Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 22, 2016

Jagna, Bohol

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Paseo Del Mar Dive Center

I caught the bus to Jagna about 10am. It was just there waiting to go at the terminal. We went along the coast road. It was a great trip with a view of the ocean most of the way.

Eastern Reef Egret, dark morph
Eastern Reef Egret

It was a very nice place right on the water-front. Nice people and pretty cheap. I needed a break from the city.

White-breasted Woodswallow
White-breasted Woodswallow

In the afternoon I went for a walk along the road and took a few photos. This fisherman was coming hoem from fishing punching into the wind. I used to do that for a couple of years and it got a bit old for me after a while.

Punching into the wind
Coming Home

The sun set as I was returning.

sunset over Jagna

This photo from the Tarsier Sanctuary at Sikatuna a few days ago came out better than expected. Still very noisy.

Philippine Tarsier
Philippine Tarsier

Jagna bird list

White-breasted Woodswallow
Eastern Reef Egret , dark morph
Yellow-backed Sunbird
Asian Glossy Starling

November 21, 2016

Philippine Tarsier

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Tarsier Sanctuary.

This morning I woke up at 6:30am, got my free breakfast, and took a motorised tricycle to the Dao Terminal in Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines. I had to wait for an hour for the jeepney to go. While waiting, I was talking to a philippino couple who were going to Sikatuna, a village in the hills to cook a meal for the poor kids at the school. I bought them a couple of kilos of rice for the kids.

Philippine Tarsier
Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta)

Tarsiers are one of the smallest primates in the world. The Philippine Tarsier is endemic to the country. It can only be found in the Philippines and nowhere else. These special places include Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Mindanao and a few other islands.

Philippine Tarsier
Philippine Tarsier

The Philippine Tarsier is considered a near threatened species. The Tarsier is nocturnal. It is awake during the nights to feed. It feeds on insects, lizards and other small animals. It is a very private animal and does not want to be disturbed.

Loboc River Cruise
Dorky river cruise

After the tarsiers sanctuary I caught the jeepney to Loboc to go on a river cruise. Too bad I had to include a dinner with the boat ride. And it included a band that played to us as we cruised along the river. Very salubrious. I do not know why I am telling you this. It was so tacky. Plus there were no birds or animals whatsoever. doh!

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