Monday, March 28, 2011

Yellow bird, we have no banana tree

Trees on the Galapagos Islands are scarcely more than large shrubs. Birds like this Yellow Warbler have adapted to the harsh terrain of the islands.

This juvenile Yellow Warbler is looking for lunch on the beach.

Yellow legs get dirty in the dark volcanic rocks of this Lava Heron's neighborhood.
                                                                                             Photos by Richard Schear, Kay Davies and Karina Lopez, 2006
The fluffy head of this young Frigate Bird won't stay yellow for long.
(If my heading doesn't make sense to you, listen to this song by the ever-popular Brothers Four)

Posted for  Mellow Yellow Monday hosted each week by
Drowsey Monkey.

To see other yellows from other places, please click

To all my blogger friends, I haven't been able to comment very much as we have been traveling, and won't be home for a while yet. However, I'll try to drop in on some memes when and where I can. No, we're not in the Galapagos Islands again. We're in Paris now, and heading for the south of France later this week. Please don't feel sorry for us, just forgive me for not commenting on your posts. - K


Francisca said...

Oh, Kay, I'm so happy to hear from you! How wonderful that you are in Paris in spring... and I'm sure your visit with other bloggers have been delightful. I'm sure our turn - in BC or elsewhere - will come. Your yellow warbler and other bird shots are great for MYM!

Liz said...

Gorgeous birds.

Have a fabulous week!

Mellow Yellow

Jo said...

Thanks for visiting mhy blog today, Kay. Hope you're having a wonderful time in Paris. Glad Lindy is OK. We are preparing to get Shadow up here (with us) on 22 May when we return. He is well and socializing with the other cats in the pet hotel in Bloemfontein. I think I posted about him last Monday. Ginger is alone in Kerio, Kimwarer Valley(with my houselady feeding him) as we're in Nairobi until tomorrow. I will try to fix my post but am enjoying the "city" for now. Happy birthday to Dick. Our two Granddaughter's had theirs yesterday. Bless you my friend. Jo

Greyscale Territory said...

The warbler is such a strong gold colour! So very beautiful! And love the patterns on the others!

Mona said...

beautiful they are all nice creation :)

Kim, USA said...

Looks like the bird really did adapted it well. I love the color!

Luna Miranda said...

Paris in springtime...please hurry back and show us the photos from the south of France.:p

i love these bird shots. delicate feathers and rocks-beautiful contrast.

Mellow Yellow Monday

Debbie Smith said...

Such a cute little yellow birdie!
It was so wonderful meeting you on your stay in Brussels! Glad to hear you made it to Paris after all you had to go through! Whew!
One day I'll write about our trip to Paris this past December, until then I will enjoy yours!!!
Kisses to you and Richard!
Debbie's Travels

Antonette said...

Wow! Incredible photos!!

chubskulit said...


My Mellow Yellow, have a great week!

Kay said...

Wow! Those are really incredible bird photos. I do love that yellow bird photo!

Lynn said...

Awesome photos!

forgetmenot said...

Those are wonderful photos--excellent captures. What an interesting place to visit--I would love to go there sometime. Great post. Mickie

Chomp said...

¡Hoo, que belleza!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Gorgeous just so Gorgeous

Amila said...

Hi, Pretty birds! Got no giant turtles from the isles?