A male and female Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) woodpeckers spotted looking for food on a neighbourhood tree in Hougang, Singapore, on 26 Sept. 2020. They were calling to each other while moving about.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60798796 ]
Today's bird is a Little Woodswallow. These small birds are a little bigger than a Welcome Swallow and quite prolific around the Winton Area, but give way to a different breed of Woodswallow by the time you get to Longreach.
This one is pictured on a sign at the Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede site.
*NEW WORK* Stenkirth Park and the Northern Viaduct trail, featuring a partially collapsed cave system and a little bit of history.
More photos, with story, here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2020/9/21/stenkrith-park-cumbria-autumn 👍
Spotted another Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps). This one was at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, on 22 Sept. 2020. I think It was giving me a rather interesting, "You're taking photos of me?" look. 🙂
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60405143 ].
2020 is turning into a good dragonfly year for me. 🙂 Spotted another Sultan (Camacinia gigantea), this time at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, on 22 Sept 2020, at the pond after the Visitor Centre. It took flight and hovered in one spot, so I took in-flight photos of it.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60405525 ]
Spotted this Dome Web Spider (Cyrtophora moluccensis) at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on 22 Sept. 2020. It was sitting in the middle of a very messy 3-D web.
As usual, I've put the pictures behind a CW, but I think it is a pretty nice looking spider. 🙂
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60404199 ]
Thought I saw a new-to-me mushroom in the yard, but at closer inspection they turned out to be ghost plants! Monotropa uniflora, freaky little chlorophyll-free parasitic plants. 🆒
An Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps) spotted at Pasir Ris Park, Singapore, on 20 Sept. 2020. I heard its calls just above me but it took me some time to find it among the leaves.
As their name suggest, tailorbirds make their nest out of leaves by 'sewing' together the edges using plant fibre or spider threads.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60158114 ]
Oops. They are damselflies, not dragonflies. My mistake. 🙂
*NEW WORK:* a sunrise shoot around the summit of Loughrigg fell and its crags. Absolutely glorious views.
SHEDLOAD more photos right here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2020/9/19/loughrigg-lake-district-autumn 👍
One of the more impressive pigeons you can see when you head out in to the Outback, is the Spinifex Pigeon. They have a crest on the top of their head and some pretty colours on their faces.
Being spring, it was no surprise we came across a randy fellow doing his little mating dance.
We had a beautiful new moon after sunset tonight. I got my camera and tripod stand out to take a#photo from the back deck and was followed out by our two granddaughters, 4 and 2.
The older girl was admiring the orchid flowers and I strictly told her not to touch them. I'll let you guess what happened.
A Helmeted Friarbird. I found several of these honeyeaters at the Tambo Dam (on the outskirts of Tambo - between Augathela and Blackall).
They're fairly noisy and often chase each other around the tree in some sort of dominance routine (or maybe they just like playing).
A place for your photos and banter. Photog first is our motto
- photog.social doesn't monetize or profit off of your personal information
- Export and leave anytime
- Zero tolerance for harassment or bullying, if you do this your account will be deleted
- All content is ©️ each user and cannot be distributed or used without prior permission by the respective photog.social user
- By using this site you understand that it is not a backup or permanent repository for your information, statuses or media ; additionally, your media was downsized on original upload and is not exportable at this time upon transferring to new instance
- You may support the community by boosting and positively interacting with everyone
- No Loli
- No Bots w/o Approval
- Respect Others
If you're feeling like supporting the photog.social Mastodon instance monetarily, feel free to choose an option below.
We appreciate it and 💘 the support!