August 13th, 2014

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House Sparrows having a mud-bath, Forest Park, 110814...and others

Sparrows mud bathing:



Here's my video of two of these perky creatures, one of whom is not happy with what she sees in the rear-view mirror. This was from Ragihalli, 160110.




One of them having baths in water, from JLR, Kabini, 210710:



Finally, a video of them having a grass bath, replete with one Lousy Jokku from me ("Rice Baath" is the name of a Karnataka dish) , also from the same visit to Kabini:

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Nature at a bus stop, St.Louis, 120814

Here's the patch of "weeds" at the bus stop where we wait, to send KTB off to school, and get her back again in the evening.

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You wouldn't think that would be full of interest, would you? But you'd be wrong!

First off, the grass with its seeds looked so lovely:

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I saw these beautifully-forming seed-pods:

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Another plant gave me the gift of these burrs, to disperse its seeds far and wide:

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Then I realized that there was a flowering Convolvulus vine, too, so I went near one flower to photograph a bee.

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I then realized that the flower had another occupant, apart from the bee..
There was a spider sitting there, as well!

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The bees took their turn with the pollen:

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I spent two hours at that bus-stop, and never got bored for a single minute! I had my fill of Nature and wildlife, just sitting in an empty lot and waiting for a bus!