Project Day 509: Footrest
The extremely picturesque town of Hallstatt in upper Austria. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Listed Site
A Huge Collection of Embroidered silk Spheres by 92-year-old grandmother in Japan.
These intricate and extraordinarily beautiful embroidered silk balls are a form of Japanese folk art called Temari, which means “hand ball” in Japanese. These particular temari are even more impressive because they were handmade by a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan. NanaAkua’s flickr
Hope you’re taking it easy, man, we miss you!
one photoset to rule them all
Christopher Plummer photos (Asian Birds)
Behaviour and ecology
They are found in pairs and small groups and they sometimes join mixed-species feeding flocks. They feed on the nectar of flowers of Lobelia excelsa, Rhododendron and Strobilanthes species. They also feed on the petals of some flowers such as Strobilanthes and the fruits of a range of plants including Viburnum, Eurya, Rubus and Rhodomyrtus tomentosa.
The breeding season is December to June but peaking in April and May. The nest is a cup of grass with moss and lined with fine fibre placed in a low fork hidden in dense vegetation.The usual clutch is two blue eggs with reddish markings and indistinguishable from those of the black-chinned laughingthrush. When the nest is predated or after the young fledge, the nest is destroyed. The nests of other birds in the vicinity may also be torn up by the parent birds. Unhatched eggs may also be eaten by the parent birds.
The contact calls are very loud series of steeply ascending notes pee-koko… pee-koko followed by more abrupt notes. Numerous other vocalizations such as a low kweer calls are produced in other behavioural contexts. Some calls appear to be antiphonal duets
I’ve always looked up to you, y’know.
this bird is not even trying to be right side up