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  • Better UP

    Better UP

    We went birding at the campus of the University of the Philippines (U.P.) in Diliman last Saturday. It was way better than our last trip there. Our first stop was at the pond and right off the bat a very cooperative White-breasted Waterhen gave our birding day a good start.

  • Humid My Day

    Humid My Day

    As I mentioned in my earlier blog, summer arrived late in the Philippines. It brought not only extreme heat but also excessive humidity. It was only 7:30 in the morning and my wife and I were already drenched in sweat as we birded the campus of the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

  • UP Quick

    UP Quick

    It was an impromptu decision to go birding at the campus of the University of the Philippines (U.P.) in Diliman. We did not make any plans because the weather forecast said it would rain Saturday starting at 9 am. So when that hour came and it was still sunny, we grabbed our cameras and headed to U.P.

  • Sick And Fine

    Sick And Fine

    The beginning of the year and I was sick with the flu. Friday, I was feeling a little better so I confirmed with our friend, Peter, that my wife and I will be at U.P. Diliman on Saturday morning. To do some birding, of course.

  • Reflections

    Reflections

    It happened again. An impromptu twitch that resulted in another heartache. We saw our target bird alright, I even got a photo, albeit not even close to a "documentary" shot. Still the seemingly unending frustrating experiences lately had me reflecting deeply.

  • Heres Looking At You

    Heres Looking At You

    Of all the birding places in the world, we had to be here at the campus of the University of the Philippines (U.P.) in Diliman. The proximity to our home, of course, was the perfect excuse. However, this particular Saturday morning, something seemed to be a little weird.

    That was why I was wondering what stroke of fate brought us here at this particular place to experience this strange phenomenon: most of the birds we photographed were staring directly at us!

    Thankfully, as my wife and I were about to leave, a Coppersmith Barbet was just too busy gorging on the berries that it never eve ...