Today we went to the Botanical gardens. I haven’t been there in a while. Since the last time I went they have added an entrance fee. It’s to keep the riffraff out, which is good. We spotted some birds and just enjoyed nature.
I don’t know bird names well, but I am pretty sure this is a Jacana, or in the family. Looking at his big feet. They are also known as Jesus bird since they can ‘walk on water’.
Also, fuzzy on the name, but I think this is a geelvink. There was plenty of nests along the water and also plenty of chatter from these guys.
The Hadida was stretching his wings, but I missed it. The view was pretty awesome though.
A mallard duck. He was checking on us periodically, probably hoping to score some breadcrumbs. No luck though, as we came unprepared.
We wandered around while I snapped some photos. It was a fun little outing. I was surprised at the amount of birds we saw.
Mona – getting closer to nature
**All the photos was taken with my phone, hence the not so super quality