Tuesday, 27 September 2011
A Firefinch this morning ...
I first saw this bird on a morning walk with Raghu, Yu Kit & Taek. From then on I was looking forward to a chance to capture this little beauty. I made my first successful attempt this morning & was able to get close to this bird after almost 30-40 minutes of following up.
The Red-billed Firefinch is 8-10 cm in length. The adult male has entirely scarlet plumage apart from brown wings. The bill is pink, and there is a yellowish eye-ring. Females have uniformly brown upper-parts and buff underparts. There is a small red patch in front of both eyes, and the bill is pink.
Surrounding areas around our Arc Hotel is full of avian life. There is so much to see, enjoy and capture.