Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday walk in the park

 The morning fresh air blew gently over my face as I walked past the botanic islands. Quietness and peacefulness reigned by the jungle floor where I moved slowly to observe nature.  I am indeed blessed with the presence of wildlife in the park.  It is abut the best place in the world to see nature on an everyday 24x7 basis, and with hardly any cost.  These are kind of benefits I enjoy after about more than 10 years of developing the park.  It is a world of difference when you can step out of your house to discover the unending surprise of nature.  Truly life is worth living everyday when you live with nature's wonders.
For once let the pictures do the talking....

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Well, just birds

Oriental Magpie-robin (Lopsychus saularis)

Pink-necked Green Pigeon
 It has been raining since dawn this morning till past noon time. There is not much outside activity that could be done except walking around the park looking for some active wildlife especially those of the feathered species.  The big birds were hardly seen but their smaller relatives were everywhere merrily making music.  The Oriental Magpie-robin, Pink-necked Pigeon. Chestnut Munia and the Spotted-necked Dove made up the day's list.
At close to ground level (near Zone F)  I saw one juvenile Chestnut Munia without the characteristic black hood.  It was busy plucking the grass seeds from a long branch that bent on its weight.  A pair of Spotted-necked Dove seemed to enjoy moments together, while up on the Cempedak Hill the colourful Pink-necked Pigeon surveyed the neighbourhood from the tallest perch of the Cempedak tree. Well, today was just birds!.
Juvenile Chestnut Munia ( Lonchura atricapilla) - "Pipit Rawa" (Malay)

An adult Chestnut Munia with the typical black hood.

Spotted-necked Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) - "Tekukur" (Malay)