What do Mynas have in common with Moral Police ;)

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Mynas eagerly watch what other people are doing in their own homes and lives.
What do Mynas have in common with Moral Police?

They restlessly hop from one foot to another.

Their self-righteous eyes seeking something offensive.


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Mynas, backyard birds, urban birds, Autumn in Delhi/NCR, November

Unlike other birds, who are busy minding their own business,

The Mynas have little interest in enjoying the November sun shine…

These changing colours don’t seem to interest them.

But they find the time, perch and camouflage to look for sights that might hurt their sentiments.

Now, do you find this sight offensive?

Don’t you think he is the one who should be offended?

Note: No offence is intended to Mynas. I understand that Mynas safety and existence depends upon remaining alert to real (unlike MP) or imagined (like Moral Police) dangers.
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Musical Instruments on a Gulmohar tree ;)

So I was disappointed to find the Thursday Challenge theme for this week was Music (Musical Instruments) 😦
What I wanted to share was these pictures.

The Gulmohar tree is no longer a flaming orange and the Green Pigeons have gone.
But can you see the orange in the bokeh? That’s Gulmohar…


But the theme is Musical Instruments 🙄


And then I saw this post and realised how well these photographs fitted this theme!!
Have you seen better musical instruments? 🙂

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Delightful pictures of green pigeon activity from my balcony.

Delightful pictures of green pigeon activity from my balcony.

Mr and Ms Gul waste a lot of my time these days. 😉

When I saw this first, there was no time to get the camera and  I thought a rare photo-opportunity was lost 😦

But I needn’t have worried 🙂  Mr Gul had only gone…

To come back with another twig…

Here Mr Gul is trying to take a short cut 🙄

Now isn’t it obvious that he can’t reach her from here?

Finally!

Passing the twig to Ms Gul…

Ms Gul working with the twig. Mr Gul’s back has Gulmohar patterns!!

It seems the male and the female green pigeon share the duty of nest building – the male gathers nest materials and delivers it while the female sits on the nest and mends it. [link]

Mr and Ms Gul at work.

But they aren’t yet done 🙂
Off to look for one more twig.

Found the perfect twig.

This one is amongst my favorite shots 🙂

Twig handed over. Doesn’t it look like Mr Gul is smiling? 😀
Going back to look for another twig 😀

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Pledge Water for Birds and Animals this Summer

The belief that baby birds that are touched by human hands will be rejected by their parents is a myth.

How to kill an animal’s instinct.

Cats & Mynahs. In my Home.

Photographs of Green Pigeon eggs from my balcony.

Tara has named this Green Pigeon couple Ms and Mr Gul 🙂

Can you see any eggs in this picture?


Is that an egg Ms Gul seems to be pecking at?

11 56 am
What is Ms Gul doing?

11 56 am
A closer look… Please take a look at Ms Gul’s purple/red eye.

There! Two eggs!!

A closer look 🙂

Ms Gul nudging the eggs to safety and warmth (I think!)

11 58 am
Still at it…

Or is that Ms Gul mending the nest with that twig…?
11 58 am

Can you make out what’s happening? 🙂

All is well again!!
11 59 am

But doesn’t the nest look too flimsy? I watched them work on repairing it and managed to capture some team work 🙂 Wait for some delightful pictures in the next photo post!!

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This afternoon (Olive backed Sun bird).
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I visited a blogging friend and met her very good looking neighbor…

I visited a blogging friend and met her very good looking neighbor…

First just a cautious peek.

Then check to see if there were any bloggers with cameras around 🙂

It was a hot summer afternoon, hence the open beak.

Reminds you of an Oriole or a Kingfisher? Hornbill is a better guess 🙂  It belongs to Toucan family 🙂

And this is what it came to Sangeeta Khanna’s rock garden for 🙂 Placing water bowls is the easiest way to attract birds during summer.

And then one last pose… notice the whiskers?


