Mar 12, 2010

Birds are back!!

Yes! All those beautiful birds that had almost vanished in winter are back with the onset of summer! Those friendly Indian robins too had become a rarity for a few months.
And this time we were lucky enough to click a kingfisher, though from a huge distance....

And another one was a woodpecker Hoopoe that came and sat right in front of home, and started singing, nodding its head right and left for a couple of minutes! And lucky enough, it gave us a chance to click one pic.

There are so many other visitors, which I fail to recognize, and couldn’t even take a click...
And guess what?? The Indian robin pair that bred on the terrace is back again! And they are back to the same nest, which had left undisturbed since last year, and today we discovered they’ve again laid a clutch of 3 eggs! Now there’s some inspiration to get home from work early and watch these little beauties..... How I wish I can catch them learning to fly, which I missed last time.....

Will keep you all posted if something special happens....

P.S. Birders, please elaborate on these birds :)


  1. Oh good to see someone else besides me posting on birds! OK here we go, the kingfisher is white-throated kingfisher and your "woodpecker" is Hoopoe (the national bird of Israel). More details here -
    I heard sunbirds re-occupy the nests, heard first time about robins doing the same.

  2. OMG!! How ignorant of me!!
    I had seen this bird many a time, but always assumed that it was a woodpecker!
    Its high time i learn to identify birds, rather than naming them just like that....