But now, the rodents have brought the Barn Owls back. I've been seeing a Shikra, too, regularly; at dusk, it often picks up a rat and sits on a tree in the Mini-Forest to consume its repast.
Yesterday, my neighbours Krupakar and Poonam showed me an owl sitting on the compound wall of my apartment:
Alas, the traffic drove it away after a while, and I could not get a better photograph than this...but it's good to know that the owls are back! Who knows, maybe we'll get rat snakes too, soon....
is a good photograph by Rajneesh Suvarna.