Besides the vagrant rooster who now seems to have taken up residence in our garden, it seems to be that time of year when migratory birds are passing through…
Our little buddy, the Blue-winged Pitta has come back again. Whether it’s the same one that we’ve observed in the past is anyone’s guess. However, the challenge is back on to try to get good photos of this gorgeous jungle bird.
This odd-looking bird had us scratching our heads until we discovered it’s a nightjar. This nocturnal bird used to be common when I was growing up. I loved hearing their calls echoing along our lane at night. It was a comforting sound. We knew recently that there was at least one nightjar in the neighbourhood as we’d heard the calls occasionally over the past half year. Seeing it resting in our garden during the day was exciting, to say the least. It has been observed a few times, and we hope it keeps coming back.
Now this bird is one we don’t have the identity of just yet. We spotted it resting in the curry leaf tree one morning and think we’ve seen it a couple of times before, but those sightings were fleeting, so I can’t say for sure. It looks like a bird of prey to me. Gorgeous, isn’t it?