Happy Birthday~

(Yes, the picture in the banner was taken from our balcony ๐Ÿ˜› )

As we were writing posts recently, we suddenly realized that our first post was on 4th June 2014 – just over a year ago! So this post marks our blog’s first anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay!

To celebrate our blog’s birthday, here’s a list of all the birds we’ve ever seen from our balcony:

(Note: an * marks birds which we’ve spotted in the nearby neighbourhood close to our home)

Pigeons and Doves:
1. Pink necked green pigeon
2. Spotted dove
3. Zebra dove*
4. Jambu fruit dove

Mynas and Starlings:
5. Javan myna
6. Hill myna
7. Common myna*
8. Asian glossy starling
9. Purple backed starling

Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and Dollarbirds:
10. White throated kingfisher
11. White-collared kingfisher
12. Oriental dollarbird
13. Blue throated bee-eater
14. Blue tailed bee-eater

Barbets and Woodpeckers:
15. Lineated barbet
16. Common flameback
17. Coppersmith barbet
18. Banded woodpecker
19. Sunda pygmy woodpecker*
20. Laced woodpecker*

21. Yellow vented bulbul
22. Strawberry (straw headed bulbul)
23. Red whiskered bulbul
24. Olive winged bulbul

25. Black naped oriole

Sunbirds and ioras:
26. Common iora
27. Crimson sunbird
28. Olive backed sunbird
29. Brown throated sunbird

30. Scarlet backed flowerpecker
31. Orange bellied flowerpecker

Flycatchers (Old World):
32. Asian paradise flycatcher
33. Asian brown flycatcher
34. Oriental magpie-robin
35. Yellow rumped flycatcher

Warblers and Tailorbirds:
36. Common tailorbird
37. Arctic warbler*

38. Oriental white-eye

Sparrows and Munias:
39. Scaly munia
40. Eurasian tree sparrow*

41. Pacific swallow

42. Blue crowned hanging parrot
43. Red breasted parakeet
44. Long tailed parakeet

45. Pied triller

46. Tiger shrike
47. Long tailed shrike

Crows, Koels and Drongos:
48. Large-billed crow
49. Asian koel
50. Greater racket-tailed drongo

51. Red junglefowl

Birds of Prey:
52. Brahminy kite
53. White bellied sea eagle
54. Common buzzard
55. Japanese sparrowhawk
56. Changeable hawk eagle
57. Oriental honey buzzard (dark morph)
58. Grey headed fish eagle
59. Jerdonโ€™s baza

Storks, Herons and Rails:
60. Little egret*
61. White breasted waterhen

In total: 61! Hopefully this list will continue to be updated as we keep birdwatching. We’re working hard to make a post for each bird on this list. Currently we still have a lot of birds to go ๐Ÿ˜› We’ve always been amazed at the diversity of bird species in our little urban area and we’re pleased to say that our photos have improved…

from this:


to this:


(sadly, our favourite tree has also become barer of leaves, as you can see in the pictures ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

Thanks to all our followers and supporters! Your encouragement really means a lot to us ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’d like to see any of the above birds which don’t have posts yet feel free to comment!

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday~

  1. Happy First Anniversary! Wow! What a list of birds. I have seen a few of your birds, but they were in a zoo. Must be nice to live at the zoo. ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the great work!

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    1. Sometimes it feels that way like we’re living in a zoo ๐Ÿ˜› but we’re not complaining! Hoping we’ll see plenty more birds and take plenty more pictures. Thanks!


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