Sunday, July 29, 2012

Creeapy Nightcrawlers & Others.....

Folks ready to see what I've bagged this week? Well, I'd start with the birdies first, and here's  a male purple-rumped sunbird pecking at his own reflection.

Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)

This Pelican was at a nature park we visited last Friday.

Spot-billed Pelican(Pelecanus philippensis)


This Grizzled Giant Squirrel was enjoying a little snack off our breadfruit tree

grizzled giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura)


Now, for the mini-beasts. This is  a grasshopper on one of my Bell pepper plants.

 Another night-patrol-in-the-garden-with-a-flashlight revealed a spider and another bug. Could anybody help me ID the spider?


 Well, that's all for now, hope to show you more come next weekend, have a good time!

Camera Critters, Macro Monday, Wild Bird Wednesday.  





Monday, July 23, 2012

A Colorful World......

Hello folks, how's the summer? It's not bad here, though I didn't have  much of a chance to take advantage of it, as things have been a bit hectic at home lately. However, I did have a little walk in my birding patch last Saturday,  and managed to bag a few creatures well up on the color front.

So, here's Woody-woodpecker to start with.

Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense) Woodpecker

White-browed Bulbuls are always abundant in the birding patch.

White-browed Bulbul, Pycnonotus luteolus

This is the very first appearance of  a Scarlet Minivet on Wild Sri Lanka.

Scarlet Minivet, Pericrocotus flammeus

Here is another newcomer,  a Common Iora.

Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia)

Now, to the butterflies. This is a common lime.

Common Lime, Papilio demoleus

 The next two butterflies are absolute newcomers too.

Common Jezebel (Delias eucharis)

Crimson Rose (Atrophaneura hector

And finally, a Plain Tiger.

Plain Tiger,Danaus chrysippus

Well, that wasn't a bad trip at all! I'll probably make a new post on this weekend, so stay tuned!

Camera Critters, Macro Monday, World Bird Wednesday.  

Monday, July 9, 2012

Nector For The Sunbird.....

The rain continues, and I'm restless, unable take my camera out and shoot all kinds of creatures around to my heart's content. This sloppy video of  a Loten's Sunbird will have to do for this week.( sigh!)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sour-beaked Parrot & Others......

Hey, folks, sorry for not posting for two weeks! The rain continues to pour down here, with me struggling to do some photography when things get a bit dry every now & then. Today's highlight is this Rose-ringed Parakeet I spotted on our Bilimbi tree.  The fruit is extremely sour, & a very important in local cuisine both as  a substitute for lime & some very palatable side dishes to go with rice. The fruit can be eaten raw too, but I'd say no thanks!

Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

This is  a caterpillar of Blue Tiger butterfly. It was on a Wattakaka volubilis plant, which happens to be this butterfly  species' host plant.

Caterpillar of Blue Tiger (Tirumala limniace)

I have a habit of getting in to the garden at night, aiming a flashlight here & there as I go. This has proven to be an excellent way to spot all kinds of interesting creatures. Below are a moth I spotted on a Solanum plant
and a Juvenile Oriental Garden Lizard on a Lantana.

Oriental Garden Lizard (Calotes versicolor)

Well, that's about it folks, thanks for visiting, all comments are  welcome! I'll probably post again on next Saturday, stay tuned!

Camera Critters, Macro Monday, World Bird Wednesday.