“You?” the Oriental Magpie Robin (Scientific name: Copsychus saularis) seems to ask of the photographer to which there was but only one answer for her to give: “Yes, I.” 😉 Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
A Red-rumped Swallow (Scientific name: Cecropis daurica) returning with food for its chick waiting on the electric cable. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
You didn’t believe me, did you? But here is proof that wherever I go, they come in search of me. This White-throated Kingfisher (Scientific name: Halcyon smyrnensis) was at the gate, presumably looking for the blogger/photographer who it heard had arrived the previous evening. 😉
Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
A lone Red-wattled Lapwing (Scientific name: Vanellus indicus) was seen foraging in the wasteland in the residential colony. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
A Black Drongo (Scientific name: Dicrurus macrocercus) makes a pretty picture as it keeps a sharp eye out for edibles flying around. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
Red-rumped Swallow (Scientific name: Cecropis daurica) chicks waiting patiently for parents to come and feed them. I saw the parents making many feeding trips. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
These are the birds I saw in the few hours I was at Kalamassery. I heard a White-cheeked Barbet though I did not see it (which is why it is not in this list). It’s a pity I didn’t see any of them cute munias.
Imagine my happiness when I saw a Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Scientific name: Dicrurus paradiseus) in flight. Of course, I stood there grinning and only thought of clicking once it had alighted on the a coconut tree in the vicinity. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
From now on I am going to put a list on here every month, of the birds I have seen in and around my house. This is for the month of April.
The number has come down drastically with so many trees having been cut and bushes uprooted. I hope the rains will bring around more of them.