Wings are what we dream of, and these little creatures are too innocent to even flaunt them. The agility with which they just keep restlessly hopping is what you will eventually fall in love with.
It was Uttarakhand where I realized and learnt that I love birds together with an ace blogger, traveler, singer, and what not: Ani (She goes by the name Shweta in the blogging world). If you know me, you wouldn’t ever believe that a restless guy like me sat around for more than 2 hours just to get a glimpse of 2-3 birds. And, yes, I did it back in Kausani, descending a steep narrow muddy lane towards giant trees with small ones around them (read was dragged down by her). And that was when I knew I could just adore them all day long without sweating.
Before I go on, let me also add, alongside, birds I catpured at Osman Sagar, in Hyderabad recently.
This small purple sunbird are fast and take direct flight. The male are completely black, and the purple iridescence becomes visible in lighting. This one though agile, would often sit around giving few poses, thankfully.
What do I love the most about birds?
I love birds chirping around continually, especially in the early morning when that is all that I get to hear. It calms me and will always be a best way to start the day. It’s blissful. The ambience is pleasant and these little creatures keep challenging you to catch up.
More on my new found love for birds later. Now, let’s see the other captures.
This is a bird with crimson forehead and throat which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. Another capture of this colorful lovely bird.
I love the gaze in this still.
Common Iora is a species found in scrub, forest and gardens it is easily detected from its loud whistles and the bright colours.
There weren’t any migratory birds but I wandered around further to find these garden birds. I was just happy to be clicking birds.
And here It went.
Those eyes am sure are saying the same. don’t you think?
The glow of this bird. If you are wondering why the red? Because its vent is red in color. (I couldn’t really find it in this picture, but the bird looks pretty much same. Is this any related species? Bird experts. A lil help here, please?)
A distinctive black and white bird that wags its tail up and down as it walks or runs about catching insects. This one tells me, hey, I can stand just on one alright.
My favorite one, the cutest of all. Moving on to few more purple sunbirds.
More of purple sunbird for the poser they are
There’s more and hopefully, you wouldn’t mind.
The male has the black eye stripe extending behind the eye, a large carpal patch on the wing and wide yellow tips to the secondaries and tertiaries. streaks are seen on the underside of females.
The place is also known as Gandipet lake, and has a park. However, the park isn’t opened until 9.30 in the morning. A quick morning trip here was completely worth it. Hopefully, next time, I go, I will find migratory birds too.
Let me know your favorite ones? if there are any corrections to be made, please do tell me.