Thursday, March 23, 2006

Dark-eyed Junco

One of the benefits of being able to walk home for lunch is the chance to see what's going on in my backyard during the day. This Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco was here with several others to accept my offering of easy wintertime food.

Townsend's Warbler

Also featured as part of my lunchtime entertainment today, was this Townsend's Warbler at my suet feeder. I expect that it will soon have moved farther north and/or higher for the approaching nesting season.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I know, it doesn't fly, but I just want to give this turtle in the Singapore Botanic Gardens his moment in the spotlight. Actually, the 3-ft. diameter floating leaf is perhaps as noteworthy as the turtle.

Monday, March 13, 2006

This dragonfly was patrolling a small area along the path by the lake in the Singapore Botanic Gardens on March 6. I'm sure it must have a name, but unfortunately, I don't know it.

Lesser Whistling-Duck

On a recent trip to Singapore, I visited the Botanic Gardens for the second time, and again was rewarded by finding several species of birds I'd never seen before. These Lesser Whistling-Ducks were not new for me, but I also found Dollarbirds, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots, Pink-necked Green Pigeons, a Yellow Bittern, and a Greater Coucal.

Among the flying beauties of Singapore I found last week was this delicate creature in the Botanic Gardens. I don't know its name, but it must be related to our American sulfurs.

White-breasted Waterhen

Also at the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, I enjoyed watching two White-breasted Waterhens walking on water.