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.
A Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) slips precariously through electric lines as rain approaches
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 juvenile Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) enjoys an early monsoon shower. Tra-la-la-la-la!
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, a signature of good genes that it aches to propagate
Posted from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.