Friday, May 18, 2012

A Drongo's Nest And Some Other Stuff.....

Another week almost ends, and it's getting unbearably hot and humid. Some heavy rain is soon due, it seems. As I told you on my last post, I did have a little walk through the birding patch last Saturday morning, and saw an unbelievable variety of birds, though photographing them proved to be real tough.

There was a nest of a White-bellied Drongo on a Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) tree by the rock pool. I took  snaps of a parent and one juvenile. Do play the video, you can listen to mama(or papa) bird's lovely call. These Drongos are interesting birds, they can mimic other birds' calls and even other animals' sounds. I have heard them mewing like cats, no kidding!

  White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens)

I made all below photos walking home after work.

 Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis

 Rock Pigeon, Columba livia

Spotted Dove ,Spilopelia chinensis

 One of the Barbet couple who have nesting on the Bread-fruit tree was having a high-protein diet on a small tree in the garden today. Only if they are kind enough to do that with my vegetable plants!

That's it for the time being, folks, hope you would enjoy! Stay tuned for the nest post nest Friday!

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

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  1. Another amazing & beautiful post Amita !

  2. Never seen pigeons on such a steep incline before. I had no idea they were capable of such acrobatics!

  3. Great post, all super photographs!

  4. They are beautiful!

    Come and see the cicada in my critter entry.

  5. Good luck with the heat and rain!

  6. Beautiful series, especially the Drongo and the Kingfisher. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  7. A great series of photos. The Drongos are interesting - the ones I see around here are solid black color.

  8. Wow, that is an amazing walk home! All your birds are so beautiful and of course so exotic to me ... it's hard to imagine how wonderful it would be to see those on an ordinary weekday evening. Thanks for sharing -- they are just great!

  9. What a rich bird post! A drongo singing and a Kingfisher like a circus acrobat as well as all the others. Loved your little videos.


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