Here's our friend the spotted owl, who resides in Lalbagh:
The first owlet that we saw in Lalbagh was too alert for us, and flew off into a different tree; but then we came around the large tree which Sainath said contained their nest...and there we saw this one:
That will give you an idea of the majesty of the trees in Lalbagh..and make you think of the majesty of the innumerable trees that have been cut down in this city lately, to make way for humans!
At the second location, we found a couple in the trees, and one flew into the tree-hole,and shortly thereafter, peeped out at us in the most endearing way!
Here's a distant shot, that will once again show the girth of the trees that support such bird-life:
The other one was pretty comfortable (probably had a good dinner of rats!) and was dozing comfortably, not in the least bothered by our presence below:
The last owlet we saw had a lovely background of green; but alas,my pictures haven't turned out well at all, so I will leave that one for sainath and amoghavarsha to display!
Soon there's going to be a delightful squirrel post from me, with one photograph where you have to decide if it's friendship..or sex!Aha... That got your eye, didn't it!
Thank you, Sainath, for introducing me to your spotted friends, and teaching me how to post to Picasa, to Flickr and to LJ.