Look Who Strayed Into My Mango Tree!

I am not sure if this gorgeous Indian Pitta* I spied on ‘my’ mango tree, was just taking a break on his way someplace else, or if he will continue to grace us with his presence through the cooler season. I hope it will be the latter, and I will soon have a whole brood of […]

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Look Who Was Invited To Lunch Next Door!

With the exodus of our neighbours to pastures fruitier, the mango season has officially come to an end.  That sadly means curtains for the daily spectacle outside my kitchen window. But look who got invited to a final farewell feast!! A very, very shy and skittish female Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus), that had been skulking around for months, in search of […]

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My Elusive Neighbours!

It has been a good season for the mango tree caressing my fourth floor kitchen window. It’s branches are heavy with fruit, and two mangoes close enough to reach out and touch, were eliciting so much attention, I had to run in and grab my camera! First it was a furry squirrel who was so […]

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