Tuesday, February 14, 2012

First Date of My Feathered Friends


I meet two very excited Brown-throated Sunbirds. They are excited not due to me, not about nectar, but because they have a date in the morning.

Birds never date in the moonlight, and candle light dinner never comes to mind.


The male is too excited, and misjudges a landing. A poor little flower fails  to hold this heavy excitement, that sees him flapping hard to get himself back in balance. 

Do first dates always flop? 


He keeps chirping to hide embarrassment. Somehow, she sings like nothing has ever happened. 




Love has shut her eyes, but never her day, this lovely day. 

34 comments:

George said...

Women often make men look foolish. I guess the same thing happens with birds. I hope their first date wasa good one.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

How romantic for valentines day ;-). Hope you have a nice day.

AVCr8teur said...

First dates never go as planned. Luckily, she was too busy getting ready for her date and we are the only ones who saw his flying misstep.

Cher said...

i can't even remember my first date now but i can't say i am old already because that will make you a century old. lol! enjoy your valentine uncle rainfield! ;)

Angie said...

Oh so sweet.. see even birds get nervous on first dates. Perhaps it's Valentine's Day too. :)

Great capture!!

Icy BC said...

These are beautiful birds! They are just prancing around before getting to their date.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Thank you for the lesson in birds and... birds. They are beautiful -- I hope they can get together. :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Your pictures are getting better and better.

Love the header image too

TexWisGirl said...

what wonderful birds, and i LOVE your post today. :)

Reena Walkling said...

Such a beautiful display of romance!

betchai said...

oh Rainfield, your pictures are just so beautiful, I wonder how much more beautiful the next ones. hmmm, i could not remember if my first date flopped :) am too old to remember probably :) but these pictures are awesome!!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

What a wonderful series of pictures! And the birds are lovely to make it even better.

Giga said...

Są śliczne i mają ciekawy kształt dziobu. Podoba mi się i pana i pani :-). Bardzo ładne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.*** They are beautiful and have an interesting shape of the bow. I like it, and Mr. and Mrs. :-). Very nice pictures. Yours.

Regina said...

Truly romantic.

Amazing captures!

kumittyi said...

What a raomantic story about a sunbird!
That is just right words for V-Day,I think.
BTW,I wonder if we can see such a lovely sunbird everywhere in Malaysia?

Preschool Math Online said...

such a cute looking birds:)

RNSANE said...

Oh, rainfield, you are such a romantic!!

Amin said...

Hello! Wonderful photos!

eileeninmd said...

Rainfield, I love your beautiful birds. Great captures. I believe it is a blind date that fails and not always a first date.

Lrong said...

Great captures of the sunbird, and male and female at that...

Ratty said...

Such colorful birds. I hope their first date went well.

Bananazஇ said...

Great capture the male bird missed a heart beat on his first date.

Ruthi said...

aha, they too have embarrassing moments. who could tell except a keen observant nature paparazzi like you. hihihi

Anonymous said...

rainfield, it must be yourself having such a time with your gf lol. A man with full of love but never dares to face it! Not guts!

Ann said...

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Jana said...

great colours and composition!

kulasa said...

oh this is such a beautiful post...I can see love flying in the air :-)

ONNO said...

Beautiful photography on this site!

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Harshi said...

That's really sweet and very rare captures.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Excellent captures!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Well, this was a treat..what a sight! The captures are striking. Now all the sweat- the huffing and puffing was well worth it, don't you agree? Monkey's are incredible above!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rainfield .. pretty amazing - love your pictures! I've just joined you .. and I'll enjoy your posts .. have a good weekend ..

I have emailed you re something .. cheers Hilary

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

Oh, these are gorgeous photos! The flowers and the bird are all so colorful!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

It's me again...I still love the way the birds expressed themselves :-)