Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rain drops bring Green Visitor!

One can never trust the weatherman! At first the forecast was of normal monsoons, then they modified it to a delayed but normal monsoon, and now it is delayed and subnormal monsoon. I guess its just another euphemism for telling that we might have the spectre of drought staring at us. Well, we did have some rains lately and they were enough to infuse a sense of freshness in the whole ambience. This colorful birdie flew in to add to the ambience with its myriad moods and expressions, and was patient enough to pose for me. Nicely camouflaged between the green leaves this Parrot was busy feasting on the sunflower seeds. A little zoom and his antics were more apparent. My loving gaze failed to flatter him and he shifted his location thinking that he’ll have more privacy atop the Mango tree. But, oh no! Horrors of horrors…the sunflower stalk escaped his beak and fell down. 'Look at the impertinence of this lady; she is reveling in my misery, let that camera meet the same fate as my food and then I’ll love to see the look on her face.' 'Hey! You wanna shoot me? Well then, take this….''How about this…'

18 comments:

sweet bay said...

He is so very well camoflauged! And lovely!

Julie said...

Oh GT...this is such an adorable post!!! That bird was so camophlauged... it is amazing...nature is so devine! Loved seeing all the great shots you got of him/her. That cute little beak is so great!!!

Claude said...

what a great little bird... Grand Prarie TX, the about 6 miles from where I live has Quaker parrots that have excaped from captivity colonizing one of the city parks. I need to go over and see if I can get some pics in my ambling around. They're such fun birds to watch...

Nicole said...

Sweet bird!

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Hope there will be plenty of rain soon and much cooler weather too.

Loved the series of pics of that gorgeous green parrot!

Cosmos said...

It seems birds love to eat, sing and - to visit your garden, in moisture!

Chandramouli S said...

I'm sure you had great fun watching that parrot. I do that myself. These are the most interesting birds I've ever seen. I love to watch them on the Holy Fig tree beside my house and of course, I have two cute little parakeets who entertain me with their clown-like acts.

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Matron said...

There are now large flocks of these green parrots flying over the South of England and London in particular. You hear their screech first, then look up and see their long tails flying behind. When you do catch a glimpse of them in the trees (and they are really well camoflaged) they are unmistakable.

Sunita said...

Great photos! Their bright red beak always gives them away, doesn't it ?That, and their loud screech.
Are you sure there weren't more of his friends hiding somewhere? They always travel in flocks.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Beautiful captures, what a great serie if pictures. I've never seen a green parrot in the wild but perhaps it is because the can hide cleverly among the foliage.

TYRA

workhard said...

Love the parrot.. its so cute..

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Carol said...

Oh I am so glad to have found your garden by way of Tyra's blog! I can understand your angst with that parrot... he is so beautiful there in your sunflowers ... at first i did not see him at all! Hopefully he will not eat anymore of your flowers! Wonderful blog! Wish I could send you some of our rain!

A wildlife gardener said...

How wonderful of the parrot to vsit and bring your garden to life :)

I hope you have rains soon to keep everything alive :)

Come and see me soon...

http://ourlittlecornerofparadise.blogspot.com/2009/07/softly-awakes-my-heart.html

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Just popped by to say I love the comments you leave on my blog and often make me laugh out loud. Thanks my dear!

Flowers said...

Like your garden art. Enjoyed the pictures of garden very much. Keep it up the good work.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Oh, I love your little story! A cute way of telling what happened, with a little added humor!
I might not have noticed the parrot in the first photo, had you not noted exactly where it was, between leaves!
How nice to see parrots flying freely. We have to go to the PetShop to see them!! Poor birdie, lost his seeds. Oh well, I'm sure he had NO trouble at all getting them back again when you put your camera away! CUTE!

Annie in Austin said...

Green Thumb - this is such a wonderful, fun post! I love expanding the first photo to see the little red beak hidden inside the foliage,

Austin's summer heat & drought have been so stressful and worrying that I've barely visited other blogs. So glad to see your sweet adventures ;-]

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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