Sparrows…dust bath

Last evening…as we sat & drank our coffee…we saw a group of sparrows…kicking up lot of dust…a big flock…scratching the sand…& creating the dust..we wondered what they were upto…they were quite far away…I took this pics…from where we sat…because if we went near them.. They wud surely fly off…

And then I googled…and found that it is one of the favorite pastime of sparrows….few more birds..& some mammals too…like elephants(which we have seen)…bisons…cats of course..!

Here are few pics…not very clear…because of the distance ,…dust…& light..it was at dusk…

But…something of an unusual capture

 

A lot of them..!!!..& so immersed in it..!

 

They search for the best dust..!!!

Each digs a little well..& rolls..&rests

 

This little one…completely drowned in the sand..!!..playing peekaboo ..:)

 

 

 

By doing this…they lessen the excessive oil production…get rid of all ticks,…and feel fresh..& very importantly keep their wings healthy…

Just thought I should share this…

 

After 50 days

Was away from the campus …in sohar…for 50 days….when I returned…at first glance…all looked the same…but after some time quite a few changes…I realise…

The trees have got greener, new ,fresh green grass,after a harsh summer,all my bird friends,have grown up,most them now have mates..!!!

The days have got cooler,cold months are almost at the door step…took some pics…& here is a photo blog….

Neem trees look fresh,green..& all set to bloom…& when they do …I love the delicate aroma of the neem flowers

 

This bulbul ..&…sparrow…are friends for a long time now

 

Not a frequent visitor…but saw him the other day

 

A family of noisy parrots…earlier hadn't seen…now mornings…they create a hullabaloo

 

They have become a couple..:))…!!!

 

Another couple…!

 

A pair of babblers……are here too…

So…lot of changes…additions…&very refreshing….

 

And …yes…my favorite part of day..sunset has changed too…autumn sunsets…are very colorful..I feel..

Acacia shrub is in blooms….a sure sign of summer going home…next five months are better months in this part of the world…where there is no autumn or winter..or monsoons..

I simply call them the cool desert months…when the cool winds blows…when u can smell a quaint fragrance of the desert flowers…when one can see a clear sky with millions of stars…

It is best to appreciate …enjoy…where ever you are…I have learnt ,not to crib about things…which aren't here..instead acknowledge ..&… Treasure…whatever I have felt here

Sohar…oman

 

Karnataka ….beauty everywhere

Yesterday …we drove to nanjangud..the temple town…&..as we drove back home …we made quite a few stops…& I realised …our state is so beautiful …everywhere …these series of pics…just confirms it….

This is a photoblog…Beauty on the highway..!!

Wud love to live in that little home…

 

A painted stork dozing

 

The next pond…was full of these geese

 

Another water body…this snake bird group

 

Fields of maize

Pretty..& very noisy parrot…

 

Weaver bird…love the yellow..:)

 

Another pond…& this regal eagle…!

 

A nameless natural pond…sunset…colors….

A drive…a trip…scenic…soothing…

#karnataka

 

Cauvery …her colors…moods

River cauvery ….life line of my state karnataka ….last week …at #bheemeshwari…had an opportunity to observe her for almost 40 hrs…was able to capture her many moods…colors…hues……thanks to the changing colors of the sky….

This is a photo blog…river cauvery in all glory…in different moods or hues…!from 6 in the morning to 7 in the evening….

 

Early morning…before sunrise….

 

First rays of sun

 

In all its glory…very fresh…as the sun rose higher

 

A beautiful day …at 8…time for birds to get active…a wagtail

Mid afternoon…a bit cloudy

 

Late afternoon…a crocodile…relaxing…#bheemeshwari is known for its crocodiles too

 

Just before the sun could emerge from behind the clouds…to set…a swallow..& a bee-eater sharing a same twig…to catch their evening meal..

 

The golden waters…at the sun set..#cauvery

 

Cauvery reflecting the pink evening sky after the sunset

 

At dusk….just before the night sets in…wagtail too is all set for the night

#cauvery..#river…#karnataka…my photo blog