Thursday, April 26, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
|Zone F in heavy rain.|
After the floods, I walked up the Cempedak Hill and found a lone Plaintive Cuckoo. This time it is the female of the species, a lifer for me.
Here are some views of the park taken in April’18.
|Flash floods at Zone F|
|View towards Zone A, looking east, from Cempedak Hill (Zone G)|
Saturday, April 7, 2018
The Large-tailed Nightjar has always been a permanent resident of the park. Here they hunt for insects and produce a familiar garden call which sounds like ‘tok,tok,tok’. The sounds can be heard every day here at dusk and dawn and throughout the night.
The Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus ) has a black bill and a body that is very well camouflaged with its preferred environment of open grassland. It does not build the typical nest and would lay its eggs on bare ground. The eggs (see inset) as if by rule are two in numbers and are blotched.