After analysing the photo,it was clear that the bird was a female Asian Koel. It has been regularly visiting our backyard since then.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
A few days ago, at about noon time,as I was walking past a Litchi tree in my backyard, I heard some feeble birdy calls which were probably being made by the young ones of some bird.I was elated and started searching the tree for a nest.Suddenly my eyes stuck on a well rounded nest,prettily covered with cobwebs with two chicks in it.The nest seemed to belong to the White-Eye and it was a matter of a few seconds before the bird made its appearance,carrying a moth in its mouth and eagerly waiting to feed its hungry chicks.Realizing that it was time for me to leave, I left the area and decided to visit the nest next day.
But as fate had in store for our feathered friends,the next afternoon when I went to check the nest,it was all but gone. Not even a trace of it was to be found either on the tree or on the ground below.The feeling of euphoria that was present yesterday had vanished. What do you think could have happened to the nest ? Comments awaited...
Monday, June 1, 2009
A Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) roosting among the fallen leaves at about noon time.These birds are often seen roosting,largly on the roof tops of houses and even on the ground.A nice capture indeed.
Here is an example of a Male purple sunbird with its female counterpart(above),trying to escape the heat and quench their thirst.
Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata)
For now,I can only hope that the rain gods pour down some rain so that our winged friends could help beat the heat !
During this time,one could witness the Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) and its female counterpart,both of which are not seen in the Dun valley although they are present in large numbers in the nearby hills of the so called "Queen of Hills", Mussoorie. The birds would spend a fairly large amount of time flittering from one tree to another,but the most preferred ones seemed to be "Bamboo" and "Himalayan Silver Fur" . Surely one of the prettiest birds around...What say ?