Monday, January 31, 2011


If I had to choose a favorite bird based on its behavior this amazing bird would be it.

44 Lovely Comments:

Blogger pupton said...

I too think the bower bird is wonderful! So too are the various birds of paradise! Saw a show on them recently, including the blue bird of paradise. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

1/31/2011 8:15 AM  
Blogger Janet Ghio said...

I love the bower bird. What an amazing fellow! Your drawing is great.

1/31/2011 8:26 AM  
Blogger SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
those amazing work

1/31/2011 8:27 AM  
Blogger rossichka said...

This amazing bird has an aesthetic taste! I like your drawing, full of love and admiration!

1/31/2011 8:30 AM  
Blogger Kimberley Pope said...

oh I love it!

1/31/2011 8:31 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

My kids and I just watched this little video. Simply amazing! My son wants to watch it again.

1/31/2011 8:42 AM  
Blogger Glaucia said...

Fantastic! :)

1/31/2011 9:44 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I had a strong feeling that sooner or later you would paint a bowerbird. It's an animal I deeply feel connected to. My etsy shop is even named after the bowerbird! As always, this is lovely.

1/31/2011 9:47 AM  
Blogger Škorčica said...

Of course, who else would you choose - this one has "a passion for interior decoration". :))

Truely amazing!

1/31/2011 10:06 AM  
Blogger ISA said...

oh! sorprendida!!!...que ave mas trabajadora!!!

1/31/2011 10:51 AM  
Blogger Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

That was the best thing I've seen in a long time. I love that nature can be so awe-inspiring.

1/31/2011 11:04 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Love it!!

1/31/2011 11:18 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

What a wonderfully amazing bird... I think you just made my day!

1/31/2011 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Matka Polka said...

I know it:)! I`ve watched it on polish tv. I love Attenboroug`s passion for the world of insects especially

1/31/2011 11:48 AM  
Blogger dls said...

An amazing little bird..... have seen a similar video before but had forgotten..... thank you for sharing this. Will bookmark the link.

Your interpretation of its bower is lovely!

1/31/2011 11:50 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

I have Bower birds visiting my garden. The Australian Blue Satin Bower Bird. (I have bush land across the road from my home.) The male has these amazing black feathers with a blue sheen to them their feathers look like satin and they have blue eyes and like most things blue like my blue pegs. Which I have found in odd spots in my garden where the bird have droped them. The female are beautiful too they are a green colour with pattern on their feathers. The male starts off with green feathers like the female, as the get older they are about four years old?( I'm not sure) they start to get their beautiful black feathers they do look funny as their feathers are changing.
But they can be naughty they do like eating lettuces and spinach out of my vegie patch.

1/31/2011 12:45 PM  
Blogger Lx - my mr lugs said...

A bird with a passion for interior design.. that is just too beautiful!!! Love it!

1/31/2011 1:32 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

Have you seen "planet earth" from David Attenborough? You can see the whole film. The male spends more than a year making this "house". When the female finally decides that he is the one, she immediately leaves after the conception, leaving him all alone in his beautiful house. I thought that was really sad for him, after putting so much effort in building such a cosy place.

1/31/2011 1:48 PM  
Blogger Felicity said...

Of course you would, I know that you would be in terrific company because you are a terrific human Bower Bird - creating a gorgeous nest for your family.

Felicity x

PS Lovely to see an Aussie feathered friend featured!

1/31/2011 2:14 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

my all time favorite bird artist and architect.
Please save the original of this for the show:)

1/31/2011 4:24 PM  
Blogger Candied Fabrics said...

Woowee kaZOWee! How amazing - thanks so much for sharing this!

1/31/2011 5:01 PM  
Blogger luciernaga said...

Hola Geninn haces maravillas con las manos me fascinan las ilustraciones que haces, no se si hagas ilustraciones para invitación de bodas, me gustaría poder contactarme contigo mi mail es, sería grandioso poder tener una invitación diseñada e ilustrada por tí

1/31/2011 5:01 PM  
Blogger Sharolyn said...

Like Ann, I have seen the blue male satin bower birds growing up in Mt Nebo outside Brisbane, Australia. I remember playing in the bushland and coming across a bower full of blue pegs, straws, bottle-caps and such. What a beautiful, creative, (recyclable) way to impress lady birds.

1/31/2011 9:02 PM  
Blogger Miles Of Style said...

it's so cute...i've never seen one in real life but i think i might like it.

just stumbled upon your blog and i have to say i LOVE it. do stop by mine too when you have some time, perhaps we can follow each other. :)


2/01/2011 1:48 AM  
Anonymous cackyb said...

I have never heard of a Bowerbird before! Am totally awed by it! Love to see this bit of nature as we await our next winter storm....

2/01/2011 5:11 AM  
OpenID lovebirdstationery said...

Dear Geninne,

I too have never heard of this unbelievable bird, so thank you for formally introducing us.

If you didn't see this bird, you would think that this little house had been built by human hands. Its the kind of arrangement I used to construct in the garden, using an upside-down frisbee - it was one of my favourite pastimes. However, I'm no Bowerbird.
Its the ultimate bachelor pad, except it probably doesn't smell as bad as a human one ;)

I love the nest you've created in your Bowerbird painting.

Bella x

2/01/2011 12:18 PM  
Blogger Decaf Latte said...

Oh My! So Lovely & unbelievable! Thank you for sharing... :)

2/01/2011 1:06 PM  
Blogger Jill Wignall said...

He's like your husband, he's created a beautiful home to impressive his love : )

2/02/2011 1:52 AM  
Blogger one little acorn said...

This is funny - I called myself a bower bird just the other day, because I like to collect things and arrange them too!
I do love David Attenborough, and how interesting this little clip...
Oh, how I would like one of those little acorns!

2/02/2011 2:53 AM  
Blogger Trekky said...

Bower birds are great & your painting is fantastic!

2/02/2011 6:34 AM  
Blogger Alyce said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing video! I loved it.

2/02/2011 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

Yours is gorgeous!

2/02/2011 4:39 PM  
Blogger lisa geiger said...

oh, yes! i read about the bower bird in "step up books" when i was little. they also paint things blue with berrie juice as i recall. what a great bird, and of course you and manolo are bit bowery, aren't you? :)
lovely painting, great bird!

2/02/2011 9:57 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

This little video brought tears to my eyes. How amazing and wonderful and .... well what can I say? I plan to share this with my grandchildren...just the right ages to appreciate this very creative creature in nature. Thank you!

2/03/2011 10:22 AM  
Anonymous cindym said...

I have long loved the blue satin bowerbird & its relations. the documentary this clip comes from is "Flying Casanovas" & is all wonderful.

2/04/2011 5:42 PM  
Blogger olive said...

I remember watching this first time on tv and thought... pity its human counterpart doesnt work as hard to attract its mate!!! Is fabulous Hugs xxx

2/08/2011 10:53 AM  
Blogger Marina said...

This is the most beautiful scene of an animal that I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing it :)

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