Sunday, August 8, 2010

Compulsions of urban livelihoods


City dwelling mynahs probably adapt themselves in myriad ways to their surroundings. After all, trees and shrubs are hard to come by in concrete jungles. Here is how two different families have settled in a bustling highway. Family One - our immediate neighbours - have a small dwelling, and the address line 1 reads - Telephone Post No 2, Road No 220 North.


Family One's distant cousins have a cozy apartment a few kilometres away, in an underpass below a railway line. You can see that they have plenty of neighbours, and there are plenty more apartments yet to be let out. If you were writing to them, use this address - Apt # B322, Bijwasan Underpass, Ring Road.

Plenty of bird baths placed by concerned members of a different species make their days that much easier.
As you can see, we had dropped by, and Ms Mynah wouldn't let us get a word in edgeways.
You may like to visit one of our other neighbours. We have since moved.
Now that you have visited them, take time off to visit other worlds
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12 comments:

  1. I love the inventiveness of these birds and your great commentary to go with it. I'm sure they appreciate such good neighbours.

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  2. I love it! And I can only echo what Dave has written! Love your post for the day, love the birds and the big smile all of you brought to my evening! Have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  3. Great shots. I have seen a similar setup near my residence.

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  4. Oh, that's just lovely! Birds are so inventive!

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  5. Cute post. Very creative. I enjoyed your photos and your comments. Made me smile.

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  6. Dave, Sylvia, Rajesh, Lady Fi, J Bar, Gwen, Many thanks

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  7. Terrific observation, Swarna. And then taking the time and trouble to actually capture their 'apartments' . Nice going.And nice write-up.

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  8. I enjoyed reading your creatively written post. It’s a nice reminder that humankind must share the world with other creatures that also adapt … even when trees are gone and jungles are made of concrete.

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  9. Kallu, Penelope - one could watch them all day.......

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  10. What a fun post! Mynahs seem to be my garden mascots. They're up before I am, staking out the lawn and making sure the pests are under control. Love them!

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