Saturday, September 27, 2014

Nature can jolt our heavy limbs

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - Bunga Raya (Malay)
Zone C

Yellow-vented Bulbul
 Nature sure has a pretty way to lighten up the morning.  The red hibiscus gives out a hot jolt, makes my steps lighter as I began to make rounds at the park.  The Yellow-vented Bulbul, high on the Cempedak perch broadcasts its bubbling calls throughout the land.  The ripe fruits of the ficus species, Ficus grossulariodes - called 'Lengkan' by the Ibans have enough berries to attract birds to enjoy them and then spread the seeds around the land.  The fruits are edible and the young leaves are cooked as vegetables. Before calling off the brisk morning walk (and climb) I spotted the Pink-necked Pigeon and The Oriental Magpie-robin sharing the perch at the Cempedak Hill. Looks like its gonna be a fine day.  I'll be back blogging later as I would like to take time off to see the 'big kites' at the Bintulu International Kite Festival later in the day....                                              
Ficus grossulariodes - Lengkan (Iban)
Zone I

Pink-necked Pigeon (left) and Oriental Magpie-robin (right) perching on Cempedak branch
Zone G

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