Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Balinese Birding

Birds of Bali I met: the Javan Munia (a kind of finch), the Javan Pond Heron (in, I'm pretty sure, mating plummage), the Sacred Kingfisher (female, I think), an Egret with a yellow bill (which might be a juvenile?) and a bevy of Egrets with black bills.  (We won't mention all the species that didn't sit still long enough to be photographed.)  With the exception of the wee Munia, I took all these from the porch of the place we stayed at in Ubud.  Birdwatching while sitting down - bliss. 










Monday, May 22, 2017

Reflections of Bali

I'm back in Scotland physically, but still in Indonesia, as Eddie Izzard says, "in my mind".  So the double world of reflections seems like a good place to start ...







Saturday, May 20, 2017

While I'm gone (3) ...

And, on the day I return, bleary-eyed and travel-bemused, some primroses and, um, pink things on a rock ...




Saturday, May 13, 2017

While I'm gone (2) ...

And now, perhaps, some bluebells -




Saturday, May 06, 2017

While I'm gone (1) ...

While I'm in Indonesia, I thought I'd leave you a trail of spring flowers -