Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday 11 - White-Eared Bulbul

This is one of the few other birds I was able to get a shot of when I was in Dubai - last weeks flamingos were the highlight - but this was one of the birds I saw the most of!

Given that the temperature were VERY high I was rather pleased to get any pictures of anything!  Its hard to focus with sweat in your eyes and taxis stooping insisting that you need to be rescued!

This is a White-Eared Bulbul.  Its not the most remarkable bird in the world - but there is a good story attached to it.



The arabic for bird is pronounced "bul",  so this is a White-Eared BirdBird!

There, now you know!

To join in with WBW 11 you just need to click on the link below! Enjoy the birds!








32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

he's a handsome little one. the story of taxis trying to rescue you from the heat made me smile. :)

NatureFootstep said...

cool, a nice one. :)

i stora drag said...

Sweet little bird!
Hope you're not so warm any more like in Dubai, when taxi-drivers wanted to resque you! Can't imagine the warmth there though!
/Pia

Hanne Bente said...

Flotte pictures of White-Eared Bulbul.du show.
Believes not that we has this Fugl hende i country.
Hanne Bente

Hanne Bente said...

Sorry!
Do not think that Google translate translated correctly.
It should read:
Do not think that we have this bird in this country.
Hanne Bente

Carletta said...

I like the reeds (?) he's perched on. Makes it look like he's sitting on a really large open weaved basket. :)
I'm glad the taxi drivers were at least watching out for you Stewart.
Lovely shots of the BirdBird!

darlin said...

Beautiful shots of this bird bird Stewart. :-) It's amazing some of the things we do for our photos. I know my camera has coaxed me to do things which I wouldn't do in the past... like melt in the hot sun, or go on huge Ferris Wheels. All in good fun.

Have a wonderful week!

Debbie said...

ooohhhh he's a cutie. he looks a lil like our chickadee!!

i will sweat for a photograph BUT i don't like to!!

Andrea said...

I agree with Debbie ... at first glance I thought it was a chicadee ... but, I love the little BirdBird. He is adorable, also like a Chicadee. Nice post Stewart. It would seem your Dubai visit was well worth while.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Andrew said...

A lovely little bird to see...

HansHB said...

This one is new for me. Great shots! Participating with a "normal" lense this week!

(Did you changed the name from Wild Bird to World Bird?)

eileeninmd said...

What a cute Birdbird, LOL! No, I mean Bulbul. Love the Arabic name for bird. Great shots, glad you did not melt while you were in Dubai.

Findlay Wilde said...

They've got big strong beaks. From Findlay

Carole M. said...

bet you were glad to get away from the heat Stewart; sounds a little arduous. Glad you managed the bul-bul photographs though; I remember them (though not white-eared) in my childhood years. They are still around inner-parts of Sydney but I never see them here on the coast

EG CameraGirl said...

A white-eared birdbird? :)) Ha!

mick said...

Photos of a new bird are certainly well-deserved when you are willing to go out in heat like that!

Anni said...

It's stunning!!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I can only imagine how hot it is there! Been there with the sweat in the eyes situation. Ugh! But you got a cute little bul there. He reminds me of a black capped chickadee!

Linda said...

What an interesting story! Cute little bird too!

Becky said...

A cool, cool little bird. Sorry you had to go through such a hardship to get these photos. Good job.

bailey-road.com said...

What a prettypretty birdbird!

Gillian Olson said...

I like like your little bird bird.

Gowri Saligram said...

Ha! There's a birdbird I have seen! :) It's found in India too! Nice pictures.

Bulbul, I believe is a word of Arabic origin (used in Hindi too) - although it means some kind of a songbird. (I am not sure)

Neil said...

It is always great to see a new bird even in the heat.

Misty DawnS said...

Very cute. Reminds me a bit of a Chicadee.

Phil said...

You left me in the air there Stewart, now I need to Google your bulbul. the only wet faces I get lately are from the constant rain - more if I go beyond Lancaster or Kendal and too near the Lake District.

Carletta said...

Hi Stewart,
I answered your question on my blog but came back here to tell you as well that the swan in my post is a Trumpeter Swan. When we took our Granddaughters to the Columbus Zoo there were a couple there in a natural setting.
Hope you're having a great day.

Liz said...

What a lovely little bird!!
Linking up late again but I made the deadline by a day :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The bird they loved so much they named it twice! He's really very cute.

Connie Smiley said...

NIce to know something about the White-Eared BirdBird. You make me laugh.

NewMexiKen said...

I thought it was named after Abdul Abulbul Amir!

There's a tomb rises up where the Blue Danube rolls,
And graved there in characters clear,
Is, "Stranger, when passing, oh pray for the soul
Of Abdul Abulbul Amir."

DeniseinVA said...

A marvelous experience and these are fantastic photos!