Friday, January 6, 2012

Photo-Finish Friday -- Pretty Birds

A pair of Trogons in a tree.
We came upon them at the crest of a very steep hill on a walk in Cuba two years ago.
The Trogon is the national bird of Cuba.

13 comments:

Wayne K said...

I've never heard of a Trogon. Very, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy~esque name :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Wayne, good to see you here. I never thought about it like that, but you're right.

Must find a towel.

the Bag Lady said...

Oh, they're pretty, in spite of their strange name!

Leah J. Utas said...

They really are, Bag Lady. It was a treat to see them.

Reb said...

Very nice to see pretty birds and green leaves on this chilly Friday morning. Interesting name too.

messymimi said...

Like the angle at which you caught them both.

solarity said...

"A pair of Trogons in a tree" sounds like the first line of a poem to me. I haven't got a second line, though.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Reb, it does bring on memories of summer, doesn't it?

Thank you, Messymimi.

Mary Anne,you're right. I hope the rest of the poem comes to you soon.

Chris said...

Julia's folks were just in Cuba, and they are avid birders. I'll have to ask about the Trogon.

Hilary said...

Never heard of them. Birds are always winter day-brighteners.

Red said...

Well, I've always wanted to go to Cuba so this might get me going.

Dawn said...

A good eye Leah!
I bet they have a pretty sweet Birds Eye View from up there!

Leah J. Utas said...

Chris, I hope they got to see one.
Hilary, these are quite a sight.
Red, go with an open mind and a sense of adventure.
Dawn, thanks. I'm sure they do.