Forest Canary

Here’s a beautiful little bird from southern Africa.

The forest canary (Serinus scotops) is a seed eater who can be attracted to backyard bird feeders.

Right now it’s spring where he lives. Time to lay eggs.

After yesterday’s snow it’s hard to imagine this is possible — even on the other side of the world.

(photo by Alan Manson from Wikimedia Commons.  Click on the image to see the original.)

2 thoughts on “Forest Canary

  1. You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out……
    That was all I could think of when I saw that picture. AND…what a pretty bird it is.

  2. It’s Sunny here, and just a big chilly. But as far as birds go, the only thing that I see are Ravens and the usual doves, pigeons and house sparrows. I also just finished reading “The Big Year” and may try for a New Mexico Big Year in 2012.

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