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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

MY Garden Birdwatch 2012

On 2 June 2012, between 9.00am and 9.30am, the boys and I did a count of garden birds for MY Garden Birdwatch 2012. We positioned ourselves at the shaded carpark area of our apartment overlooking a fruit orchard.

Here's what we counted:
  • 1 yellow-vented bulbul
  • 1 Asian koel
  • 1 black-naped oriole
  • 1 spotted dove
  • 1 house crow
  • 2 olive-backed sunbirds

We also spotted 2 rock pigeons, 2 Eurasian tree sparrows, and some Pacific swallows but these were not included in the count because they were either spotted at another location or they were seen flying overhead (these were the rules of the count, among others).

It was educational for the boys, and they were already familiar with some of the birds. They are especially fond of the koels as there are quite a few around our apartment and their calls are distinct and loud!

Here are some photos of the birds we spotted that morning:
20120602_birdcountsunbirdfemale
[Olive-backed sunbird, female]

20120602_birdcountsunbirdmale
[Olive-backed sunbird, male]

20120602_birdcountspotteddove
[Spotted dove]

20120602_birdcountkoel
[Asian koel, male]

20120602_birdcountbulbul
[Yellow-vented bulbul]

3 comments:

joyce said...

wow! You guys did a spectacular job! I could not really get good pictures of the birds though, but we did spot quite a few.
Awesome pictures by the way!

Bart said...

Thanks, Joyce. We hope you and the kids enjoyed the count as well. Had to use a telephoto lens for the photos.

prince n princess mum said...

Cool shoots!