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.