Local Patch Report: A Walk on the Wild Side

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Re: Local Patch Report: A Walk on the Wild Side

Postby malvika » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:21 pm

Hi Everyone,

Please see the following posts:

21 August 2015

I added Sand Flies to this post:
http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/August. ... August2015

22 August 2015

This post is about my observations and discoveries this day. I visited Speightstown, which is a small historical town on the North West Coast of Barbados. There are also the usual posts about the wildlife in my garden.

http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/August. ... August2015

23 August 2015

http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/August. ... August2015

Also, please feel free to contribute any information on the species which I have reported on!

Kind Regards.
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Re: Local Patch Report: A Walk on the Wild Side

Postby malvika » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:45 pm

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know my site is currently not accessible as I am working on some updates/improvements.

Will let you know when it is back up!

Kind Regards.
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Re: Local Patch Report: A Walk on the Wild Side

Postby malvika » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:23 am

Hi Everyone,

I would like to reintroduce my blog to you:

http://www.caribyte.com/malvika

The latest post is about a Turtle Walk we took at the end of August. We were fortunate to see a Hawksbill Turtle, a critically endangered species, looking for a spot to nest. It was a short, but amazing experience. I didn’t take any pictures of her, as the flash could stun the turtle.

The other posts were on my previous site, but I've made improvements to those as well.

Also, if you click on the images, a larger version will open up.

I hope you enjoy the new Walk on the Wild Side !

Kind Regards.
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Re: Local Patch Report: A Walk on the Wild Side

Postby malvika » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:17 pm

Hi Everyone,

My latest post entitled "Mango Mayhem" takes us back into the garden. It’s an overview on what I observed this mango season.

http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/#S15-1

N.B. – After doing some reading online, I discovered what we refer to in Barbados as a “sparrow” is not actually a sparrow. It is a Barbados Bullfinch, but it’s not a Bullfinch either. It's a seed eater (go figure! :? ).

I’ve stuck to the local name “sparrow” in my post, but don’t be fooled ;)

Thanks for reading and have a good weekend!
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Re: Local Patch Report: A Walk on the Wild Side

Postby malvika » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:42 am

Hi Everyone,

I'm rather late on posting these updates. Nonetheless here they are:

    1. Update: Blackbirds: Danger!
    http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/#S15-2

    This post is a new development on the blackbird danger call I had previously observed. As I observe them, I find it quite fascinating how these birds communicate.



That's it for now! Thanks for reading!
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Re: Local Patch Report: A Walk on the Wild Side

Postby malvika » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:44 pm

Happy New Year Everyone,

Unfortunately, I have fallen behind on my posts over the past few months.

Here are some rather late updates:

1. I think my blog would be incomplete without mentioning the Sargassum Seaweed invasion we have had. Putting aside that it's a nuisance, it is a change we have been seeing in the environment and has had an impact on both human activity and the wildlife.

http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/#O15-1


2. Another encounter with a Hawksbill hatchling. I haven't had chance encounters with these turtles before and I was very fortunate last year to be able to learn about them and view them at different stages (ie - searching for a nesting spot, recently hatched and making their way into the sea, etc).

http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/#O15-2

Thanks for reading and happy wildlife watching to everyone.
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Re: Local Patch Report: A Walk on the Wild Side

Postby malvika » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:08 pm

Hello,

The virus "pigeon pox" was recently brought to my attention, through an infected bird which I found sitting on my window sill.

Not knowing anything about the disease, I did some research and thought I'd share what I had learnt:

http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/#A16-1

Reading about infected birds isn't exactly pleasant reading - but I came to recognise that like us humans, wildlife have their own illnesses and infections and learning about them help us to understand and become more sensitised to their plights as well.

Kind Regards & a good weekend to all.
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Re: Local Patch Report: A Walk on the Wild Side

Postby malvika » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:10 am

Hi Everyone,

I have a few updates (2016) to my blog. Please see the links below.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Kind regards,

Malvika


Beyond the Local Patch: Kew Gardens, London, England
http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/index.html#Apr16-1
*On plant life, which I found to be as interesting as observing wildlife!

Beyond the Local Patch: Regents Park, London, England
http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/index.html#Apr16-2

Plagued: Pigeon Pox
http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/index.html#Aug16-1
*Already posted, but since it fell in between all of the other updates, I decided to include it to complete the list

Beyond the Local Patch: A Norwegian Adventure
http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/index.html#Sept16-1
*On the landscape of western Norway. Like the plant-life of Kew Gardens, landscape is another feature Nature offers us. I found this to be interesting because of how the landscape has evolved over time and the formations and scenery of Nature is amazing.

Buzzed
http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/index.html#Nov16-1
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Re: Local Patch Report: A Walk on the Wild Side

Postby malvika » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:34 pm

Hi Everyone,

It’s taken me awhile to get the pen to paper – but here is a new blog post on the Mojave Desert and Red Rock Canyon, which I visited in August.

As I read more about the geology and plant life, it became more and more phenomenal to me.

I hope you enjoy this post, as much as I enjoyed learning and writing about it.

http://www.caribyte.com/malvika/#Sept2017-1
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