Monsoon romance: Birds love rain, rain loves birds

Rains drive some of us indoors. But a Green Ogre loves nothing more than to step out, get wet and click madly. Sandy’s excuse to step into the rain: Uh, let’s go see what the birds are up to. Well, entertain yourself.

Behind the bars...

A Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) slips precariously through electric lines as rain approaches

Is the rain gone ? : A pond heron seems to look around anxiously during a break in the shower

What?! Has it stopped raining already? This Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) looks around anxiously during a break in the shower

 

Brown girl In the rain : A baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) female enjoys an early monsoon shower.

Brown Girl In The Rain: A juvenile Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) enjoys an early monsoon shower. Tra-la-la-la-la!

 

The Harbinger: Pied cuckoos (Clamator jacobinus) are monsoon migrants, who generally arrive in India a few days before monsoons. In South India however, it is a resident.

The Harbinger: Pied or Jacobin Cuckoos (Clamator jacobinus) are monsoon migrants that generally arrive in India a few days before monsoons. In South India, however, it is a resident.

A male pond heron (Ardeola grayii) gets a stylish red mane , during the monsoons, as it develops its breeding plumage.

A male Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) gets a stylish red mane during the monsoons, a signature of good genes that it aches to propagate

 

Posted from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

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Sandy

A software professional who turned to photography to get his own wallpapers, Sandy found himself suddenly in a world he never knew existed: A Pandora's box that amazed, captivated and opened him inside out. "Photography made me get closer to nature," he says. "And to give something back, I started blogging to create awareness of how fragile the earth and the life it supports are." Apart from photography and nature he writes a bit, watches (too many) movies and reads drop-dead action novels.