Sunday, 27 January 2019

A Happy Encounter


It is not always possible to sight many of our avian friends if we remain static and don't travel a great deal to find their sanctuary. And that is me, only hoping for a chance encounter in the vicinity of home. 

Judging from the sound you hear, that is if you recognize them, you know they are around, but the creatures are nowhere to be seen.

Perhaps when they make a show you are too busy with your many other chores and so you miss them. It is usually the case.

Or it may be that they come out at the hours when your vision and the visibility are not at their best, eg at dusk.

Or maybe we are just walking like the zombies, straight ahead and blurred whereas the birds are perched high up at the top of trees. How could we see them?

The other day I caught a glimpse of the elusive one. I really thought so. I was not sure. I was under the tree,  the foliage over my head was quite dense.

Surprised and unexpected. On the next day as I opened the kitchen door, I saw someone was tapping on the cempaka trunk. It was just there. So near.




So my mind was not playing tricks on me the other day. It was really the woodpecker. Maybe there is a nest somewhere.




Maybe she? he? had separated from friends and got lost. And coincidently found a way into my humble blog.


Woodpeckers from afar (Pic taken last year)


Cheers and happy birding.



16 comments:

  1. She is a beauty!!!
    Ada dulu suka duduk at our pokok assam jawa.
    Kuat juga kan bunyi pecking dia tu.

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    1. Ya she is a beauty.
      Pecking kuat jeritnya pun kuat juga.

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  2. I've never seen a woodpecker before! You are so fortunate to be able to see one and have its picture! Such a beautiful bird!

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    1. The rarely come out. I was lucky to have noticed it and the camera was just nearby.

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  3. Antara burung kesukaan saya masa kecil dulu. Suka tengok dia melompat pendek-pendek secara menegak semasa mencari tempat yang sesuai untuk ditebuk.

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    1. Ya burung ini special sikit tak jemu jemu dia mengetuk. Mana pokok dia hinggap dia hinggap dia ketuk. Budak budak suka tengok. Orang tua pun :)

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  4. Subhanallah cantik.
    Dah lama tak tengok burung ni

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    1. Burung ini jarang menampakkan diri mereka mungkin populasi nya pun dah berkurangan.

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  5. I love birdwatching as it can ease my mind...

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    1. Spending time around nature can be a great way to combat stress

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