And it’s called a the Brown Headed Barbet, so the winner of ‘The Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup’ for the ‘What’s this’ contest is Bikram 🙂

Congratulations Bikram 🙂

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A bird on a tree outside Anna Hazare’s home in Ralegaon Siddhi.

I wish I knew what this bird is called…

Edited to add: It’s called Purple Rumped Sunbird, thanks Trupz!

Lunch time.

Where’s the mother?

This look broke my heart 😦


Still closer…

How could you take so long?

This little one even looks angry 🙂

And still, could anything be softer?

Thursday Challenge, “SOFT” (Pillows, Toys, Snow, Baby, Focus,…)

All photographs in this post have been taken by my husband.

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Green Bee eaters.

Updated: Green Bee Eaters can be confused with Chestnut Headed Bee Eaters but separable by blue throat and cheeks and elongated central tail feathers. (Source: Om field guides, Birds of India, Krys Kazmierczak)
Green Bee Eater, elongated central tail feathers, blue throat and cheek

Can you spot the dew drops in this pictures?
Green Bee Eater, elongated central tail feathers, blue throat and cheek

A closer look…
Green Bee Eater, elongated central tail feathers, blue throat and cheek

Always in a pair…
Green Bee Eater, elongated central tail feathers, blue cheeks and throat

Breakfast time…
Green Bee Eater, elongated central tail feathers, blue throat and cheek

Fluffed up – so green you’d think it’s dyed green.
Green Bee Eater, elongated central tail feathers, blue throat and cheek

How many can you spot?
Green Bee Eater, elongated central tail feathers, blue throat and cheek

And finally…
Green eyes 🙂

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Off to Pune for ‘Lavasa Women’s Drive’.

I won’t be able to moderate, read or respond to comments till Monday evening now.

Till then take a look at the most gorgeous cat in this world… more special, now, than ever before. My daughter brought him home, stinking, dirty and dehydrated, from a garbage dump in Aug 2004.

We had convinced her to let us leave him in SPCA, Lower Parel, but the cat was brought back home that same evening. She saved his life more than once (and many other animals’ too).

His name is Puppy (because he thinks he is our Mutt’s baby, he has never purred and always rushes to see who is at the door when the bell rings.) He is also called Sher Khan.

He finds birds fascinating…

He may not know he is a cat, but the birds do.

He is chattered out of the balcony when these birds spot him.

Strangely he is more fascinated with bird shadows than with the real birds. Here is staring at the wall because he saw some movement of a bird shadow…

What trees reveal when they shed leaves… (Thursday Challenge)

Thursday Challenge: “TREES” (Saplings, Gnarly Trees, Snow Covered, Bonsai, Dead Tree, Shade Tree,…)

I noticed this Kingfisher on the 12th, while talking to my sister on the phone, by the time I got out the zoom lens it was gone. But this means it does visit here…


This bird was making a racket in the balcony this morning… the falling of leaves means, birds are easier to spot.

This bird is called Mahalat (Indian Tree Pie). Thank You Sangeeta.

And then it flew away into this morning’s fog…

Later it found a piece of chapati and shared with another bird (not in the picture), all the time making a racket. They seem to live in a bush just below this tree.

Notice the white tail?

So who is the Peeping Tom?

I had to stay still and hide behind a book shelf to catch this one red handed 🙂 I saw him (or her?) drinking water only once… but water is what attracts this Pariah Kite to my balcony 🙂

And Suranga’s surprise!

Did you notice the gorgeous blue header with warli like figures?   Do take a look at all the figures and what they are doing…

This gorgeous header is a surprise by Suranga. 😆

Dear SURANGA please click HERE to know what I have to say…

More bird posts?

I visited a blogging friend and met her very good looking neighbor… (awesome Brown headed barbet pictures)

New neighbourhood. (squirrels!!)

I wish I knew the names of my gorgeous neighbours!

Some of us don’t care.

Where would ghosts go, if we cut all trees?

Delightful pictures of green pigeon activity from my balcony.

Photographs of Green Pigeon eggs from my balcony.

So who loves a rainy day?

Ill mannered visitors.