So who loves a rainy day?

Finally, the much awaited monsoon is here 🙂

So all the windows are open and the birds are making a racket – some of which had disappeared these past few months!

Purple Sunbird, Delhi rains

And the regular visitors looked washed 🙂


The green pigeons look greener 🙄

Yellow footed Green Pigeons, Bird Photographs

And this bird caught a rain insect…

And nobody’s peeping into my window…

Sparrows won’t need to dip their tail in the water bowl….

Red vented Bulbuls won’t look so thirsty now.

And these Brahminy Starlings will no longer visit!

This is unlikely to happen now 🙂

What’s this one called?

Updated on April 17, 2013: Brown Rock Chat or Indian Chat (Cercomela fusca)
Brown Rock Chat or Indian Chat (Cercomela fusca) drinking water, Delhi


I never got to learn this bird’s name either! 😦

Updated: Rufous Treepie

Was this just three months ago?

Now neighbours will drop by for a bowl of sugar errr… bajra 🙂

And then decide to sit in the bowl instead 🙂

It does look like this is the end of the summer!!

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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.

 

 

 

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]


Some of us don’t care.

Some of us don’t mind using plastic…

…if it is convenient. Or if it matches with the decor.

I noticed peaceful counseling.

I didn’t approve of the protesters threatening ways.

Which seem to get violent…

There seemed some ulterior motives, because they did not notice the leaking pipeline which had flooded the park, right below.

Were they bribed by those who benefited from the leaking pipeline? No doubt the floods in the desert were seen as a blessing by many. (I can provide more proof ).

And why didn’t they protest against the street lights, left on all day?

Because they don’t even know what we are doing to their planet.
😦

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Photographs of Green Pigeon eggs from my balcony.
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.
 

What keeps me away from my blog…

I couldn’t ignore this squirrel who had her eyes (and teeth) on this bright red piece of cloth..

And then, all day long, the Queen the garden cried shrilly as she collected house building material – bits of paper and twigs.

And then this morning! Guess what did that squirrel want that piece of red cloth so badly for?

A little readjusting…

The nest is all set!

Reminds me of red vented bulbul’s nest seen elsewhere!

Note – Changed the blog name from ‘Determined mothers’ to the present one.

Where would ghosts go, if we cut all trees?

A piece of red fabric…

Moves closer to a tree, and seems to creep up the trunk, all on it’s own.

And then it falls… 😦

Now what did this adorable little ghost need that cloth for? 🙂

The haunted cloth appeared when I was actually looking to see if this Kingfisher would return to the Peepal tree…

And this morning what I thought was a Kingfisher turned out to be another bird, green with a long beak – feeding on the fruit on the Peepal tree. It looked like a Toucan.

What bird is this fluorescent green bird?

Edited to add: Large Green Barbet (Thanks Sunita 🙂 )

Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica), also called Large Green Barbet.

And just when I thought no more Photo-posts, I saw this!!

There’s so much activity on and around one tree, just imagine what happens when we destroy entire jungles.

Related Posts:

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

New neighbourhood. (squirrels!!)

So who is the Peeping Tom?

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.

Some of us don’t care.

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