Been on a lucky streak. Saw a paradise tree snake on a mango tree in school on Tuesday. It snuck into a hollow in the tree and refused to exit. 3 other colleagues saw it so that was quite an experience.
A paradise tree snake, Chrysopelea paradisi is our local glider. It can glide from tree to tree by flattening its torso so that it is spread out like a ribbon. Feeds on small lizards.
Walking out of school this evening held another surprise. Saw 2 common flameback woodpeckers, Dinopium javanese, perched on a rain tree just outside the school gate. The couple was blissfully unaware of our presence and treated us to an amazing display of feeding and a bit of courtship.
All things considered. Not a bad week.