On to work today, I took a couple photos of these beautiful Water Lillies flowers in blossom. Simply beautiful.
While out for lunch, a Black-crowned Night Heron flew to the pond just a few feet from us. One of the my better Night Heron shots.
We were planning on netting and banding the barbets this week or the next. However, one of the security guards at the garden found one fledgeling injuried on the ground today. We guess it was trying to learn how to fly (from its almost 20-m home!) and fell. We went to the tree where the bird was picked up and tried to see if the patient has brothers or sisters trying to take flight today. Interestingly, we did not see any younglings poking their curious heads out of the nest. Instead, we saw a loving adult pair perhaps on their way to make their second brood. Have they forgot all about their child already?
One interesting sight to see at the garden was during the nighttimes when moths would flock all over the path lights. Right underneath each light are several Black-spectacled Toad (Bufo melanostictus) trying to catch its meal. Quite a sight!
Quite a handsome toad, no?