Residents, visitors and other beings extraordinaire! 5

“There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.” – Robert Lynd

Over the years as ‘development’ takes place, many bird species have disappeared from this place. The woodpecker is not seen any more and the Barbet that once nested here can just be heard intermittently.


The Coucal or the Crow Pheasant has not been seen or heard for a very long time and the Rufous Treepie too, is a rare sight.



The more you allow yourself  into the marvels of Nature, the more you are left wonder-struck as to the resourcefulness and beauty of its creatures. There are times when I feel that my heart will explode with the sheer joy of it all…….and it probably will. But what a way to go!!


Then, there are those that you know are around but do not show themselves so easily, as they are creatures of the night…….

Or, the season……


With creaking joints and not so steady hands anymore, I often lift the camera, but mostly dis-engage myself from the equipment and continue watching the world of nature; wishing I could record all the sounds and symphony’s of the ever changing, magical ‘little forest’ around me!

What do they taste?

What do they think of us?

Do birds suffer from joint pains?

Do they tremble and groan when flying or landing to perch?

Where do they go to die?

Do they go someplace or just drop dead?

Who really is watching whom?


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