In the meantime, let’s travel the world with Unknown Mami who hosts my favorite-est link up – Sundays In My City. This Sunday, we’re all about the birds and the trees. Here are some of my favorite photos – all from the Ranganthittu bird sanctuary, which I visited last week.
The birds were gorgeous – it was breeding season and amazing to be there.
Birds everywhere – what a variety!
It was as if groups of birds had claimed certain trees as their own!
Getting my ducks in a row!
This lovely pelican’s beak just shimmered like a sheet of silk in the breeze.
And here’s my favorite photo. I had to zoom to click this – but I wanted to capture on camera what my eyes enjoyed. I wanted to catch the bird feeding its chicks…but I was not fast enough. Also, the boat in which we were paddling was rocking a little – I had to remember there were active crocodiles in the water! This may not be the most expert photo ever, but I love it – the coloring appeals to me.
And now, come, let’s head over to Unknown Mami’s. The world is waiting!
Amazing pictures… I think birds can be so tricky to photograph well but you did a great job.
I am very much an aim and click photographer, Molly 😀 – I credit the camera! Thanks so much for the compliment! I love your photos!
What amazing birds in this park. Just beautiful. Glad to read your son is making you proud. Have a great week. 🙂
Thank you, Raymonde! 🙂 The birds were gorgeous! Happy you visited – and have a wonderful week too!
Beautiful photos, a delightful place, I like the pelican. Greetings.
Greetings, Leovi! Thank you. The pelican was a delight to watch. There were plenty of them around.
What a place to visit you have!
That pelican shot is great.
Have a good week ahead!
Thank you, BLOGitse! I fell in love with your yellow tulip!
The pelican shot is great. I love pelicans. There is something beautiful about them.
Yes, Laurie. They were beautiful. I remember seeing some massive pelicans in Shillong, in North East India. That was amazing.
Hi Vidya! Congratulations on Vidur’s success. How wonderful! And I’m sure you’re all excited about the summer holidays as well. I look forward to those pictures and stories! Today’s post was amazing, as usual. A ‘birdly’ feast for the eyes, if you will. I LOVED the ‘ducks in a row’ going under the bridge Perfect! And the pelican! And the mama with her chicks. Just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m so glad you are a shutterbug!
Thank you, dearest Terri! We’re all quite excited. Especially after a crazy previous week – this was indeed great.Oh, you should have seen those ducks gliding around. There was a tiny chick in their midst – and it was so cute. I am thrilled you came by!
Beautiful pictures!! And crocodiles in the river!! Did you see any? Love this post as usual!!
Thanks Betsy! And oh yes, we saw four of them. Two were in the water – literally gliding around and two were sunning themselves on the rocks. I didn’t post those pictures 😀
Each week when you flash these pictures on your blog, I feel like a kid getting an ice cream cone. It gives me a taste of your world through your eyes. I love birds. When I go rowing, there is an area with waterfalls where the birds congregate…sometimes I just sit and watch. It is beauty beyond belief. As always, thanks for sharing your Sundays Vidya.
Oh, thank you, Fran. What a sweet comment! I love the peace and serenity of water and birds. In fact, I feel like I got a delicious ice cream each time I pick up my camera and know I am going to enjoy taking lots of pictures. I love how animals and birds are so un-self-conscious – that that makes it so much more delightful!
Wonderful capture of all these birds. I really liked the shot of the mother bird and her chicks.
Thank you, Tara. I love that shot too – makes me think of happy lazy afternoons!
Congrats to Vidur and you as well Vidya!
I know how tough the courses are nowadays, and glad he scored so well! He does deserve a good holiday and a little time away from the studies as well 🙂
Beautiful snaps of the birds while your trip out. I loved the fact that you managed to click so many pictures and even captured the one with the nest 🙂
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you so much, dear Harleen! The happy part is we don’t involve ourselves much in his school work – and that’s a bonus. He works under pressure from within himself – which I think is a good thing.
I do tend to overdose on the photos when we go out. 😀 Love taking pictures. Thank you so much for your kind words!
I love the top photo. I so enjoy birds in natural settings, you are lucky to have that sanctuary close enough to enjoy it.
Yes, Maggie, I think we’re fortunate too. The birds were so friendly, they’d fly so close to us. Loved that trip and boat ride!
