These birds were a cacophony of colors and voices – attracting me through my ears and eyes. They were as expressive as humans too!
Coming up soon – Expression of members from the Macaw Family! 🙂
Hello there tourists – did you come to see me? I shall pose beautifully for you, and swim gracefully. And all I need in return is compliments. Capisce???
Oh good, they’ve started clicking away. Crazy humans!
Uh-oh! What do i do? I’m itching terribly and need to use my bill / beak. When do I do it? Not when I’m the centre of attention here. I would be embarrassed if they caught me on camera. Let me trying reaching my wing in an elegant manner.
I hope I look like I’m doing the ballet.
Oh what the hell? I cannot help it. I need to get rid of my itch. Brrrrr….. Need some time underwater.
Aaaah… that is some relief! Now I’m ready to oblige, all poised and calm. What are you grinning at – girl with the camera? Did you capture my ” Brrrrrrrrrrr…” moment? Fie on you! And stop grinning….
“Cock-a-doodle – do
Hey,You are not part of my crew
I will crush you like little tooth picks
If you give my chicks bird-flu !!! “
Poems and crazy thoughts apart, I had no idea what was going on between the duck and the rooster when i took this shot.
Did the duck cross boundaries?
Was the rooster just plain agressive? Or a responsible father taking care of his lot?
What was he ‘crowing’ about? That he discovered a ‘quack’ eh? 😉
I took this photo from behind a tree as I saw this rare sight of peaceful coexistence at a small farm in the outskirts of Madras. The farmer goes about his work with the huge tractor, tilling the soil . The birds maybe used to his presence – are not intimidated into taking flight, but rather wait expectantly for some tasty tidbits (read earthworms and other slithery friends) that the wheels of the tractor may turn up.
A group of friends and I went on a long drive recently. We were totally unprepared for this grand sighting at the car park of one of the places where we stopped. This majestic guy, marched up and down, strutting along for the benefit of his awe-struck admirers. Maybe he knew that we were clicking frantically like the paparazzi – for he gave us all the right poses!
Some sound advice indeed. No one would want to mess with you!
Some of us are loners,
To work with someone is beneath our honor,
On our own efforts we want to fly high,
Any attempts to join a group will we continuously defy,
And then there are those,
who think – the others are not their type,
They feel like the odd one out,
when they do not fit the stereotype
Some of us put up with another,
Albeit from a distance,
Getting too close with a fellow brother,
Sometimes might be a hindrance,
And then there are those who work in twos,
Without the other – one cannot even choose
And then there are the small homogenous groups,
Where everyone feels the need to keep each other in the loop,
The group grows into a herd,
It becomes difficult to move forward,
Gone are hopes of peace
Familiarity soon breeds contempt,
As everyone wants to have their way,
Discussions and compromises are the last attempt,
Before you realise – together you cannot stay
And then the final phase,
You realise – no man is an island,
Rules of nature apply,
And everyone we no longer can ban,
The Solution – Keep them all equidistant,
Not too close, not too far – that here is absolutely salient,
Wisdom dawns at the end of your strife,
For what you went through – is called the circle of Life!
P.S. Click on the pictures for a larger display. I thank the birds for helping me gain some perspective!