Monday, August 23, 2010

7 U.P. and an Olive

In a span of one week, I visited the University of the Philippines (U.P.) campus in Diliman, Quezon City, twice! First, on a Thursday with my fellow bird photographer, Dennis Alfaro, and then on Saturday with my wife, Cynthia. On both days, the skies were as gray as can be. There were even times when it drizzled which had us scampering to the nearest shade. On a weather condition such as that, what birds could be seen? Not much, it turned out. On those two days, I only managed to photograph a total of seven species at the U.P. campus. Plus an Olive-backed Sunbird that my wife and I saw at the Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park which we also visited last Saturday.

Mesdames et messieurs, la galerie:

Pied Triller (Lalage nigra)

Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)

Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)

Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker (Dendrocopus maculatus)

Lowland White-eye (Zosterops meyeni)

Golden-bellied Flyeater (Gerygone sulphurea)

Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis)

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mick said...

Wow! Eight beauties like that - and ones that we certainly don't see in my country - and you want more?! Great photos too Bob!

eileeninmd said...

Great series of bird photos, Bob! The Barbet is cool looking. You were able to snap off some good shots on these gray days.

Mike B. @ said...

Nice shots! The one of the pygmy woodpecker is strange to me. I know they use their tails as a brace- why if upside down? Is the photo turned?

You caught some beautiful birds there.

BirdingMaine said...

We certainly don't see these beautiful birds on this side of the globe. Awesome photo series Bob!

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Like 'em all but that Lowland White-eye looks like an exquisite bird!

Halcyon said...

Wow!!! What a great variety of birds. How lucky to see all of these beautiful friends.

Neil said...

Great just to be able to get one let alone eight.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, you have got a buch of acrobatic birds today. Nice to see. :)