Sunday, July 29, 2012

Old containers....

Herein begins an episode in fish keeping.... feeder fish that is. At least it is more aesthetically looking than my current glass tank....

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mother and children

3 chicks fledged 17th July 2012.... at this stage if I removed them, it would be very difficult to hand feed as they do not recognise humans as friends. The parents have to carry on raising them until further notice ;)

Mother and child

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Friday, July 13, 2012

More on the Pied Shama pairing

The male....

The female....

The sole surviving chick....

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

4th clutch of chicks

Clutch no.4 - will be an experiment in mortality. I already roughly know survival rate for handfed chicks. What if the parents go all the way..... would be interesting to observe.

Photo taken 11th July 2012, 6p.m.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pied Shama Chick

I am no photographer.... taking pictures of birds behind bars/wires/bamboo sticks always turns out badly. Usually I set the resolution ton the highest setting and just point and shoot and heavily crop the photos later. So, the end result is, I could never actually get a decent look at most of my subjects.

But this chick is of some interest as it is born out of a pair of Shamas with white patches on their feather. It fledged roughly one or two days ago. The sole survivor out of two chicks in the clutch. I am hoping it would turn out as its parents or even with better colourations.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Training a corvid

Progress is good..... pretty much learned to stay away from my other birds (occassionally it forgets). Fly to fist response although could be improved, was successfully executed this a.m. Now need to work on response time ;)

Fly to shoulder was pretty much a natural response and I strongly suspect it is a looking for food activity. Now, the next thing is, how long will it last out in the open.... before

1) fall prey to other predators
2) flies away with a mate
3) caught by another human
4) attacked by wild crows

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tokay Gecko "jadi"

It has been a long wait. Finally my Tokay Gecko "jadi"..... if the same term can be applied to reptiles as to birds ;)
Very loud "kay koh" "kay koh"..... Quite fun even though it is quite startling to hear it in the middle of the night.

The only time I heard one of them is when it escaped and was calling from somewhere for nearly a week until I caught it back. Then it went silent again untill today......

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