Saturday, November 6, 2010

Nesting time

Some furious nesting going on now in the valley! Two of the termite mounds alongside our walking tracks now have Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher nesting-holes - this one is about 18 inches or 45cm high - and we hear their calls from dawn till dusk. Likewise the Wompoo Fruit Doves which seem to be nesting in their usual spot - Black Bitterns around the dam too.

And our Sunbird nest in the shed now has two eggs and Mum sits quite happily as people wander around - still trying to get a good photo of her so watch this space.

This is one of our smaller butterflies, an Orange Bushbrown (Mycalesis terminus), and a fairly common sight flying close to the ground.

1 comment:

vijay said...

GREAT post...

keep updating..

from savandurga