Common tailor bird

I am surprised…that there are so many birds around our home…all sort of calls…sweet…loud…noisy..

But the trees …all have thick foliage…green & dense because of the monsoons…& the birds are so tiny…& since it is cloudy…difficult to get a perfect picture…

Anyways…today..I found a tailor bird…all these days…for past 8 days…I had heard its loud call…but I never sighted it…this afternoon I did…it is so cute…at first a little wary of me…but then …it presented itself quite well…few pics..on a cloudy day

Little shy at first…

 

Then came onto this bark

 

Long upright tail…greenish upper part…rust coloured head…a song bird

 

They get their name…from the way they build their nest…they actually sew a big leaf's edges…with plant fibre r spider silk!

 

This isn't that clear…but it was trying to eat the bug…there…!

I had heard about tailor bird …in rudyard kipling's jungle book…& the birds name was darzi…as in Hindi …it does mean tailor…I have forgotten it…but will read again

But…never had I thought…I would see a tailor bird…in this concrete jungle…thank god for all these beautiful big…old trees..!

 

Tom & jerry

3yrs back…when I had my knee surgery…as I came back home…found 2 baby squirrels in my attic…mom had abandoned them…for 24 hrs vijay fed them…then we felt it is better we send them to a rescue home…so the first number in the yellow pages..people for animals…called them…dr.selva…a gentle being…sent a boy to collect them. …we were asked to name them…so it was tom& jerry….we paid for their maintenance …after 6 months we got a mail…it said they are big ,healthy…& as per their rules…they will be released in the area..where they were found..!

So …one fine day they were released…near the tree next to our balcony…& we were told…they will be around our home….& they said…they will never be scared of us…they will know our voices…& they may raise their kids in the same attic…

That hasn't happened yet…!but both have grown up…they stare at me when I am on the terrace…noisy..run all around the house…I just want to believe…these two squirrels are the same…Tom & jerry…here are some pics…of these cute fellas…

Watching me…:)

 

Love these yellow flowers

 

This is smaller of the two

 

It must be really sweet

 

It feels good to see them…all grown up