Tuesday, May 1, 2007

May Day 2007 at Khatib Bongsu

Wishing to start early but plan was derailed by rain. Finally make my way with trepidation that the place may have been closed - thankfully it was still opened.
Indeed this place is rich in the fauna and the birds.

Alas, I was armed with point and shoot cameras and not my trusty DSLR and can only do so much with the gorgeous view and specimens that abound.

Looking at the entrance of Khatib Bongsu.

Welcoming me this early morning was this beautiful dragonfly. Either it was sunning itself and getting warm or it was just simply photogenic!

Dragonflies abound in this place as there were pond and stream around this area. Two other dragonflies - beautiful Red under the sun.



















In such a place, I have learnt not only to look in front but also up, for up flying were birds busying with their feedings.

Missed a great number of shots of herons and unknown birds of prey circling up above. (The next time I will have to bring my trusty DSLR). Some of the birds (hopefully the IDs are correct) perching on tress and lallang.

Looks like a young Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)





Adult Asian Glossy Staring (Aplonis panayensis) notice the red eyes which can be mistaken for the Fairy Bluebird



Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)



Scaly Breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)

Until this land is being taken over, life goes on.



1 comment:

Katrina said...

Wonderful picture indeed. I am trying to create a garden and revive a rainforest in Costa Rica. I get inspiration from people like you!
Thank you.

Silvana, Katrina's mum
from Slovenia