December 1st, 2007

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Unco-operative new laptop....

We went to Lalbagh today (in alphabetical order: anushsh,birdonthewire, Jaimon (whose website I don't know), wild_guy,and Mahesh ,to see the Mottled Wood Owl, and of course, whatever else we could see....

We came home very, very, happy with our sightings, and I downloaded the pics to my new laptop and then started uploading a few to my Flickr account. Felt very sleepy, so decided to do the rest later.

While we were all clicking away at the Mottled Wood Owl (or MWO as serious birders would probably call it), Mahesh joked that the minute we got home, there would be a race to both post the pics to INW, as well as on to our respective blogs....

So naturally, when I tried just now, the new laptop refuses to connect to the Internet at all, and since all the pics are on that (and of course I deleted all the images on the CF card promptly, I am SOOOOO efficient!), I cannot post the nicest pics....! I wish I was in the habit of using 4-letter words, because I would most certainly use some...!

Oh well, let me share the images that I *did* manage to post to Flickr...

Here's one I like, though (of course!) it is not really a 'great' shot....in the middle of the Ficus Benjamina leaves and figs, you can see a WHITE-CHEEKED BARBET, balancing itself with the help of legs and wings, and feeding on a fig...


white-cheeked barbet with fig lalbagh 011207

On the same tree, we saw a couple of GOLDEN ORIOLES...here's one, fluffing itself up (probably the winter weather!)


golden oriole side 011207


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And last but not least, in keeping with my traditon of including serious, thought-provoking pictures, here's a picture that's, er, two feet tall....


yoga in lalbagh


Tomorrow...no, on Monday...I hope to have my laptop (grrrrrr) working properly again, with anushsh's help, and post the pics of the MOTTLED WOOD OWL....!