Monday, March 09, 2009

Where I've been

At a lighthouse.

Built in the 1860s and still manned
Below: And now,with permission, the centre of the raptor watch count - counting the birds arriving from Indonesia 48 kms away
Below: Sometimes the birds come

Below: sometimes they don't, so ...
Above: so you look at local fellas like this Common Myna
Above: Or you get a lesson at the feet of the sifu on identification
Above: or look at the Dusky Leaf Monkeys eating shoots
Above: or admiring their orange babies...
More next time.

3 comments:

Jo said...

How lovely to watch monkeys - that would fascinate me more than the birds. Common Mynah?? They ain't common in my neck of the woods. I didn't know any of the species had colours either. The only ones I have ever seen, in cages, were totally black.

Imagine me said...

Orange babies. I think that's got to be part of a story sometime.

Glenda Larke said...

They stay orange for three months, possibly as a way for the troop to know that this is a baby that needs their protection.