May 10, 2012
Yellow Vented Bulbul (pycnonotus goiavier) are wild birds. But in our farm, they will nest anywhere. Here's three hatchlings blown down from their nest on top of a 7 feet marcotted lemon tree. The nests of bulbuls are flimsy.
These birds are no longer transcient, but permanent residents of our farm. To turn your farm into a sanctuary, the rules are simple. Keep a few fruit trees for the birds. Never ever use chemicals; you not only kill some of the more sensitive ones, but you deprive them of insects for food. Never ever kill a single bird. That's it. In no time, your farm becomes a bird-watchers heaven.
Farm manager, Razaly putting the hatchlings back.
And secure the nest with a prop
Calling for mom after that harrowing experience
And All's Well Again At DQ Farm!
Jun 21, 2011
If we truly mean them no harm, they lose all sense of fear....
They will nest anywhere, here, in a serai (lemongrass) bed
Close up of the nest in a serai (lemongrass) clump.
Three red eggs hatching out. The color of the new hatchlings the same red as the eggs. We have yet to id the bird.
A crested lizard with a more turquoise coloring than the normal green. It's more curious than fearful of our hand. Occasionally they will just land on your head or shoulder as you walk under a tree. The farm is a sanctuary of sorts for them and other lizards.
PS found this old pic demonstrating what we mean:
Curious visitor from the tree under which we were having lunch