Birding on the street where I live…

Birding on the street where I live..

When?  Ongoing                       Weather: Hot

Nikon P900

I bird regularly on my travels but sometimes, birding in my own garden and on the street where I live is not bad….after we moved into our little house, we tried planting flowering plants to attract our avian friends.

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our little pond

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flowering water lily

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Periwinkles

As our garden matured, we started seeing some local birds…

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the ubiquitous yellow vented bulbul is always present and flies in and out of our front hedge

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the sunbirds are very active in the two trees in front of the house and I can reliably find these guys almost every day

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another view of male olive backed sunbird

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The white headed munias are always a welcome guest

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white headed munia

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Asian glossy starlings are ever present and the red eye is a wonderful contrast to the glossy dark plumage

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A pink-necked pigeon

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and we get loads of these little guys, the oriental white eye that zips around in groups of 3-4 birds…

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A pair of them liked our garden so much that they built a nest and laid some eggs…

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Here, the eggs finally hatched and the baby birds were constantly calling for Food…more food!

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sometimes, the most surprising things show up…..here a Sunda Pygmy woodpecker!

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and amongst my brilliant Tecoma stans flowers, this little sunbird…I think a female olive backed sunbird flitted around

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A red whiskered bulbul also showed up recently… as did a crimson sunbird which I unfortunately wasn;t quick enough to shoot…

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and just last week, this lovely lineated barbet came to feed

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lineated barbet

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and finally, one day we heard a thump in the garden and this poor little dark browed warbler had crashed into our windows….we comforted it for a while and then it flew off…

Of late, I’ve seen a few more new species in my garden….there was a crimson sunbird who came and went before I could get my camera and then today…

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the brilliantly coloured scarlet backed flower pecker !

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a pair of them were chip chip chipping in the garden and posed for a few moments….what a treat to see them in my garden!

Of course the birds in my garden do not appear all at once and these pictures are collected over a few months….

November 2018….A few more sightings updated

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another lineated barbet perched right outside my upstairs window

 

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common tailorbird

 

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the oriental white eyes has returned

 

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the male olive backed sunbird is my most frequent visitor

 

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and yesterday, I finally managed to snap the aforementioned elusive Crimson Sunbird, the national bird of singapore! It’s not uncommon but just pretty hard to snap..

 

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A changeable lizard amongst my heliconia

 

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a white frangipani flower contrasted against a dark thundery sky

 

So the street where I live continues to amuse me without my having to go far afield to bird!

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