On the way back from my walk I saw a bird sitting on the fence, a Dark-eyed Junco (Scientific name: Junco hyemalis). Wondering if it would still be there when I returned with the camera, I ran up to my room. When I got back the bird was there, waiting! Clicked at Sunnyvale in June/2017.
It is a delight watching a Green Bee-eater (Scientific name: Merops orientalis) suddenly swoop down and catch a dragonfly. It then returns to the branch or cable and proceeds to smash the prey against the branch or cable before swallowing it. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
Greater Coucal (Scientific name: Centropus sinensis) or Crow Pheasant is a large bird, crow-like with a long tail and coppery brown wings, found in wide range of habitats from jungle to cultivation and urban gardens. Clicked at Trivandrum in May/2017.
Four Rufous Treepies (Scientific name: Dendrocitta vagabunda) could be seen on the neighbor’s roof one evening. A drama seemed to be unfolding. To my human eyes, it almost seemed like a young couple were being asked to make up after a fight and live happily ever after by a set of parents. But one of them ups and leaves, and the partner is left alone to brood, and ends up blaming the parents, ‘It’s all your fault!’ 😉
Clicked at Trivandrum in May/2017.
Albeit two days late, here is the bird list for the month of May, Let me remind you, these are the birds from in and around where I live, backyard birds as it were. The list is somewhat similar to April, but for the fact that I saw some Rose-ringed Parakeets. And also, the Oriental Magpie Robin seems to be back.
“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.