“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
― Robert Lynd
Sharing is one of the best things to do. I have always believed in it and now I do more.
I shared one bird’s photo yesterday, whose identity was a mystery for me since Google honestly didn’t help me much. I did put up every related detail of that bird there – Green, brown head, striped neck, India, patient, bird-size, but nothing good came up, at all. So finally, I shared it here on WordPress, and now I actually know what it is! I have found several websites/blogs which show that bird. And lucky for me it was on Wikipedia too! How cool is that.
Ok, so now ending up the mystery, I would like to update those of you who still don’t know what it (he/she) is [I read that both he & she look similar..].
This bird is called – Brown-Headed Barbet. Nice name, don’t you think?
I would like to share the names of my fellow bloggers who did their best to search for it.
Bindu John (who shared the links, even though he had just seen it once and knew its name in Malayalam, which is – ‘pachilakudukka’) and Cornel Apostol who successfully (unlike me) found it on the internet. Thanks a lot to both of you!
Later, I also found a Wikipedia page on it (I think I mentioned that earlier). You can click here to read more about this beautiful patient bird (Yes, “patience” is the quality I myself assigned to it). Also, there are hundreds of images on Google! Well, I just had to get the name right at the first place, I think! Haha!
Here’s one more photo I would like to share - Enjoy!
And that day when the Barbet surprised me with its presence, it had come for the food which I had kept to invite other birds I wanted to shoot (which I did too). I forgot to mention that yesterday.
Thank you all for your comments on my yesterday’s post!
Evening is the time when all the birds sit and chirp together just before their roosting time. That is the time when their loud noises are difficult to ignore. So I decided to capture one group in my camera. This group, rather I would like to call them ‘family‘ here, was periodically flying around this tree and then settling down for sometime to fly again. It was great to watch them do that.
It was evening and the light was very dull at this part of the sky. I processed this image to make it B&W. The birds looked great this way.
One more. This one is just a cropped version of the original one. I wanted to keep its colors.
Birds make all of us ‘dream’ to fly,
fly high into the endless blue sky.
To be courageous and stop being shy,
how amazing would it be to freely fly.
Have an amazing free weekend!
[Location of pictures: Chandigarh]
Yesterday evening after the sunset, I found a myna quite busy drinking the rain water left on the ground from a long two-days rain showers. The thing I found most amusing was the way the bird was drinking water, as if wants to swim in that thin layer of water.
But after the myna was satisfied with its thirst, it left with its partner for a walk. I liked the way they started walking around without any care for their wings.
We ,if we are lucky enough to have an open mind, interact with nature. Flowers, birds, or other natural wonders around us. My mom has these special friends which come over in the evening almost at the same time. These sparrows stay in the balcony near the flowers (My mom’s gardening) and search for food. They chirp until my Mom opens Continue reading
Birds, as per my experience, are always difficult to capture on a camera until and unless you are into the profession of photography because then you can give all of your time to it, waiting for the right moment. But that’s not the case with me… I’m not a photographer, at least not by profession.
Some time back, I tried for days.. to catch a flock of birds on my mobile camera (Yes, it was real good back then, a Cybershot!). But, sadly never succeeded. Either they all would scatter around before I could even hit the click button on my mobile camera or the show will be over in seconds before me realizing “Oh, I had to click that!”. And what would I be left with? Just a picture in my mind. Not bad though, but that’s not the idea.
So one day when I and my sister were out enjoying the weather noticed the birds flying, sitting, flying. She then, better than me for sure, captured them very nicely. Really fast and in a great way!
Aaah!…caught them finally! Thanks to my sissy… Mehak. Miss you.
There was not much work in the laboratory today, and somehow, I did not want to sit and study in the library for the whole time, so thought of just looking around. There is a lot to observe if you really want to. Honestly, I do this all the time, but today was a little different. Don’t know why . So I walked in the sun in the afternoon, looked at the birds chirping and flying together in the evening, and captured few moments. Today was just as usual as other days, but still special.
Not just nature, I tried photography on myself too. Just putting it here for fun!
Some of the pictures…: