Musing about some birds in garden

16 Dec


We have quite a numer of doves that come to visit us early morning and late afternoon. Here is a Cape Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola). They have become so tame that they come right into the kitchen to steal the dog food. The rock pigeons still stick to the garden but have in the last week or so decided they dont have to fly away if I walk past their feeding area while looking the opposit way.


The Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus valillantii) actually has a nest in a palm tree a few metres away. From the sound coming from the nest (a round hole in the truck of the palm tree) it seems that there are some little Barbets waiting to spread their wings.

I have been putting out an apple a day for the last couple of months and the Barbets are the first to come feed on it before the Blackeyed Bulbul’s make an appearance.

I have to chase a couple of Indian Mynas away on a regular basis as they seem to make it their mission in life to terrorise the other birds. They are pretty intelligent and seem to keep a distance when I come out of the house, yet will sit pretty still when the wife comes out! They have invaded the trees at a hospital nearby (a block away) and early evening they make one hell of a racket but that is a story for another day.


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6 responses to “Musing about some birds in garden

  1. thehappyhugger

    16/12/2012 at 20:22

    There are also a few Barbets that I leave fruit out for here, I love watching them 🙂

  2. 68ghia

    16/12/2012 at 20:24

    I don’t put food out for birds to eat – they do well enough with the plums and figs and guavas and apricots in the trees!
    As for the Bloody Mynahs!! I chase them the minute I see them – got my son to shoot at them with the pellet one day – they tend to stay away after that for quite a while…

    • paul

      18/12/2012 at 10:08

      Feeding them in the front of the yard stops them from eating the tomatoes and strawberries in the back yard! Luckily the Bulbuls have also started eating in the front of the yard.

  3. Ruth2Day

    17/12/2012 at 15:00

    I love that photo of the bird on the apple, really stunning Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 19:59:33 +0000 To:

    • paul

      18/12/2012 at 10:06

      Will publish some of the rock pigeons as well. My problem is that where they eat they are in the shade and it plays havoc with the exposure. Need to move myself to the opposite side of the yard.

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