Saturday, May 12, 2012

Beautiful Spring!

Another great week, sunny, warm, interesting creatures everywhere! I've got so much to show you folks.

I'll start off with some birds I bagged during a walk through my birding patch. Below is a Green Bee-eater.

Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis



This is a White-bellied Drongo.

White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens

 I captured this Indian Pond Heron on the way back






These beautiful bugs were abundant in the birding patch too. Any idea what they are?

Let's see what's been going on in the garden. A couple of Brown-headed Barbets  have nested again in the breadfruit tree.


Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica)







Black-hooded orioles have been very active too.



Black-hooded Oriole, Oriolus xanthornus




Last, but not least, a White-throated Kingfisher.


White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)



This iridescent green bug was on  a lime plant in the garden. Again, ID?



This cute little bug was on one of my been plants. I have absolutely no idea as to the ID of that either.



Well, so ends this week's Wild Sri Lanka episode, hope you folks would enjoy. I'm gonna go for another walk through the birding patch, leaving early in the morning tomorrow. Should I bag anything interesting, I'll post here on next Friday,  stay tuned!



Posted for Camera Critters, Macro Monday, World Bird Wednesday.


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25 comments:

  1. your heron is beautiful! great shot! your bugs, too. nicely done! you have such great looking birds there. :)

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  2. Beautiful birds to see.
    Your images are fantastic.

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  3. Stunning birds and bugs. Love the Heron, Kingfisher and the shiny beetle. Amazing colors.

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  4. no idea on the bugs, although the last one reminds me of a potato bug! All of your captures are magnificent!

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  5. love your shots. those birds and bugs are so colorful. amazing!

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  6. What beautiful birds and insects you have grouped here! Wonderful photography!

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  7. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-23.html

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  8. Some very exotic birds there and that Heron pic is very nice indeed.........

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  9. Wonderful post, and the shot of the Heron is so good!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  10. Cool looking birds and awesome photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Your images are amazing, I love the video. What a treat to have found you this morning. visiting from Photo Art Friday.

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  12. Absolutely wonderful macro shots! Wow! ~ ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  13. Great series;such beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. You captured nature beautifully!

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  15. Great photos and a very interesting series of birds.

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  16. Great series of the wonderful looking birds!! We do not have these birds here...

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  17. Fascinating birds -- I'm looking at their eyes...because I posted a bird whose eyes you couldn't see.... they are so much more fun to look at when you can see them -- gives them more personality.

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  18. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  19. I absolutely love the bee-eaters and the kingfisher and all the others.
    Great post.

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  20. Wonderful photos you share and I loved the video seeing the brown-headed barbet looking up into the skies. The black-hooded Oriole's fantastic!

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  21. You brought back some great memories there - the Little Green Bee Eaters, Pond Heron and the Smyrna. Can't remember if I saw Brown-headed Barbet but saw a few of the barbets. Great pics.

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  22. candid shots!!!so love them :-) pretty birds and bugs :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters

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