New House New Wildlife

Last weekend we packed up all our things and moved to a new house out of the town and nearer to beach (1 minute away).  The house is slowly starting to feel like home and all of our things are unpacked. Time for some exploring and wildlife spotting!

These seems to be a lot of dragonflies and in particular the aptly named Asiatic Blood Tail (Lathrecista asiatica) with their deep red tails and brilliant blue bodies.

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Another visitor we have to our garden is a very relaxed Common Sun Skink (Eutropis multifasciata) who very kindly lets me come right up to him to take photos.

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The rainy season has started in earnest here and our new neighborhood has very few residents and even less traffic, perfect for spotting frogs after a good rainstorm. I quite often go out at night armed with my trusty torch and camera looking for frogs, snakes and anything else brought out by the rain.

Along with the usual horde of Banded bullfrogs and Asian Common toads I’ve also spotted three species of frogs which I’ve never seen before: the Chinese Edible Frog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus) ,the Noisy Froglet (Microhlya Butleri) and the Ornate Narrow-mouthed frog (Microhyla ornata)

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Chinese Edible Frog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus)

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Noisy Froglet (Microhlya Butleri)

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Ornate Narrow-mouthed Frog (Microhyla-fissipes)

You can check out all the frogs I’ve seen here Amphibians

There are also lots of familiar faces about too

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Banded bullfrog (Kaloula pulchra)

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Common Tree-frog (Polypedates leucomysax)

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Gecko

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Garden Lizard (Calotes Versicolor)

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Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

A great start to my wildlife adventures at the new house, lets hope there are more wildlife spottings and photos coming soon.

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2 thoughts on “New House New Wildlife

  1. Your photos are wonderful! The dragonfly is so vibrant and was very cooperative:) I am amazed at the variety of frogs that you have! I am looking forward to seeing more photos as you explore your new “neighborhood”. Have fun!

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