Storks, Squirrels And Walkies

We went to a park for a late afternoon walkie.

There is an observation deck at the park which overlooks the lake.

A flock of pigeons flying across the lake.

Hey look! What is that over there?

It's a congregation of wading birds at the lake bank.

These are painted storks with their distinctive pink tertial feathers.

Look! There is one up above...

... coming in to join the flock.

I get to enjoy a good view of the lake from here...

... and watched the many kind of birds which call the lake their home.

A pair of paddling white pelicans enjoying an evening stroll on the lake.

Enough of bird watching, let's go explore the park.

It's a nice place for walkies, surrounded by trees...

... with interesting benches carved from logs...

... to rest our tired legs.

This is the poisonous pong pong fruit which yields a potent poison, often used for suicide or murder during the old days. The tree is also known as suicide tree.

*sniff! sniff!* I picked up a scent...

... of a squirrel somewhere nearby.

Can you see the squirrel taunting me from behind the tree trunk?

Ooh! I picked up another scent, there must be more than one squirrel among the trees.

I saw it!... and I chased the tree rat around the Japanese bamboo plants...

... until the little fella made his way to the top of the coconut tree for safety.

Having a rest after the tiring chase under the wooden pavilion at the park.

With all the walking and running, I needed to quench my thirst from the lake...

... before continuing my sniffpedition of the place.

Taking a moment to enjoy the view...

... and tranquility of the lake.


9 comments:

Suka said...

hey Hero,

What another great adventure! And great photos! You are very photogenic, and you sure live a fascinatingly fun life! :->

The painted storks are gorgeous. I bet in real life they are stunning to behold.

Too bad you missed out on the squirrel, but you did a great job chasing him!

Never heard of the suicide tree or the pong pong fruit. Scary how some things in Nature can be so dangerous.

Suka

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fun day you had, Hero!
Our Blue Herons fly with their feet trailing behind them and it looks so funny. We see that your storks do it too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

House of Queens said...

Another great adventure Hero. You seem to live in a place where there are a lot of beautiful parks. I envy that.

Lois Lane/Laney said...

So you don't feel compelled to chase those birds when they're so close to you?! You're such a good boy!

Dory and the Mama said...

Thanks so much for taking us to the park with you hero...what cool animals you saw!!!


Smileys!
Dory, Jakey and Bilbo

Bolo said...

What a fabulous Noseventure!

-Bolo

Priscilla said...

Wow! What a nice calm place to visit!

sprinkles said...

I always enjoy your adventures, Hero!

Your country is so beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

Sorry to hear that the squirrels are causing trouble where you live, Hero!
I am in the country.
love from
Buster