Sunday, 30 May 2010

Sime Forest Birthday outing

This was my very first trip to Sime forest. I met
Liyana, Anthony and Uncle Chern hern there.
Here is a fresh stink horn. In fact, it smelt rather
pleasing; like banana cake. I havn't quite nailed
down what species it is, due to the strange cap.

The first butterfly spotted was a male archduke,
which I didn't manage to shoot. But I got this
Small branded Swift resting on a fern.

At the puddling ground, there were already many
butterflies waiting for us. The photo below shows
two blue jays. ( butterflies, not birds )

Two or three of these brightly-coloured Cruisers
were puddling on the mud, opening and closing
their wings slowly. Cruisers are very approachable
when puddling, making them easy to shoot.

This was the first time I encountered the lovely
Five bar Swordtail. Sadly, this one was a five bar
no tail. :( It should have two long 'swords' on the

Around that same patch of mud, the tailed jay also came
to visit. It was quick, and only stayed for a few
seconds. Luckily I managed a decent shot.

The highlight of the day was definitely the common
bluebottles. there were say five of them zipping
around. They are my favourite butterflies, and
that is why I call myself 'Bluebottle'. The bottles
were hard to approach though...

Sometimes a single blue jay would join in the

The best shot of the day, for me, was this Chocolate
grass Yellow. Sharp from head to tail, and creamy
back ground.

This cute Malayan Sunbeam was puddling on a
plastic bag at first, but later flew up to a leaf.
Liyana and I took turns to shoot it.

Finally, on the way back, this small butterfly called
the Common line Blue was spotted puddling on a red

The end.
Please comment.

1 comment:

  1. The bluebottles are extremely beautiful!
    Moreover, I know the reason why you call yourself “bluebottle”…
    By the way, the fresh stinkhorn looks like a bird’s nest… 