I have purple feathers; who am I?

Tropical caged bird not singing

I made a speedy, all-too-short trek (stomp?) to the library mid-day, and paid my accumulated fine (a big 20¢). Still, I did get outdoors. (Yippee!)

The overcast later converted to rain, so I was wise to scoot when I did.

And, no, I don’t know what kind of bird this is. Something tropical?

For more and better bird photos, I refer you to many of the daily posts by the bicycling photographer of St. Louis aka Marquis.


  1. kayak woman says:


    Once, back in the Jurassic Age, I took a video back to Blockbuster or wherever (nowadays, I just download things from Netflix to my laptop/iPad/phone). Anyway. I was returning it late so I knew there would be a fine of some sort. Oh well. But then, the young whippersnapper behind the counter asked, “Would you like to pay it all at once?” How the heck much could I possibly owe, I wondered. Turned out it was 99 cents. Wonder what kind of payment plan he was thinking of setting me up with…

  2. pooh says:

    Thanks for the shout-out to Marquis’ web site! It might be some kind of finch. When I’m at the pet store, I always take a stroll by the bird and small mammal cages, and your bird looks like it belongs there. Was it outside(!) or inside?

  3. Sammy says:

    A caged bird, not singing…. A seed eater, I think, so finch is good!

  4. Robert & Mary Jo says:

    Lady Gouldian Finch. When I first met Robert he took me to visit his track coach who had an aviary full of these beautiful birds.

  5. Sammy says:

    Thanks, MJ!

  6. Marquis says:

    I appreciate the link-back, but if it actually linked-back that would be better. As is, it is a rotten link.

  7. Sammy says:

    Ooooooops (how’d that happen???). Now fixed. Apologies!