Refueling before night fall 😊🌃
There is one particular chair that allows me to see the birds without them seeing me 😊🐦. From this vantage point, I check them out. The big and the small, the naughty and the sedate.
I observe a squirrel lie flat against the mud bowl that holds water, he seems to be cooling his entire body before he falls asleep. The movement of feathers startles him and he scurries away quickly. It’s a cuckoo bird or a crow that lands noisily.
A small red vented bulbul also comes now and then. My personal favourite remain the Parakeets, I could see them for hours and not be bored, I could sketch them and never want to change the subject 😊
As the saying goes, “You can lead the horse to water but you can’t make it drink it.” So I’ve learnt with Birds differently… You can place water for them, they’ll find it by their own instinct, you can’t lead them to it 😁
#nature #beauty #instincy #birds #summer #watertales
A crow has perched himself on the rim of the water trough. He is guarding it but he’s outnumbered by the equally stubborn and wilful Parakeets. 😊
For some reason, drinking a few sips of water is not enough, they want to be ‘owning’ the water 😁
One green beauty approaches from the side while the other from the front. With this strategy, they confuse the big guy. This goes on for a while, I wonder if I should intervene in this display of power. I decide against it.
Soon the crow fishes out the piece of ‘roti’ he has been soaking in the water and flies away leaving two happy birds at the helm, no doubt believing that they scared him off 😬
I came out after my bath to find these two happily finalising the place for their nest 😯…
More than the shock of finding not one, but two birds in my bedroom, was the fear that they had no idea just how they had got in!
Getting pigeons out of your room is quite like playing carrom. You keep moving them to the nearest exit one step at a time, quite like we did with the ‘queen’ in the hope of ensnaring her 😎
So from the AC, I shooed them to the fan, from the fan to the nearest light fitting, from the fitting to the chair and then finally, out the door that I had left open for some fresh winter air 😁!
There is a little bird that has been visiting my studio for a while. She comes with a flock but quickly separates from them and sits by my window, looking inwards to where I work. She gives one loud peck on the window and when we make eye contact, she leaves. This is her way of demanding peanuts, something she loves more than the Bajra and rice I put out for her and her friends! So, I drop whatever I am doing, shell the peanuts and then crush them so that my friend can have her special treat😊! 🐤
A sky full of monsoon clouds, breeze and pigeons! Dancing, chasing, frolicking, just delighted to be alive at that very moment! It’s so beautiful to just look at them and say a quiet ‘Thank You!’ To whoever or whatever it is that makes all this possible!😀
I have loved owls since I was lirtle. Their massive eyes and adorable shape makes me come back to them time and again, in different mediums. I like to think of them as family creatures that take care of their little ones with diligence and deep love 😊