Wednesday, July 25, 2018
On my phone, when I enlarge the image I realised the bird attacked the venomous tail first. Anyway, it got it's catch.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
I was recently in Cochin at my daughter's home. There i happen to spy a pair of magpie robins. I love the way they look and their sweet whistle like calls. Somehow here, in spite of all the trees we have around here, I hardly ever get to hear the magpie robin these days probably because their calls are drowned out by the loud raucous calls of the racket-tailed drongos. I have to admit their calls can be beautiful too. It is just that they are so loud! I managed to get pictures of the pair, male and female--
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
I am sitting outside on my front verandah. An Indian kestrel lands outside. I had heard it's screech earlier. I find a crow is chasing it. The crow lands near it and the kestrel takes off again and I see now what the crow is after. The kestrel has a dead mouse in it's claws. About half an hour later I see the kestrel sitting on a tree and there is nothing with it. I wonder whether the kestrel managed to hide it's prey or whether the crow stole it.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A leaf insect. I was fascinated by the fact of the little veins. It just looked like a leaf with eyes and 2 legs visible. It was around 2" in length.
Another interesting find
This is a passion fruit flower. Can you see a white spider on it? Isn't Nature's camouflage wonderful?