November 14 , 2008

A nest amongst the rafters

Spotted Dove Amonghts the Rafters

This spotted dove has built her nest amongst the rafters in my Verandahs. They are a close relative of pigeons so it’s no wonder that the spotted doves are not shy of humans.

In dry weather the roofing sheets which are just a few inches above or head become too hot to touch, yet she doesn’t mind. Maybe it’s beause they help keep the eggs warm when the goes away to gather food. But then her husband takes over the egg warming job.

October 20 , 2008

Under Construction.

Under Construction.

What’s under construction is the construction site in the picture and not this website. Work is being carried out on a house on an property adjoining our house in Battaramulla. By a great coincidence they started work on the same day that we started work on ours. We moved in four months ago after completion, theirs is still under construction. The owners (both husband and wife) happen to be architects and that probably explains the delay

September 26 , 2008

Rose Ringed Parakeet

The Parrot

September 10 , 2008

High Profile Work.

Telco staff on a tower

Being a technician in a teleco can’t be fun if you have vertigo. They must be at least 150 feet from the ground, I was standing 31 feet about ground and I had to angle the camera upwards over the coconut trees for the shot. I think there is an eagle roosting at the top of that tower but haven’t been able to catch him (or her) yet.

July 10 , 2008

Water Tank.

Water Tank

The water tank of the house next door (still under construction).