Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
A rare visitor –
I shot this bird in flight in Kerala…true free spirit.
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Spotted this fella from the Nameless winged tribe again…
Taking a calm & leisurely stroll by the poolside.
Pray, what are Sundays for in anycase?
Tweet on black bird.
In case you’re wondering what’s so mergeful about this photograph…
Well, these birds, the Alpine Chough were shot by me in Jungfraujoch/Top of Europe, Switzerland at an altitude of 11,700 feet.
What made it apt for this theme was the backdrop where snow, sky & mist merged to make it pretty hard to see beyond these birds.
I honoured these birds by featuring them in an earlier post –
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They were sweet black birds with yellow beaks against a sheer snowy white backdrop. I was seeing these birds for the first time & they were close in appearance to crows, but for their beaks. Found them interesting, as they calmly beheld tourists in the midst of the biting cold. And they had no problem being photographed either.
A bit of Google search indicates they are officially the Alpine Chough & are also known as the Yellow-Billed Chough.
Presenting the Happy Choughs of Jungfraujoch…
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary – situated fairly close to Mysore in Karnataka state, is a bunch of small islets on the River Cauvery. Every year the sanctuary becomes an active nesting ground for thousands of migratory birds from various parts of the world. Photos from my visit.