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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Treasure Trove Of Wings II

What's a blogger to do if Blogger is bent on not letting her format her

posts? Should I write on the Comments section or post the text

separately? I chose the latter even if it makes me feel somewhat

foolish it's better post than wait for weeks (maybe) for the technical

snag to vanish!



With thirty tomato plants firmly in the ground (in my backyard) and

some eggplants in several pots, there's hardly anything that I need to

do in my ribbony strip of land. So I headed over to my sister's house

yesterday to photograph birds. She lives in a neighbourhood that's been

inhabited for a longer period than mine. One look at the trees and you

know how ancient that place is!


It helped that a house in the vicinity was uninhabited, derelict, and the

once flourishing garden was going to seed. But as I stood there with my

camera with the lizards, and myriad butterflies all flitting on the blooms

of the most invasive weeds of our region, the thought of leaving certain

areas wild in one's garden made much sense to me. Although the birds

weren't many yesterday,there were wings galore. I even saw a bee-like

insect with vivid colours, one that I had never seen before.

As for the lizards (I'm posting only one photo), many of them seemed

to be happy basking in the reluctant warmth of a wintry sun. And the

lizard with Attitude almost seemed to say..."Come on! This is where the

eagles dare and I need to go back before they fly over and hang out on

that tall tree there!" And a fine specimen it was! Others paled into

insignificance beside her:)


Here's a list of what I photographed. There are many more photos but

I'm keeping those for two reasons. The first is that I've posted the images

quite a few times so I don't want to bore you with the same species, the

Pansy varieties, for example. The second is for the lean season:) If that

comes at all!!! So here we go............


1. Parrot pecking at a guava in my sister's garden

2. Eagle on a tall tree in the neighbour's yard

3. The same eagle

4. A sparrow-like bird commonly seen in gardens

5.Lizard with Attitude

6. Common Gull butterfly

7.Crimson-tailed Marsh Hawk dragonfly

8.One of the Satyrs

9.Plain Tiger butterfly

10. Another satyr

11. Common Castor butterfly

12. An unidentified bee-like bug

13. The same

14. Common pierrot butterfly


I hope you liked seeing some of the wildlife of this neighbourhood. Please

check out the last post for the images.

9 comments:

Autumn Belle said...

Kanak, this is scary what Blogger is doing to you. If they are thinking today is Wordless Wednesday, then I think the joke is getting too far.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Autumn Belle, although I've been blogging from Sept/07 this is the first time this has happened to me. Initially I wanted to post like a Wordless Wednesday post but changed my mind. My last three posts have been very difficult. I realized something was wrong then. It's gone worse now.

Susie said...

Kanak I can't imagine walking around or looking out my window and seeing these magnificent birds. A colorful parrot!?!?! An eagle?!?!? Wow! How fantastic! And that bee? What color!

Thanks for sharing such beauty!

azplantlady said...

Hello Kanak,

I love your idea of having an area of the garden grow wild. Probably most of the native wildlife will congregate there. I may need to try this.

Mildred said...

These are just amazing photos Kanak. Nalley and I are so thrilled that you have shared these with us. Blessings to you and your family.

Jim Groble said...

Nice post. I get a thrill evey time a hawk flies through the yard, or the ducks wander in when I'm gardening.

jim

Kanak Hagjer said...

Susie, I got a comment from Rocksea that the bird I'd labelled as a parrot is actually a blue-throated barbet! I'd never have guessed. Not common in my area...it's at the other end of town! It was a day to remember:)


Noelle, I think you'll probably have the same results too. I have an area where everything is clumped together. But I manage to shoot most of the wildlife there.


Mildred. thanks! Glad you and Nalley enjoyed the pics.

Have a nice day:)


Jim....hi!! In my area we see most of the brown/gray/black birds. So it was exciting to see different kinds in another locality.

Thanks for stopping by.

Andrea said...

Hi Kanak, what your sister have there is like ours in the province. A part of the property is growing second growth forests and we have been getting many birds and wildlife there. The birds are happy because the fruit trees near the house are already big and they congregate there during the fruiting season. One disadvantage is that they compete with us in the fruits. The 3 lansones (Lansium domesticum) trees which just started to fruit did not give us much because the fruit bats visit in throves at night, not only depriving us of fruits but also disturb our sleep with their noise. The hedges in my latest post are samples of our wild plantings.

Nishant said...

think the joke is getting too far.

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