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.

DSCN3961

our little pond

L1050322

flowering water lily

DSCN8816

Periwinkles

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

DSCN8856

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

DSCN2573

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

DSCN2582

another view of male olive backed sunbird

DSCN8791

The white headed munias are always a welcome guest

DSCN8757

white headed munia

DSCN3885

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

DSCN1705

A pink-necked pigeon

DSCN8747

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

DSCN2584

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

L1050496

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

DSCN2158

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

L1050335

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

DSCN1706

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

DSCN3895

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

DSCN3905

lineated barbet

IMG-20180109-WA0009

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…

DSCN3025

the brilliantly coloured scarlet backed flower pecker !

DSCN3028

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

DSCN5710

another lineated barbet perched right outside my upstairs window

 

DSCN5232

common tailorbird

 

DSCN6557

the oriental white eyes has returned

 

DSCN6564

the male olive backed sunbird is my most frequent visitor

 

DSCN6554

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..

 

DSCN6562

A changeable lizard amongst my heliconia

 

DSCN6578

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!

And as if to see the new year in on this last day of 2018….these visitors amused me today….

DSCN0971

the scarlet backed flowerpecker is always a welcome sight

 

DSCN0984

blue throated bee eater on an old TV aerial

 

DSCN1021

the olive backed sunbird is of course our most frequent visitor

 

DSCN1000

the lovely brown throated sunbird

My garden continues to entertain me with the avian visitors…let’s hope 2019 continues in the same vein.

Here are some birds from 2019 on the street where I live….

DSCN4010

A pair of raucous pied oriental hornbills zipped around the trees and aerials (yes..some houses still have old style TV aerials!)

 

DSCN4022

the brilliant crimson sunbird is always a treat as it’s hard to spot and photograph

 

DSCN4014

A pair of racquet tailed drongos

 

DSCN3994

common flameback woodpecker

 

DSCN3991

first appearance on my neighbour’s aerial…a tanimbar corella

 

DSCN4030

and just this evening also a first appearance on my street, right outside my house was this pair of blue crowned hanging parrots, picking fruit off the palm tree…the blue crown is clearly seen on the male bird with the fruit

 

DSCN4032

Here dear, why don’t you have some?

 

DSCN4039

the blue crown is hardly present on the female blue crowned hanging parrot…

 

So not a bad start to 2019 with several first timers on my street!

 

 

2 thoughts on “Birding on the street where I live…

Leave a Reply to Angela G. Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s