Taman Rimba Kiara is a little green gem located in a corner of the TTDI residential area. The above flowering tree, the firmiana malayana or mata lembu, flashes in testimony to man's care-less-ness - it's one of only two trees in the park that had flowered, since then the tree had been chopped down.

Sunday 7 April 2024

Yellow-rumped flycatchers, Part ll

 It was pretty jolly trying to keep up with these flycatchers.



Time when you prayed that you managed to get some decent shots.


It was certainly backward, forward, rightward, leftward, whichever way you could go for these teasing birds.



There was hardly a lull.




An occasional respite when one paused to scan before the frenzy resumed.



Sometimes it's predictable where the bird was aiming for next ...



... sometimes it's anyone's guess,
All in all it was a dream to catch them in their glorious breeding plumages and acrobatic bests!



As this one continued to oblige one more time, it was also an indication to call it a day as dictated by the images (lol)!





Saturday 6 April 2024

How many, anyone's guess, Part I

 So, how many of us?



All in one tree, albeit different times but within the hour.

It's that time of the year when migratory birds are leaving for their homes and breeding grounds, and these male Yellow-rumped Flycatchers were too, displaying different breeding plumages.

These birds certainly gave me a spinning time when one after another, sometimes two, perhaps more, kept flying in to the same tree, but unfortunately not low and close.

But I'm not complaining. 

I ventured to narrow them down to the following, I might be wrong.  Nevertheless but it's a record to get more than one, foraging in the same tree.




Friday 5 April 2024

Avian interaction

 Interaction takes form in more than one way, in moods and intentions known best to the parties involved.  

We applaud all forms of interactions, sometimes being shameless parties to privacy!




Behaving like an 'old' couple, many would be able to identify with, leaving intents to actions.





When leaving was not abandoning.