>…of the literal kind, just in case you were thinking something else.
With my days spent mostly at work, I’ve never been able to spend much time with the winged visitors that frequent my place (and there are quite a few of them, thanks to the open spaces, the trees, the bird baths that any puddle of stagnant water can be called). When it’s time for me to come home, the birds are already on their way back home too and I just catch a glimpse of them flying back. This Sunday, however, I wasn’t going to let them go without posing for my camera.
The pigeon was the most camera-friendly and ready to be clicked up, close and personal.
So was this black and white beauty whom I managed to capture on my camera with much ease.
But I wish I could say the same about these green-coloured, tiny, flighty birds who were so well camouflaged in the green of the trees they perched on that it was difficult to say where the leaves and the green wings of these birds merged. But I finally managed to catch them taking a breather on the bamboo fencing:
This noisy fellow was caught sitting high up on our Christmas tree. Is that an angry expression or what?
I wish I knew the names of all these creatures, but I’m bad with bird names. However, I did google to find that this common house bird with the yellow beak is the mynah:
Any idea what this pretty one sitting on the tree stub is called? It’s got a little bit of red on the top and little on the tail, a very pointed beak, a black crest on its head.
But I wonder what these two were doing on the cable. I played around with the pic and turned it into a monochromatic piece I’d like to title: “Et tu, Brutus?” But then, that’s me on my flights of fancy!
For you I’m also uploading a coloured version of this couple sitting on the cable:
And now that I’ve exhausted all my cliches for birds, there come the bees, just so that you know I ain’t just making up stuff about the bees when I talk about the birds and the bees in the title.
Edited to add: I did a little bit more of googling to find the names of these birds. The black one (second picture) is the Oriental Magpie Robin. Fancy name!
The tiny green birds may be the Green backed Tit and the angry-looking bird on the Christmas tree is probably the Jungle Babbler. And the bird with the red patches is most likely to be the Red-whiskered Bulbul, methinks. Tell me if you know better.