The noisy macaw family…

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The Macaw Family


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! 🙂




A Brrrrrrr Moment ;-)

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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???

Gliding smoothly

Oh good, they’ve started clicking away. Crazy humans!

Let me try reaching the spot elegantly and in style

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.

Back to my usual poised self 🙂

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….

Peacock diet…

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What do I see there? A snake perhaps...fat insect?
Tip toeing across twigs and branches elegantly...
Is this what I saw from afar? I must get my eyes checked... The snake is actually a branch...
Fat insect just a speckled mushroom...? yes, yes - it is quite clear up close! So much, for an interesting meal today ...


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“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 !!! “

What was going on in this rooster's mind? ...

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? 😉

Peaceful co-existence

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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.

The man, the machine and the birds...

The Turkey March…

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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!

The grand entrance
Once to the left...
One to the right...
One from the back...
One from the side...
One up close
"One of sarcasm - can you not see the Trash bin behind me? Do not litter! " he says

Some sound advice indeed. No one would want to mess with you!

The phases we go through …

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Some of us are loners,

To work with someone is beneath our honor,

Independent or Isolated?

On our own efforts we want to fly high,

Any attempts to join a group will we continuously defy,

Lose the burden,and fly high

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

Odd one out !

Some of us put up with another,

Albeit from a distance,

Getting too close with a fellow brother,

Sometimes might be a hindrance,

I dont trust you

And then there are those who work in twos,

Without the other – one cannot even choose

Together is good, Dependence is not!

And then there are the small homogenous groups,

Where everyone feels the need to keep each other in the loop,

success of small groups prompt you to make them larger!

The group grows into a herd,

Problems increase,

It becomes difficult to move forward,

Gone are hopes of peace

Large groups, more problems

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

Impossible to be together!

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!

Not distant but Equidistant

P.S. Click on the pictures for a  larger display. I thank the birds for helping me gain some perspective!