Sulphur-crested cockatoo just after lift-off
Mated pair of collared kingfishers
Pair of white-breasted woodswallows
Philippine bulbul in taluto tree
Brahminy kite on its nest in sea-eagle cove; notice adult is shading the egg from the hot afternoon sun
Lowland white-eye by its nest
Yellow-vented bulbul harassing the white-eye's nest
Olive-backed sunbird chick peeking out of its nest
Closeup of olive-backed sunbird chick peeking out of nest
Adult sunbird leaving nest after feeding chick. Notice the long, scraggly looking nest, which reminded Marcia of the limerick:
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.
Butterfly so large that Marcia first thought it was a bird
Same butterfly with folded wings. Marcia believes that the wing span was at least six inches!
Pink seed pods high up in the trees. They look like flowers from a distance
Taluto seeds with built-in parachutes
Clouds forming in the early afternoon before a surprise late-afternoon thunderstorm
We found all of these bottles on a walk down the old trolley tracks just above James road, quite near our house. From left to right are a small Japanese sake bottle, a San Miguel beer bottle, a large sake bottle, another beer bottle, and an American glass hip flask. The sake bottles are typical of the ones found here, in that they were probably opened by a bayonet or other hard object. Both beer bottles are greatly heat-deformed, undoubtedly from fire during the war.
Steve and Marcia on the Rock