Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Indian Robin (female)

This is the female Indian Robin. :))) This is the first time I am taking a photo of this bird.

Indian Robin (male)

These beautiful birds are usually found in open stony, grassy and scrub forest habitats. They feed on insects, frogs, and lizards. :)))

Ashy Woodswallows

Saw these beautiful pair recently. :))) I love their pale grey plumage.

Pigeons in my Care

These are young pigeons which fell from their nest. One of them had got hurt (both in the head and in the eye). One eye looked permanently damaged and another eye was actually "missing". But after the vet treated the bird, the eye that was damaged regained vision. After a couple of days the "missing" eye also became visible and now both eyes are fine. :)))

At first both refused to eat by themselves. But later after handfeeding them for a couple of days, they started feeding by themselves. Now they both are doing fine. My dogs are very much excited. Blackie likes to act jealous. But my other dog Coco is openly happy about having pigeons. She loves them like their mother and runs to them whenever she thinks they are in distress. :)))

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Indian Pond Heron

Taken at Crocodile Park. (On March 18, 2007). This is the breeding plumage. :)))

Indian Pond Heron

Taken at Karikili Bird Sanctuary (On March 18, 2007). This is the breeding plumage.

Cattle Egrets

Taken at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (on March 18, 2007). One is in breeding plumage. :)))