I wish I could say 'Birds of every feather' but like the lizards, just a few colours dominate. The most colourful ones visiting my garden are the sunbirds who feed on the Canna blooms but I've only got blurry pictures of them.
Birds are a welcome addition to any garden as long as they do not wreak havoc on the vegetables. The sparrows, the mynas, and the bulbuls are regular visitors and I'd like to think that they are seriously eliminating unwanted/unwelcome bugs from my yard. In addition to the ones mentioned, I'm posting photos of birds commonly seen in my garden/locality.
The first one is the Asian Pied Starling. They usually come in pairs and are very noisy. If one of them does not notice me, the other is sure to send loud signals for its partner to take off!
The Asian magpie-robin. The male has a dramatic black and white appearance. Very glossy but the female, pictured below, has more of a slaty grey look.
There are many kingfishers in the area and they look so different from one another. Except for the beaks of course! Some look a dull brown but when they spread their wings to fly, the blue is a shade to die for!
Predator! I'm not too sure about this one's ID. It was brown and white. Sitting on the wire devouring its winged prey, it sat for a while, preened, then flew away.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau