You expected something else didntcha? 😉 😆
All I wanted to shoot was a Kite on the Peepal tree, and this black and white character looked like a dry, rotting leaf from a distance – until it flew! Thanks to Anjali Philip’s tweet, now I know this one is called INDIAN MAGPIE ROBIN 🙂
There seem to be just two of them – larger than doves, with rather unusual coloring. I thought they were baby Kites or a pair of Eagles. Any idea what they’re called? I caught them sitting on the Peepal tree one morning.
Are these two the same as the two above? No these are GREEN PIGEONS!! (Thanks Aaarti!!)
Once again, what I took to be an Eagle, turned out to be something else… I didn’t even know we had this one visiting our neighbourhood park!
This handsome guy also visits the Peepal tree 🙂 BRAHMINY STARLING (Thanks Anjali!)
This is, I think, a Hummingbird – tiny, noisy and hangs upside down on a pomegranate flower! 😀 This one is PURPLE SUNBIRD. (Thanks Aaarti 🙂 )
As small as the one above, this yellow fellow has an unusually flat face and a thin, sharp beak. It feeds like the hummingbird does too – hanging upside down. The Yellow fellow’s real name is ORIENTAL WHITE EYE 🙂 (Thanks Anjali!)
Not sure if this one is an Eagle or a Kite… but when it ate, sitting in it’s nest, a crow sat on another branch nearby, eying his food!
Edited to add : Okay this one is Pariah Kite – Thank you Sunita, thank you Tikuli.
These two, along with squirrels, sparrows and Mynas were eating something from the grass… Not ladybugs, I hope! And these are PIED MYNAS or ASIAN PIED STARLINGS 🙂 (Thanks Aaarti & Anjali Philip)
Apart from the Peepal tree, this Bottle Brush tree seems to be popular with mynas, sparrows, parrots, hummingbirds, the ‘yellow fellow’ and seven sisters (or JUNGLE BABBLERS). (Thanks Anjali Philip!)
All in all, some very interesting new neighbours! ;D