There’s some good news! A crow couple, which lives adjacent to my building, is expecting triplets. They have a nest atop a coconut tree, which I can peek into from the stair case landing of the third floor. The would-be parents are guarding the eggs round the clock. But on this rare occasion, the parents were away and I managed to take two good photos of the pale green eggs in their nest.
|Three Crow's Eggs|
|Nearly Hidden From View|
Despite the scorching heat in the afternoon, the evenings are often cool and pleasant. Occasionally we even have a spell of rain. Early in the week, when it was about to rain, this Kingfisher seemed rapturous. It went about shrieking “Kee Kee Kee Keeeee”, almost begging me to take a picture of it. So I obliged.
|White Breasted Kingfisher|
In my earlier post, Birds from My Window, I’d mentioned the rare sighting of the Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker. Well, I recently spotted it for the second time. It was right above me, but I didn’t have my camera handy. By the time I went up and down three floors for my camera, the bird had moved away, thanks to the crows. But here is a zoomed in, long shot of the beauty.
|Lesser Golden-Backed Woodpecker|
Coming to the flora in my garden. The suspense with regard to my brinjal is over. And it is…. it is the small, round, purple variety. It was delicious, almost melting, as I had it in my sambar yesterday.
|Purple Brinjal Drenched in the Rain|
Let me sign off with pictures from the balcony garden and the garden downstairs.
|Bunches of Pink Ixora flowers|
|Spotted Leaves and Floor: Caladium Plant|