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Rain

I wondered what the blue jay was hiding so carefully: a peanut! The wind and rain have stowed some small, pale blue, and milky white eggs on the lawn…robins’s? The trillium flowers are not quite there yet. Advertisements

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Erubescent

Meet the rose-ringed parakeet! (Rose-ringed Parakeet on Redbubble) There were some watercolours of parakeets, painted by Maya Burman, in the hotel foyer in New Delhi. I have seen these birds in Hyde Park too! They are abundant in India. Here is … Continue reading

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Tigers and Trees

I promised a tiger picture! Here is the cub that chased the wild boar that got away. Mum was hiding in the long grass; resting in the heat of the day, only the tips of her ears, a playful paw … Continue reading

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Ranthambhore Reserve

 Ranthambore Tiger Reserve has more than just tigers! We saw wild boar, sambar, chital (spotted deer), Nilgai (blue bull), and many different birds, including peacock, lapwing, snake bird, stork, woodpecker, cowpie… There are sloth bear, wild dog, hyena and other … Continue reading

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Crested Pigeon

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You don’t say: It’s a Grey jay!

The Grey jay, both salt and pepper flavours, a friendly contender. Isn’t that a great picture of a hatchling? with Attribution: Dan Strickland at the English language Wikipedia, reference.

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Loon Love

What a fine upstanding citizen. Have you voted? The Common Loon is ahead in the primaries. I like the loon, but the others are great too!  

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Francolin, My Dear

   The under appreciated Yellow-necked spurfowl. Geelkeel fisant na die Troupant. These little fowl would pop out of the undergrowth and speedtrot in front of the vehicle in a panic, before remembering that they could fly. Every now and then … Continue reading

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Lilac-breasted Rollering

(CC-BY-SA 4.0; built on picture by  Prabir2011) Ah, but does the Lilac-breasted roller roll in pale or bright? Or is Crayola-, Pourpre- or French lilac also alright? It’s wearing its wedding pants; but I can offer leggings! It is the … Continue reading

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Crowned Crane

   The Crowned crane is the national bird of Uganda. Both the male and female sport golden crowns. We spotted this one wading through the Rapunzel-spun grass with its family. They are very effective tree ornaments!    Since the French … Continue reading

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