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!
Apr 09, 2012
When birds find your farm environment to be conducive, they become resident and no longer transcient. We can farm and yet we can have a bird sanctuary, sharing just a small percentage of our farming produce with the birds.
It is an honour that many birds, both common and rare have started to nest at our farm. Subsequent generations become increasingly tame and human-friendly.
Emerald Dove – two years ago they first started to appear; always flightly. Today they have started nesting at our farm in at least 5 locations.
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Yellow Vented Bulbul – they have nests all over our farm, and subsequent generations are no longer transcient making our farm their permanent home.
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This juvenile Asian Glossy Starling is part of a flock hatched from nests in our farm.
And our personal favorite, the diminutive Tailor Bird, which goes about its business right next to us without a care. This bird was just 5 feet away from me while I was noisily cutting some brush. How’s that for trust?