A Crow Looks In

I am sure this crow and its mate recognise me. Whenever we meet across the window, this bird looks pointedly at me and/or caws or comes to the closest branch possible and looks in.

I do leave food everyday for birds at another window. So, they probably want that service here too. Or may be it’s just a hello! Whatever it is, it sure is cute!

Predator – a falcon from my window

A Peregrine Falcon subjects the surrounding to a leisurely scrutiny.

Well, I stood preparing breakfast and was looking out my window idly. And saw a parrot 🦜 perch atop a neem tree. Almost instantly though, it took off, just as another bird landed on a neighbouring tree.

Thinking it must be a predator it fears, I ran to grab my camera and on focusing the lens saw this one. Af peregrine falcon.

Feather in Black

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A drongo casts an intent look into the yonder from a thorny bramble — a photograph from an aimless ramble a few months ago, outskirts of Chennai.

Who wouldn’t love the shiny black, the perfect white spot below the beak, the forked tail and the beady eye!

 

Distinguished Walkers!

Here are three walkers—birds I caught on camera at various times and locations. Simply loved their grace

  1. Little Egret, North Chennai Backwaters.

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2. White-browed Wagtail, from a village (country side) in South Chennai.

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3. A pigeon along a parapet, Chennai cityscape.IMG_7984 (1).jpg