Saturday, February 11, 2017

Backyard Babblers

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YellowBilled Babblers are a frequent visitor of our backyard in the morning and evening and the birds arrive as a group of 5 or 6 squeak like squirrels or mouse until they keep away. I remember following or seeing these birds from our days in apartment, with open vegetation in front of our home, the birds forage frequently on ground and trees. Lately, I see one of the babblers, a common resident breeding bird in Sri Lanka and southern India; keep hitting the mirror of a neighbour’s window and sometime the rear mirror of dad’s bike, perhaps seeing its own reflection thinking it to be some other.

Not only babbler, I have seen bulbul behaving similarly and hope many other birds follow the same. The babblers here were shot during noon sunlight in late August and they were digging on the corners of the compound wall for forage. This species, like most babblers, is not migratory and has short rounded wings and a weak flight and is usually seen calling and foraging in groups. 

Looking down
Hai dude what's up? (below)
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nothing to say ya, let me find
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12 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful and creative photography of our 'feathered friends' ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Weekend ~ ^_^

eileeninmd said...

Hello, interesting name and bird. Great shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

GreenComotion said...

Hi Jeevan-
I have never seen this bird. So, quite the treat!
I remember the name Bulbul and I have often wondered if that is what they thought of when naming the Bulbuldhara.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Gosia k said...

interesting bird and we do not have them in Poland

Jenn Jilks said...

Such lovely birds. Thank you for visiting me!

Sandi said...

Extraordinary beauty can be found in the most ordinary places. :)

Alok singhal said...

Seems they are enjoying themselves. I am poor at remembering the names though I have seen a plenty of birds on my trips.

Devilish Angel said...

Yes these birds always come in group. I put grains to them. always feel good to see birds...

Destination Infinity said...

The crack in the wall enhances the photo of the bird. Nice :)

Destination Infinity

Rajesh said...

Great shots of the babblers. They are very active birds.

Twilight Man said...

This is a unique bird which we do not have them in our country. We have the common sparrows and crows with many migrant birds of Winter visiting like beautiful herons.

ashok said...

great clicks Jeevan!