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Saturday, July 25, 2015


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 A couple of days back, I happened  to wake up  early about 6 o' clock  in the morning. I opened the door and was greeted by  some crisp chirping. Stepping ahead, I sighted a few birds flying around. Looks like birds are early risers. I's drawn to the freshness of the ambiance and stood by the balcony railing. Luckily this pair settled on this branch and guess, what did they do?
They started their morning cleaning process so earnestly that it was  amusing to see how rigorously they pecked their bodies from all sides. Their beak reached the farthest spot under the tail and above it. They fluffed their feathers shaking them as not to leave even a speck of dust. Their tiny bodies displayed enviable pliability. All yogic 'asanas' got performed in the process. They seemed so concentrated on the job that nothing mattered to them. And that is how, I's able to click their private  moments comprising early morning ablutions.

 After the ritual, they looked thoroughly refreshed and enjoyed the cooling period after the strenuous activity.

 On another day mild sunshine energized these birds and they had a jolly good time and flew around in a hyperactive speed.

 These two and three above it, are the birds with a tuft of hair on their heads and are hyper agile.

 This one has a funny tail as if parted from the middle. At the moment it is relaxing after 'its pecking the body clean' job.

The cuckoo at mid morning, perhaps aiming her next move at something on the ground.

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  1. Uppal ji ...nice narration of the cleaning ritual. The pics beautifully bring out the daily activities of the birds.

  2. The one with the forked tail could be Drongo! Lovely collection.

  3. Hello, Pretyy birds! I like the bird with the cool tuft. Great sightings. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  4. They set example how to day should began with cleansing! Nice observation on their activities

  5. Hari OM
    Great shadow shots!!! The tufted birds are Bulbuls (beautiful throaty warble) and the fork-tail is a Drongo (rather silly birds, which is why the Aussie-ism 'you drongo' is applied to folk with not so much thinking going on!) YAM xx

  6. Love your variety of bird shots. Have a great week ahead.

  7. Fabulous images...I do really like the silhouetted bird in the tree. Thanks for sharing the link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  8. They are so cute :)And a beautiful narration Ma'am :)

  9. Great narration about their morning activity.


    Sriram & Krithiga

  10. Awesome post and love the photos too.:)

  11. Sometimes I observe their routine early morning. Few months back, I spotted a squireel and sparrow playing, it was a beautiful sight.

  12. Enjoyed reading your post. Cute birds.

  13. The top two images are of babblers. They are noisy creatures and you often see several of them. Due to their gregarious nature some call them as seven sisters. The birds with tuft of hair are the bulbuls.

    Animals and Birds routinely clean themselves to get rid of pest. we should see their nest to clearn how to keep our home clean.

  14. Dear Madam, Good photos and nice story to go along with it. Enjoyed reading.