While observing the above fledgling, I discovered an interesting observation.
In a large crevice of a Camphor tree, I saw three different Muller's Barbets utilizing the hole as a drinking and a bathing hole. It was pretty exciting to see so many barbets busy on a certain tree.
The barbets had a refreshing bath as they got their feathers nice and wet in this hot day.
Nearby, a Swinhoe's Japalura was saw hugging this branch.
When I got too close, it got scared and ran away. I picked it up and placed it on another tree.
That was when it gave me the scary look and showed me teeth.
On the way to lunch, I came across another Black-crowned Night Heron - standing on just two sticks in a pond. Quite a sight. For some reason, the Night Herons in Taiwan are just as active as when they are at night. Totally defies the meaning of a "night" heron.
Besides finding a bath hole for the barbets and getting good photographs of the Night Heron, the highlight of the day probably seeing my first Accipiter in Taiwan! It was a Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) perched on a tree that was also a barbet's nest tree!
Even though it is a common Accipiter in Taiwan, today was my first time seeing them. And memories of the beautiful raptors back in Canada came rushed back to me.