Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Scene outside the balcony window : Crow & Myna

The big balcony in my home has a large window that overlooks the backyard of a few neighboring houses ;  the coconut and neem trees in those backyards are home to a variety of birds and I constantly witness the cacophony of these winged friends going about their affairs with gay abandon. Yes, there are a lot of birds fights and then there are heart warming scenes of mama birds feeding their lil ones. Today, I also witnessed 2 birds {myna,crow} quenching their thirst from the sweltering heat. What was even more delightful to see was that both the birds actually waited a few seconds to see which one would go first to drink. Myna ( not in this picture) then  moved a little farther indicating that the crow could have the first go. I immediately snatched my camera to capture this amazing show of solidarity by these 2 birds---

The overflowing water tank was the perfect opportunity for the crow and myna to have a hearty swig of the elixir of life.

As the myna moved a little farther, the crow came forward and takes a long long drink -----

Just as the crow flew away, the myna which was patiently sitting came forward to quench its thirst

The myna drinking water to its heart content before flying away---

Amazing ain't it ? Be it give and take or respecting each other's space, we humans have a lot to learn from these birds !