Sunday, June 18, 2017

Babblers at my new Birdbath

I want to have a birdbath for long time and when I was residing at Kottivakkam in 2013 (a neighbourhood area) I use to place a steel water bowl for birds to drink and bath, but I gave up when happen to move to couple of places. I was looking for a birdbath made of concrete or mud but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I checked with flower pot makers and they have no idea what birdbath was. Thanks to the expose of bloggers from the western countries from where I learned and liked the birdbath.

Babblers at my birdbath

I searched at Amazon.in and I was surprised to find a little birdbath made of terracotta, from the Nature Forever Society to provide water for bird during the dry summer season. It wasn’t pricey but felt for that price ( 249) it could have been a bit larger for a couple of birds to take bath at a time… the birdbath came with three protective layers wrapped inside a box. I placed the birdbath in front of our home on the compound wall facing the doorstep. I was looking forward to birds and could you guess which one came first? It was a crow, drinking water last week and few time monkeys quench thirst.

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Two days back, by chance, I looked out during the afternoon, and was happy to find the Yellow Billed Babblers were cheerfully bathing at the birdbath. One by one leap into the birdbath and come out sprinkling water to look little skinny but there were more than two birds at the bath before arrive with camera. The birds which were quickie leaves sooner they took bath and the pictures were shot in hurry. The Yellow Billed Babbler is a grey color bird with light grey shades on head and belly and it forage by tiny flights on the ground or low blanches.  

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17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like your new birdbath was a hit. The birds love the water, for drinking and bathing. Cute birds and great series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

You may be starting something new in your area! The birds seem to be enjoying your birdbath!

Gordon said...

Well Jeevan that looks like it was a smart move, hthe Babblewrs are loving it. lets hope it attracts more birds.
All the best, Gordon.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the idea of your birdbath and lovely photos you captured quickly ~ delightful ~ ^_^


Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting ~ ^_^

Nancy Chan said...

I would love to have a birdbath in my garden too but I am worried the birds will leave their droppings on my laundry.

Twilight Man said...

You are so kind to think of getting the bird baths.

I have not seen them in my country but I was fortunate to see houses in America that often placed bird baths and food house/kiosks for birds. I love their caring culture towards all animals.

Sandhya said...

This is very good. These birds chirp a lot and I love the sound!

Pattu Raj said...

Lovely... Adyar is a nice area, with greenary and the cool sea.. Birds have a good habitat.

Destination Infinity said...

This is a great idea. You are an inspiration to many around here. I also thought of having a bird feeder but somehow the idea was not executed!

Destination Infinity

Betsy Adams said...

How neat!!!!! Your birds will definitely enjoy their new bird bath!!!!! I have two in my yard (one hooked to the deck and one out in the back yard) --and they love both of them... I could sit for hours and hours just watching the little birds taking a bath...... Love all of the shaking!!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Devilish Angel said...

Cute :)

Rose said...

I am glad you found the birdbath, but wish for you and the birds that it was bigger.

Lady Fi said...

Such lovely and sweet shots.

Rajesh said...

Wow! the birds are having a great time.

Sandi said...

"I checked with flower pot makers and they have no idea what birdbath was. Thanks to the expose of bloggers from the western countries from where I learned and liked the birdbath."

Funny! :-D

George said...

I'm glad you were able to find a birdbath and that you are enjoying it. You got a couple of great pictures.

L. D. said...

I really like your birdbath. I am glad you found something that works so well. You will have to keep the water filled so a small bird doesn't have to dip in so far down and then fall in. A rock set inside of it wold help a little bird to be able to land on it for water to drink. Do enjoy seeing the Babbers