Photoblog…Indian pitta

The Indian pitta is a small,colorful bird,semi nocturnal in nature

It breeds,mainly in Himalayas ,and a migratory bird to forests in karnataka

Usually seen,on the floor of forests,trying to find,insects,earthworms ,among the fallen leaves

A very shy bird….it is more often heard…than seen…

Every bird watcher dreams of seeing one,because of its stunning colors,we were lucky to see him/her on both the days in #ganeshgudi

It gets its name from Telugu language…in which pitta means small…in Hindi it is also called navarangi or the bird with 9 colors…sometimes called 6 o'clock bird…as it is most often seen either at dawn or at dusk…the bird is also mentioned in Sanskrit literature & is called chitrak…which means a painted bird…

It is one of the most beautiful birds I saw…and the way the green,yellow,orange ,red blends is something to be seen…seeing pitta a rarely seen bird,for all three days,in ganeshgudi ,has been one of my best …#birding experience …:))

A few lines…r may be you can say my thoughts…about this tiny bird…..

It is all silent…just before the dawn……………………………..

The sky…is all dark blue……..

Waiting for the first rays of sun……..

In that quietness….there is a gentle rustle ….of the fallen leaves…

As my gaze…tries to find…what it is…

A sudden flash of umpteen colors…and …a small stunning bird…

Hops..&…hops…&hops

Before I can even react…to this beauty….

The shy bird…just vanishes……!!!!!

 

Yess…that is the Indian pitta bird…one needs to see it..& experience it

 

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Happiness….

What is happiness ….?…I wonder…!…does one go finding it..?or as u go through your life…happiness happens…I feel it is the latter ..

Happiness is a happening..!..it happens…when one meets some one nice…when you see something beautiful..to be happy is a feeling…is an emotion..and one feels it anywhere..anytime…

Happiness is a state of mind…it is a decision..I feel …to be happy…one needs to consciously decide…as one decides…there is an outcome…depending on a decision..one is happy..or..sad..!

A few days back…we took a decision..to travel…to meet friends..to spend some time in wilderness..it was one hell of a decision…all we did was…spend great time with pals…enjoy the quietness of forests…watch the most colorful birds…right now…I am in a happy frame of mind…:)

Meeting friends…who are genuinely nice…make you re think your opinion…that this world is full of fake people…it is heartening to realise…there are still good people around

And…wilderness …forests…what can one say..but it is a great leveller…!!!

Happiness…is what you remember with a smile…an experience …a thought…a feeling…an heartfelt emotion…time with your family…good food..nature…

 

One should go out…and find happiness…i did..I keep doing..otherwise life is sooo boring

Birds…makes me happy

 

Flowers make me happy…

God…prayers…make me happy

Color…green makes me happy..

Animals…make me smile…

To be amongst nature…makes me feel good..list is endless…it is a huge world out there…you just need to watch out…so that you can seize the moment…and feel that great feeling…which all call it as HAPPINESS…!!

 

After a holiday

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3 weeks since I last wrote…it was a lovely holiday…birding…friends…and some good times…
Nature is the best rejuvenator…the color green is the best therapy…& that combined with beautiful birds..!..nothing better than that…
Add friends to it…what can b more nicer…vijays friends were amazing…:)!
Then home in Bangalore …my neighbours…
That was an amazing mix of happenings…
Now back in Sohar …with lot of memories…will b sharing them …one by one…!