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.
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!)
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!