I spent the day doing the following things: two 3-hours shifts of observing a different pair of barbets that are feeding their hatched fledglings - their diet includes berries and insects; transporting ladder and point-camera equipments around; and helping to peek into nest to see the status of the offsprings. Some of the trees are more than 10 metres high! To makes things a bit more difficult, monsoon rain started to came down during my last shift.
Me observing the nest. Volunteers of TBG need to wear the red vest to venture into restricted areas. What a treat! Because it allows me to take pictures such as the following.
The beautiful Muller's Barbet. I should probably mention that they are translated as Five-Colored Bird in Mandarn because there are five colors on their body: green, red, black, blue, and yellow. The body is green, and all the other colors are evident on the head.
By the way, my mother came to Taipei to visit me as we had not yet bumped into each other yet this summer. Hooray!