More birds for August

We’ve been seeing a lot of these guys near the house.

This Lesser Coucal seems to have claimed the bamboo fence as his hang-out.

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Lesser Coucal

 

This week we noticed a string on the Pied Harrier’s leg. I am hoping that the Pied Harrier gets the string off somehow.

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Pied Harrier and Large-billed Crow in a battle!

 

The Pygmy Flowerpeckers are still on the Aratiles tree. Now that all the ripe fruit are gone, they are eating the green fruit!

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Pygmy Flowerpecker

 

This Cisticola was a bit further away from the house. It has become one of the easier birds to photograph. It calls out loudly while perched on an exposed branch before diving back into the long grass.

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Golden-headed Cisticola

Great Day for Owls

Tonji is now worried that we have too many Grass Owls in the farm. When we started this conservation project three years ago, we would see one Grass Owl passing through our area. We would see it flying in the distance, probably¬†headed towards the area with the tall grass on our¬†neighbor’s side. Our side was covered with very short, stubby grass. Continue reading “Great Day for Owls”

How to Make a Wild Bird Sanctuary at the Farm

I know that if I look deep into the darkest corners of my heart, there is a part that hears the words “wildlife sanctuary” and thinks this: Continue reading “How to Make a Wild Bird Sanctuary at the Farm”