Monday, June 1, 2009

The Summer heat is on !

 It's Summer Season in India and its effect is pretty much visible on our winged friends.The dreaded heat is having its trademark effect on the birds,with temperatures soaring sky-high and hot summer winds blowing for the major part of the day ! There seems to be little respite for the little creatures as bird baths are fairly uncommon (or not at all present should I say ! ) in the houses present in the Dun valley and the little bit which I am doing to cool them down is obviously not turning out to be enough. For now,this tap (below) is proving to be a boon for them as it provides just the right amount of water.

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 !


  1. Birds looking for water under taps!! - This is a very apt post for Summer.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks...Yes indeed this is a common phenomenon in this hot & humid summer season.Will be posting more soon...Stay tuned !


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