Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Red Gulmohar flowers…

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Have been replaced by pink Floss Silk tree flowers.

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Green Pigeons seem to have disappeared 😦 But now there is an Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus)…

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Beautiful? Pink Floss Silk tree flowers, Celiba Speciosa, December in Delhi NCR

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This afternoon.

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Some of us don’t care.
Ill-mannered visitors.
The belief that baby birds that are touched by human hands will be rejected by their parents is a myth.
Green!
Purple Rumped Sunbird feeding baby bird.
Delightful pictures of green pigeon activity from my balcony.
This afternoon (Olive backed Sun bird).
Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons (Olive backed sun bird)

Delhi summer from my balcony :)

Anybody who visits us these days is momentarily blinded by the brilliant orange-red Gulmohar outside every window.

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Awesome?

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Fact is such sights result in wasted time. Either admiring or taking pictures. 🙂

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This summer only this red is really hot. Flamboyant red!

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This April has been the coolest in 30 years!! 🙂

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But there’s more to these trees… 🙂

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The red and green hides many other sights.

8. Notice the patterns created by the shadows of Gulmohar leaves?

9. Notice the red petal… they are everywhere.

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Facing a bullying Maina.

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Couldn’t photograph, but noticed two white eggs. Watch this space for Green Pigeon chicks pics.

Even Sher Khan admires the view 😛

When he finds the time…

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🙂

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Pledge Water for Birds and Animals this Summer

I bought clay bowls around 3-4 inches deep for Rs. 25/- each. Clay bowls are better than plastic or metal bowls because the water stays very cool even when temperature is touching 42 degrees Celsius.

Also clay pots are unlikely to be stolen if used in public places for stray animals.

When water puddles dry up during the summer –  birds are known to collapse from dehydration.

Some potted plants and a bird bath would have been cool and inviting. Birds are also attracted to the sound of water.

This sparrow chose to drink from the floor…

Sparrows should have a shallow bowl… I plan to get a 2 inches deep tray.

This Dove would have preferred a flat tray too  🙂

… found this more comfortable?  🙂

Pigeons try to bully sparrows. They also literally dive into the bowl when they drink water 🙂

Loved the droplets of water in this picture…

Doves seemed to visit more for bajra less for water 🙂

Or maybe it is testing the waters first…

Brahminy Starlings visited twice, both the times in pairs, I was too afraid of disturbing them, so didn’t take many pictures.

I just want them feel at home and visit more often.

The common Mynas chased away the Brahminy Starlings today. That was disappointing, because those two had looked like they meant to spend some time snacking and drinking 🙂

And finally…

This was an absolute surprise!

…a blurry shot from behind a curtain, I hope the Pariah Kite visits again too. I have heard of them dying of dehydration…

Do place bowls of water wherever possible. Even if you don’t like birds, this is the cheapest and most convenient way to do your bit for the environment.

If you find a bird fainted gently pick it up and keep it in shade, feed drops of water regularly. [Click for more information]