I use the camera on my phone almost exclusively now for all picture taking. It's easy to carry and quick to whip out, but there are times when I really wish I had my good camera with me ...
like when I was walking the other day and just happened across this hudhud (hoopoe) in the park.
I was outside the fence surrounding the park when I took the first picture but was able to actually go inside and get a little closer for this next one.
We don't see these birds often in town, so I'm always excited when I catch a glimpse of one.
This evening I watched two bulbuls from our balcony window as the sun went down.
Male and female bulbuls look alike so it's hard to tell them apart. Their breeding season is March through June.
This next photo is much clearer as it was taken through the open door. (The top two were taken through a tinted window). Bulbuls eat insects and fruits and they are loving this tree because it is filled with ripened berries again. You can even see the berry stained chest on this one.
We've had hazy weather the past couple of days which makes me feel rather blah. But watching birdies from the balcony certainly helps to cheer me up.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.