Grumpy baby Bulbul.
He wants to be FED!
Happy baby Bulbul, he got fed!
Red Vented Bulbuls were first identified in 1766 and originate from India.
People tend to not like them because they eat flowers. I like flowers, and Red Vented Bulbus.
The Fairy Tern is native to the south west Pacific. It’s numbers are rapidly decreasing and it is considered a vulnerable species.
The White Capped Noddy, is wide spread in tropical seas and doesn’t have much fear of people. You can walk right up to them and they are studying you!
Cheers to you from the clever birds of Polynesia~
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202 thoughts on “Bulbuls, Fairies & Noddies of Polynesia~”
Klasse Fotos. LG. Wolfgang
Vielen dank Wolfgang! <3 <3
Your photos are breathtaking!
Awwww, so kind and so appreciated! <3
Wonderful shots, and I love their expressions! 🙂 <3
They have quite outsize personalities don’t they!
and vibrant birdies 🙂
And such total dears! <3
Always nice photos. Thanks Cindy. Now for the other “BULBUL” and “IVAN.”
WOW, there are enough cultural stereotypes in this to discuss in an entire course!
Yes. I think it was banned at one time.
Really? How you remembered is quite remarkable!
I had an Uncle that used to sing this song while we walked through the dark streets and walkways of the Bronx. In his memory I posted the following blog back in November. When you see the post at the very bottom is the URL showing the same song with the title “BANNED MGM CARTOON.”
WOW! Remarkable. I wonder if generations in the future, people will look at what we are watching now, and see the brilliance, but also the messages/biases that we are totally unaware of. Probably so and really interesting. You are always really interesting my friend.
Beautiful, Cindy….I keep looking and looking at your fairy tern…it feels Shakespearean, or biblical in mood…
I agree, ethereal in fact as well as appearance. Sad~
They so cute birds. The one that eats flowers may not be too nice if they are so many of them.
Yes, but thankfully there are lots of flowers in Polynesia!
I’m falling in love with Polynesia via your beautiful photos. Thank you, Cindy, for taking us there enabling us to see the ocean, nature, birds, and architecture! 🙂
Oh, thank you more for your very kind appreciation! I can see why some people never leave Polynesia~
love all these exotic birds, keep snappin’
hugs from afar,
Hugz & gratitude back to you Linda~
I like the grouch’s red bottom.
Pretty cute isn’t he! 🙂
amazing photos! I love the fairy tern…<–avid birdwatcher and fledging hawk rescuer…
So sad to learn their populations are declining. They are friendly and curious birds who like to be watched!
I laughed so heartly! I like this juvenile Bulbul! 🙂
Is it a red-vented one (Pycnonotus cafer)?
Yes indeed, Red Vented Bulbul! Very bold and adorable! 🙂
Even the birds are magical there!
What cute birds. Nice shots, Cindy.
Silly question probably: did that bulbus have whiskers? Is there such a thing? Really nice photos!
Not silly at all, but perceptive! See:
I think the Red Vented have whiskers too!
I smile as soon as I saw this photo. I knew it had to be your blog 🙂
Oh, you just made me smile! Thank you~
Liebe Cindy wunderschöne Vogelfotos super und so schön anzusehen ein schönes Wochenende wünsche ich dir Klaus in Freundschaft
Sie sind sehr freundlich Klaus! Gluckliche Samstag!
Liebe Cindy einen super Sonntag wünsche ich dir mit ganz vielen lieben Grüßen in Freundschaft Klaus
I came to feed the bird Cindy….and to tell you that those are some Stunning close ups 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 <3
Impossible not to feed these beauties! <3
All the birds are beautiful. That last one looks like a fashion model.
Quite regal, I agree! 🙂
I’d be grumpy too! Nice set of photos, Cindy!
They seemed to like bread more than flowers! 😉
Wow. That Fairy Tern is beautiful!
Lovely isn’t she!
you always manage to capture beauties in nature, these birds are gorgeous.
Awww, you always manage to be so kind! <3 <3
Cindy, I just love all the beautiful images of the birds, thank you! Hugs! Veraiconica
So glad you do my friend and hugs back to you!
What a sweetie.. love the top of his or her head.. so cute.. Thanks for the smiles this morning..
Take care and happy blogging to ya, from Laura ~
I know, I am envious of the hairdo too!!! 😉
Wow, that Fairy Tern is one strange looking bird. Great photo. –Curt
Mil grazi Curt~
Wonderful birds, Cindy. I’ll never go to Polynesia so it’s nice to get a snapshot of the bird life ! RH
It is a bit of a leap from Abaco!
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Although the title of this post will have you scurrying for your Thesaurus…trust me go with your instincts on this and just look at the photographs…as always superb from Cindy Knoke.
Awwwww, it is such fun to find new birds and their super creative names!
