Chestnut Munia roosting atop the Yellow Bamboo clump near the front porch.
They zoom in and out of the bamboo clump next to the front porch hurriedly. I noticed a small group of about 5 - 6 birds are currently busy building nests in the safety of the bamboo clump. These Chestnut Munia birds year in and year out have found three such bamboo clumps in the garden as natural habitat for their nests. I love these birds for their black hoods and well-groomed feathers. Their deep brown body is very delightful to watch for the colour resembles tasty chocolates. Their stout, short and strong beaks are a great contrast to its black hood. The beaks are apparently made for eating grass seeds. These birds has been a permanent feature of the garden.
As if by appointment the common garden birds of Kuching were there to greet me early this morning. The brightly coloured orange breast of the Pink-necked Green Pigeon roped in my attention to its natural beauty. Not to miss the show two other birds that are part of the Kuching garden showed their presence too. The Long-tailed Shrike and the Pied Triller make the garden busy with their unique calls making the garden lively. I hope our stay in Kuching this May will see more of them closing in to the garden.
It has been about a week since we arrived Kuching. The garden looked pretty tidy and little urgent works seemed necessary. My focus thus changed to detecting the various wildlife that make their way to the garden. Two species of dragonflies were seen, bulbuls as usual, a grasshopper and the multi-coloured Brown-throated Sunbird dropped by at the flowering coconut tree.
On this August'17 escapade to Kuching, we found the garden in good condition with the Starfruit tree or Pokok Belimbing (Malay) bearing some fruits. So we thought it's time to be creative and fruity about our lunch. We had previously bought some fruits along the journey to Kuching, such as the Soursop, Pomelo and Bananas. With a little bit of help from the Ketchup (soya bean) and hot chillies a simple sauce is created to enjoy the fruits with. Sometimes it's good to have a fruity lunch. Little pleasures of life that's really worth tasting!