I'll try not to use the cheesy connection line "from one beautiful bird to the next" - aw, too late. Anyway, high time for another of the many favourites in the stream of my Flickr friend aftab. . Posted mockingly as a self portrait, this is one of the best bird photographs I have seen for a long time. Marvellous details in the bird's feathers and eye, great colours and a beautiful bokeh'ed background. Sheer class.
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