Sunday, July 25, 2010

I love how the birds come out within minutes of a lull in the monsoon rains!  It's as though they wait a minute for their feathers to dry just a bit and out they are singing away.  And on a rainy day, they seem to go berserk during the short gaps between the rains, more than on a day it's not raining continuously.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A video

Ok, I managed to convert the bird calls I'd recorded on my phone into mp3 and used Picasa to make a video. The various bird shots are taken either with my small Sony DSC-W110 or my old Motorola phone..


video

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I have some recordings of evening sounds and bird calls that I would love to share, but don't know how where to upload audio to, so that I could share it with you.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monsoon skies

Noon and a lull in the rains. A sky the colour of washed out light blue denim. High up are scattered thin lines of cirrus clouds, like a child's finger paint smudges; below them are big, white, puffy cumulus clouds, racing across, going eastwards driven by grey, billowing cumulo-nimbus, pushing along, gusting, changing shape constantly.
Will it, won't it, will it, won't it, will it won't it rain?
Should I, shouldn't I, should I, shouldn't I take the clothes in?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Last Sunday

A lazy Sunday afternoon; a lull in the monsoons.  I take a walk outside with the Lab girl without her leash, because nobody is out at 3 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon!  So she runs through tall grass (part jungle now it's the rainy season) and enjoys herself and I, I enjoy the South-westerly winds and listen and watch the bird life.

There are 2 couples having a heated dispute--a racket-tailed drongo couple and a regular drongo pair.  There are a pair of crow pheasants going 'Oop, oop, oop' to each other and when I join in, I can see the initiating pheasant is totally confused and so that shushes me.  There are sundry mynahs flying hither and thither.  I see a woodpecker flying into a tree high over my head--too high to see the colours clearly.  There is a flash of blue when Lab & I move to another area--a kingfisher flying off at the disturbance.  

I feel so grateful at being able to enjoy all this.