For several months I’m trying to take pictures of the Yellow Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus Goiavier)
bird in and around our garden. They are a bit shy and usually don’t stay sitting for a moment to take a nice picture.
That’s why I didn’t succeed, until now.
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Already a few days I saw two birds rooming around in our garden coming closer to the house than before and I was wondering why so suddenly and in OUR garden. Before they were high in the trees or on the other site of the street where is a large private garden and bushes.
A few days ago however I discovered, while watching them, that they have a nest in one of the bushes in our garden. I saw them going in that bush on the same spot every time. When I looked better I could see their nest. The bush has light purple flowers and orange berries. The nest is difficult to see but I was able to get it on a picture.
I haven’t looked into the nest because I don’t like to disturb the birds and I’m sure there’s young ones in it.
Both parent birds are flying on and of to bring food (mostly insects and berries) to their children. On a few pictures you can see that they carry food to give to the young ones.
While doing so they seem to warn each other or maybe the young ones that they are coming and have food. Maybe also they are warning me not to come too close?
I’m going to watch them every day from now because I wouldn’t like to miss the moment the young ones are leaving the nest. As of today I think they are still too young because I don’t hear them yet when they are fed. I’m sure that this will change the moment they are a little bigger and grow feathers. (it must be the same like other birds, I guess)
I keep my camera ready !!
After writing this post I have got the chance to look closer to the nest and find out that there was only one young one but already with feathers and ready to leave the nest.