Sunday, March 17, 2013

Botanical Gardens and ISH - 17th March

A not very early start at the Botanical Gardens for Richard and myself, and it showed. Birdlife was very thin on the ground, with a flock of Ashy Minivets and a single Pechora Pipit the only birds of note in the forest. A flock of 9 Grey-faced Buzzards overhead prompted us to try a little raptor watching from the staff housing complex. There were lots of Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, and 6 Purple Needletails, but no further raptors. Lots of sunbirds were coming to the flowers in the staff gardens, but overall it was a quiet day.

Blue-tailed Bee-eater.
Male Olive-backed Sunbird.
 Male Purple-throated Sunbird.
Flying Lizard.

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