thanks Joanne:)

  3. Heather Baylis February 2, 2014 at 3:19 am #

    What great photos! I will have to google a Lourie, as I have never heard of that bird before. We don’t have them on the west coast of Canada…. I love to see native birds from other lands. We have a few feeders in our garden too and l love to sit and watch to see who comes too! Cheers

  4. Cath T February 2, 2014 at 5:53 am #

    Since I don’t live in South Africa, this bird is new to me, and fascinating. I couldn’t help but wonder what it would look like knitted…

  5. Lynda M Otvos February 3, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    Amazing photos of a gorgeous bird, very eye-catching and unique to my North American eyes. How tall is he ?~! Thanks so much for sharing these photos; your information is always interesting and I am a learner who loves your blog cuz you are such a god teacher.

    • Linda February 3, 2014 at 11:46 am #

      Hi Lynda,
      He is quite large, about 30cm from head to tail, perhaps a little longer:)

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