Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ultra Close-Up

Our resident bird,
the Olive-backed Sunbird in HD Video

The set-up took 4 days.
Under the cover of heavy shading and camouflage, our Alpha male in full breeding plumage struck a pose.
He co-operated by sitting pretty, preening and cleaning and what a handsome guy he is.

He's got competition because there is another guy around.
He is our new visitor.

We are proud to announce that another species have just visited our home. He is a cousin of the Olive-backed (Nectarinia jugularis) [below].

The brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) [above] have arrived. He is much bigger and have more colors than the Olive-backed.
This new pair ( a gurl too) have made a nest on our mango tree.
Yup, the same tree that the pesky kitty was lurking above. (Please see my last post)

We are patiently waiting to complete another ultra close-up shot on this new bird.

Btw, the kitty is no more.
Yup, conked!
According to a neighbour of ours, the bad kitty got hit by a truck!!!

I suspect that all da birds have something to do with this! Ha!Ha!

Let us watch the Olive-back Sunbird video here.

1 comment:

Siva Selan said...

wow, this is magnificent !!