The Koel, of course, starts its call well before dawn.
As the light increases, I hear the little voice of the Purple-rumped Sunbird
Male Purple-rumped Sunbird
Female Purple-rumped Sunbird
And the bolder call of the Tailorbird.
Common Mynas screech as they look for food.
Jungle Mynas add their call too.
Rose-ringed Parakeets are audible as they sail past overhead.
Male (with rose ring around the neck) and female Rose-ringed Parakeets
House and Jungle Crows add their cawing to my ears.
Jungle (or Long-billed) Crow
I hear, above me, the whinnying of the Black Kites.
A White-cheeked Barbet winds itself up to begin its "guttr-guttr" call. Red-whiskered Bulbuls pour their liquid, burbling song into the morning air.
When I reach my front door, the pigeons living in the ventilator shaft coo at each other, and I know I am home.
Quite a delightful medley, early in the morning! I think of those who live near forests of lakes, and who must be hearing so many more birds.....what bird calls do you hear, first thing in the morning?