Wow! that hair! 😀 lol
I am completely jealous!
As am I! he didn’t even need hairspray! XD
I love closeups, which make it possible to have a really good look-see at all the details I couldn’t any other time. Thank you. I enjoy your photos. 🙂
I love the macro details too! Who knew there was so much more to see~
I know. I really appreciate your photography. <3
Baby Bulbul is so cute <3 🙂 Fantastic pictures.
I pretty much fell in love with baby Bulbul!
Gorgeous pictures Cindy.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Hugz & gratitude back to you~
The birds are indeed lovely. I was chuckling all through the cartoon.
Amazing the stuff we grew up on~
They were pretty good, some of those cartoons.
Yes indeed! Incredible artistry!
You’ve introduced me to several birds I had never heard of — fairy tern, noddy! Thanks for lovely photos and lots of great copy!
Thank you much more for the appreciation of them! <3
I have never seen that tern before. Beautiful captures of the birds Cindy. 🙂
I hadn’t either, beautiful isn’t she!
Spectacular captures, Cindy. They all have unique personalities and are not afraid to show it!!! Brilliant.
Happy you can see the individual personalities and cheers to you Rebecca!
I know, it sounds like I’m giving you a real line of Babul, but I was just Nodding off as the Fairie was Terning the pages here for me. Looks like you’re having a great trip, Cindy. How’s the foot? Are you in the water yet ??? Hugz !
Not in the water and healing veeeeery slowly. LOVE your first sentence! So clever Paul~
Your photos are so clear! Very cool to see these unfamiliar species of birds – the Fairy Tern is achingly beautiful! So sad to learn that it is threatened.
I am glad you share my excitement at seeing new birds and feel just as you do about the Fairy Tern. Thank you Eliza~
These birds are incredibly gorgeous! I think they may have some relations here in Toronto! “lol”
Cold weather versions no doubt! 😉
What beautiful photographs. Thank you so much.
Thank you more for your kind words!
What a handsome bird!
Only you could make me laugh out loud by seeing a bird’s face – I love #1
He was pretty darn funny I must admit! 🙂
I love this so much!!
Awwww, so happy you do! <3 <3
Hi and thanks for the follow! Oh I love birdies so much! They are such magical creatures and here we see how beautiful they are as well!
Birds are fascinating friends everywhere! So glad you agree!
Such great photography!
I miss the bulbuls. How lovely to see them again. Isn’t the fairy tern gorgeous?
Beautiful work always 🙂
Aren’t they a cute and mysterious-looking bunch 😀
I thought so too!!
how fun – and your pics are so clear I can feel the fur
Great, makes me happy!
Awww, so cute! These really brightened my day! Thanks again for sharing more of your Polynesian experiences with us. 🙂
So happy it cheered your day!!! Happy Sunday~
I like the fairy tern the most 💫 Beautiful pictures Cindy.❤️
Thanks Sherri & hope all is well with you~
Wie wunderschön die kleinen Pipmatze Wünsche einen schönen Sonntag Gruß und Freundschaft Gislinde
Danke schoen Gislinde! Grub und Freundschaft~ <3
You find some of the most interesting birds on your travels Cindy, love the names too
Makes me wonder who named them? They must have had a sense of humor!
A sense of humour is always good…
Beautiful beds and photos Cindy!
Sorry, I meant birds! Spell checker doesn’t always help!
I am the queen of the typo because I type fast and don’t use spell check, so no worries…..
A bit different from our Bulbuls… but brilliant photography… love your photos…
Oooooooh, look forward to seeing your Bulbuls very soon!
I think you’re going to love our bird life
I know I will. Going to be looking for Fishing Eagles on Lower Sabie damn……And this time I will at least know when it’s a hippo I hear snorting at the braii!!! I’ve even studied online how to shop more knowledgeably for groceries at the Pic n Pay before we enter Kruger. I was already charged once by an ellie, so this time I hopefully won’t be! They won’t do it twice in a row to the same person, right????? 😉 Can’t wait…. Reading Alexander Fuller’s new book now. It is getting me psyched up for Africa!!!!
Love your photos!
Beautiful birds, especially that Fairy Tern. Wow! I know you’ve told me before (at least a couple of times) but I can’t remember what camera you said you’re using. One more time? 🙂
Thanks LInda and no problem, it is a Sony HX300. It’s getting old now!
Thanks, Cindy. It’s definitely still working GREAT! 😀
Debating whether to get a reinforcement before we go to Africa, in case this one gets too tired, but I do so love this camera!
Never hurts to have a backup for something so important! I can’t wait to see those trip pictures! 😀 <3
Thank you! I can’t wait to take them! 😉
Those are beautiful pictures, Cindy! I can see that my parents won’t like them though if they eat their flowers… but I enjoy your photos 🙂
Yes, I understand that as I love flowers too, but I also love birds!!!<3
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Thanks, Sharon, for introducing me to Cindy’s wonderful photos – I really love the bulbuls, Cindy, which we don’t have in Britain.
