Monday, April 29, 2013

A Hen in the Hills

A Purple Swamp Hen enjoying the waters within Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens.

(Hoping you'll agree that Purple is near enough to Blue to qualify for inclusion with

10 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Valerie, great sighting. Aren't they timid birds. They look similar to our Common Moorhens.

SmilingSally said...

If I squint, that is blue-tiful. Thanks for playing.

Happy Blue Monday, Valerie.

A Creative Harbor said...

wow! exquisite photo of a Blue Hen ~ have never seen one ~ Happy Blue Monday ^_^

Everything Changes said...

Cute bird. Kind of looks like a coot.

Luna Miranda said...

pretty! love the unusual color of this bird.

Cafe au lait said...

Lovely shot. I played too. Mine are here and here.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful. Just a shade of blue with a bit of red. Sorry, art teacher coming through. Blessings, Debbie

Indrani said...

She may be having a nest nearby.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm glad I enlarged it to get a good look at its head. Looks a lot like our moorhen so I bet they are related. :)

Ann said...

Lovely water bird, interesting colours, now, he might be purple but could be sort or blue and greyish too.

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