Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Common Birds For WBW

These are photos that I got from my recent holiday. A pigeon drinks from the hotel pool in Delhi.
A jungle babbler in Haridwar, in the state of Uttarkhand in northern India.. Early in the morning there was a flock of them perched on this trumpet bush.
The hotel we stayed in had several mud nests with the builders flying in and out of them.



A parrot in the garden of Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar, Punjab.
Back home I found a stunned starling on my terrace. For weeks I had been trying to get a clear shot of this bird without luck. Checking to see whether it was injured I placed it on these leaves. There was no injury. But just as I finished taking a few shots it flew away! Talk about luck! You can see why this is also known as the Chestnut-tailed starling.

                           
Before I left for my holiday I had noticed a pair of bulbuls in the process of building a nest. But I didn't know that they had chosen my berry tree to do so. I feel blessed! Here's the female on the nest...
...whereas the male keeps a watchful eye perched on a branch of the same tree.


This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

13 comments:

Ginny said...

That is a stunning picture of the starling you got! And it looks so strange all those mud nests in that modern building!

Sylvia K said...

What wonderful captures and beautiful birds! The picture of the starling is stunning indeed -- actually they are are terrific! Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia

Hanne Bente said...

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

mick said...

A great series of photos. I had a chuckle at the 'stunned' starling giving you enough time to take photos!

Fjällripan said...

Great birding! The starling looks very interesting and beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Great collection of birds seen on your holiday! The row of mud nest is cool. And the bulbul is a neat bird. Great sightings!

ShySongbird said...

A lovely collection here Kanak. Poor Starling! I'm so glad you helped it and that it eventually recovered... and of course that you managed to photograph it.

How lovely to have the Bulbuls nesting in your garden, perhaps we will see some baby photos in time :-)

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that you are back safely. It was lovely to get a glimpse of it.

Although I have enjoyed all the photos my favourites are the last and the Jungle Babbler.

Gary said...

Good series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Springman said...

;-)WBW!

Liz said...

A great series of "ordinary birds" though I haven't seen many of those before. Thanks for sharing :)

Rambling Woods said...

These are common to you and amazing for me to see...Michelle

Larry said...

A great collection of birds. The mud nests must belong to some type of swallow. And aren't you lucky to have the Bulbuls nesting in your tree?

NatureFootstep said...

common birds? For you maybe. I´ve never seen any of those gorgeous birds. :) Thanks for sharing.