So happy you like them! They were new to me as well and completely entrancing. Not scared much at all of humans. The Mynah birds were far more skittish.
Thank you so much for your love and support of the beautiful creatures on our planet. The threatened Fairy Terns, and I, greatly appreciated your support~
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The fairy tern! What a great bird. 🙂 Wonderful pictures, one and all.
I think the Fairy Tern is your totem bird Brenda!
LOL You might be right. 🙂 I did give my parents a few terns…
Laughing…..not you surely Brenda!!! 😉
LOL We are all entitled to give our parents a hard time now and then. But not too hard. 🙂
I am counting on you to tell my kids this!! 😉 😉
LOL Would they hear it from me? Tell them from me: “Don’t be so hard on your mother!!” LOL No more snakes, for instance. 🙂
Exactly right! Lose the freaking snakes already!!! Laughing……..
Hi Cindy! Thank you for introducing me to these beautiful and exotic animals. Gorgeous pictures! 😀
Thank you more for your appreciation of them & cheers to you~
Beautiful pictures, Cindy. The Fairy Tern is my favorite!
Gorgeous isn’t she! Cheers to you and thanks!
These are birds with attitude, Cindy.
My kinda birds!!! 😉
What a sweet little Bird 🙂 And a unusual name too.
Very odd names, both the Bulbul and the Noddy! Someone may have been having a bit of fun~
Your photos are wonderful. They are a reflection of who you are. I take it that you have been to some beautiful places. Thanks much
What a lovely thing to say. Meeting people like you are why I love blogging! <3
How interesting their birds are and cute too….even the grumpy one.
Grumpy baby birds are so incredibly cute! Cheers to you my friend~
So glad you enjoyed them!
That’s quite some title, Cindy! 🙂 They do have the cutest faces. Mr Red Vented is my favourite.
I totally fell for Mr. Red! Such a belligerent little birdie…. 😉
It is truly amazing how birds vary from region to region. These three look so unusual to those of us who live on the East coast. All three of these fine feathered fellows are lovely, Cindy. 😉
I am fascinated by the variety of birds in the world and also by what people consider to be exotic or common based on birds in their region. I was entranced by the Polynesian Mynah birds, but others told me how common they were in their area. To me they were exotic. On the other hand, everywhere I go except for Antarctica and the Amazon, has house finches. They seem to be the ultimate globe hoppers~
Beautiful birdies. I’m back in Philly. Maybe I’ll actually ‘sit’ this time around?
You only have to sit once. But if I don’t they’ll keep calling me (this is the 4th time) until I do or I turn 70 – whichever comes first. So I posted now so I don’t have to get up extra early before heading out to the courthouse.
I didn’t know you couldn’t be a juror after 70 and my brother’s a judge…..I went once, hung around court a few hours, and it was called off. Maybe this is why justice moves so slowly! 😉
I’ll tell you more when I get home…
slow is an understatement. :S
Your photos are wonderful Cindy.
You are thoughtful to say so! <3
Thought I’d take another look as I’m amazed how you got them to pose so well.
It’s amazing what a bird will do for a little bit of bread! 😉
Nice captures. The birds that look so stern always make me laugh. 🙂
I know me too! Outsize attitudes in puny little guys! Love it~
Adorable exotic birds dear Cindy ! The White Tern is gorgeous,it looks as if it’s a marble statue!Ialso loved the beautiful coot in your last photo.Cheers , Doda <3 xxx
Well thank you Doda and cheers to you too! <3 <3
Another beautiful post!
Awwwww, mil grazi!
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He is already a star!
And he knows it too!! 😉
So pretty birds 😀
Greetings from Silberdistel
Greetings & cheers back to you my friend~
Wow – beautiful pics, you really captured the beauty of the birds!
Thank you! Love all birdies~
It’s always pleasant to visit your wonderful site! … Animals, landscapes, and good feel..
Awwww, that makes me feel good. Thank you~
Builbuls looks cool with the “hats” 🙂
I know. It’s not fair. They wake up well dressed!
Cute all of them, but that fairy tern is literally like something out of fairy story. Quite magical.
She was shy and elusive too. Delicate and beautiful. So happy you like her too~
You capture so much detail in all your photos… it’s amazing.
So appreciate the appreciation! Cheers to you & thanks~
The fairy tern looks remarkably like an angel, to me! All sweet photos, though, of course. 🙂
They are almost extinct now in New Zealand and are rare to see, so I was thrilled to follow him around and get these photos. A lovely, gentle bird~
Oh – such cute little birdies! 🙂
I wonder what they would make of your snow woman???? 😉
The Bulbul is precious… glad he got fed.
Me too! 😉 😉