Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Birds at Wagah

 


Some kind of nests on the Mexican Oleander tree

These pictures were taken at the Wagah  border, a place in the state of Punjab bordering Pakistan. We had gone to see the lowering of the flags ceremony, a daily military practice that the security forces of India and Pakistan have jointly followed since 1959. While we were there I went around taking pictures of the flowers and the wildlife but I only managed these two bird shots.:( A parrot and a dove (I think).

The Indian side of the border. You can see the Pakistani structure in the background.
This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

13 comments:

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

heyBJK said...

Nice shots and I would love to know what kind of nests those are!

mick said...

An interesting series of photos.

Andrew said...

Many thanks for sharing your beautiful wildlife.

Ginny said...

Wonderful shots, and I especially love your header. He has just that tiny bit of red on his rump.

eileeninmd said...

Cool birds and the nest are neat. Thanks for sharing your world birds.

Rambling Woods said...

wow that nest is so interesting...

NatureStop said...

Kanak,you still managed to get shots of birds there:)When did you go?

Nature Rambles said...

Ruby, I was there in April end. We'd gone to Haridwar, Amritsar, and Chandigarh.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Springman said...

Great show!
I pray for continued peace at that border!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Our oldest grandson and his wife were in India for several months and they told us about the border flag ceremony, quite impressive they said.

Lovely birds!

Larry said...

Great photos Ruby, of both the birds and the area. It looks like a very popular ceremony with all those onlookers!