The pelican looks prehistoric!
Outstanding & Unbeleivabley Gorgeous.
thank you for your Sunday’s Vidya.
…they are now My Sunday’s Too. :)) Xxxxx
Hugs, Kim – you should have seen them – there were plenty of them around. It was great to see them swooping down into the water and flying out so gracefully! I am so happy you come by!
I especially like the flock swimming in the green river under the bridge. The colors are so vibrant!
Hi Traci – it was lovely to see the black swans in that green water. The whole place had a wonderful atmosphere with so many birds around. Thank you for coming by!
Even inactive crocodiles would make me paddle carefully! Gorgeous photos!
Oooh Galen – they were enjoying the sun on the rocks – and we paddled so close to them. Then one of the fellas insisted the croc was angry because of the position of its tail 😀 and of course, we sped away. Thank you for being here!
We too are bird lovers. Hubby found a web cam last year that was in an Eagle’s Nest and we certainly enjoyed watching those Eaglets grow up and fledge!
Wow, Keetha, that’s so exciting. Years ago, a friend of mine sent me a series of pictures of a humming bird hatching out of its egg and it was so lovely to see. Thanks for coming by! 😀
Beautiful pictures of the birds!
Thank you, Mama Zen! 🙂
These pictures make me smile. I especially like the one with the little bridge, and the water is so green.
Thanks, Robyn! Yes – it was a pretty sight. I have loads of photos of that place – especially the little chick that was getting in everyone’s way!
Love the ducks swimming in green waters too.. woww! It’s great to be outside with nature a lot, something I hardly do these days which I think I should! Your sunday post inspires me to.. hugs..
Thank you so much, Mama Tim. So happy you came by! My son loves to visit the zoo – and so do i. Very soothing to watch ducks 🙂
Love the tree on the rock, my favorite photo of the day! Gorgeous!
Welcome and Thank you, Jodi! I loved that too! 🙂
Crocodiles, huh? We have the alligators here….
Congrats for your son, I’m sure you are very proud.
Thanks for sharing your pics, they were great.
Thank you, Bill. Such a pleasure to see you here. Oh yes – apparently that lake is infested with crocodiles. We saw at least four – one speeding around in the water and three sunning themselves on the rocks. Urrgh.
It seems like just the other day that my son started grade 1 and I cried as I watched him skip into his class. 😀 And now, he towers over me and looks very young-man-ish. I feel blessed to think of the great years gone by and the wonderful ones ahead.
Glad you came by!
Mine are 26 and 23 and both bigger than me; I know what you mean….:)
So fun to see the birds in the park. That is wonderful that your son is doing well. Take care.
Thank you, dear Cathy! Hugs!
This is the dumbest thing I will ever admit but since I’m throwing caution to the wind (I’m looped up on anti-psychotics and whatchamacallits and everything else that makes me feel like some sort of verbal filter is missing) that I had no idea that pelicans could fly.
There. I said it.
I truly honestly didn’t know.
Kind of blew my mind seeing it up in the tree.
Man I need to get out of Canada. And my PJ’s.
😀 Come to India. By the way, that’s not dumb at all. I remember a time when I thought crocodiles and alligators were the same thing :D. Hugs, Kim – am tracking your Facebook updates and waiting for my invitation to the shower. 😀
I am a lover of our fine feathered friends and feed ’em year round here on the Ponderosa. Your collection is absolutely amazin’ and the pictures are simply breathtakin’!!!
Thanks for sharin’!
God bless ya sweetie and have an excellent kinda week!!!
Dearest Nezzy, thank you so much for coming by. Oh, we had a wonderful time – and I thought I could have lived there, just watching those birds go about their business. You have a fabulous week too! Hugs!
love the pictures, enjoying the blog a lot aunty
spent the next 15 minutes googling at pictures of pelicans 🙂
🙂 Thank you, rclotion! – Glad you enjoyed it! Pelicans are very interesting birds – and come in different sizes!
The bird with the chicks is heartwarming. I’m at work today and someone just came in who has your first name.
It is, isn’t it? There were several like that and made me feel happy all over. 🙂 Interesting about the name – imagine, when my Mom chose that name she thought it was rare. I hope I meet you someday! Hugs!