Apr 9, 2009

Cheeky Caw and the lone girlfriend

Ever since that first visit, the Kite (or that’s what I think it is due to its soaring behavior like Kites) couple have been inspecting our area though at a height these days and go away, not to return back for few more days (I guess that’d mean they’d found their prey to last for few days?).

Parrots were back and are their usual playing self. Koels started calling out for their mate. Especially this lone hunk was looking out for his love so seriously that he hardly noticed me nearing him! Good for me.

And then this funny thing happened weeks before. There was this stupid crow, wanting to share space with this parrot. Did he not know that this coconut tree is the Parrots’ territory? May be he was a new comer. He perched on a corner and slowly neared lady. Well, he was in serious trouble.

The moment she saw him few feet away from her, she charged straight at him, warding him off and began preening herself busily. The crow wasn’t going to stop his stupidity. He flew back to the leaf below her. Miss P’Ratty did tolerate it, knowing he was new, but Mr. Caw was being greedy. He wanted P’Ratty for his girlfriend. How cheeky!

He began calling her for sometime from his lower apartment but she hardly looked at him. He tried another attempt to get near her and this time she charged at him with renewed strength and with one caw at her from the lower apartment, where he again escaped to, dodging her beak, he flew away, knowing his dream wouldn’t come true.

The new spread everywhere about the Cheeky Caw. The Parrots laughed at this stupidity and even the doves joined them, spreading the new around.

The crows were ashamed of their guest's behavior and didn't show there faces out in shame.

Meanwhile, in a part of their endless world, someone was calling to her boyfriend. The nosy human followed the call for too long and realized that it was from the Sacred fig tree near his house. Nothing was to be seen. Moments later he thought he saw something and click… Nothing and the movement stopped and perched on a branch to take a quick rest and click!He did finally behold the owner of that mysterious call that he heard every morning; only the ignorant human didn’t know who this is (Can you help him identify her?)!

Before he could take another snap, she flew away in the search of her lost boyfriend.

18 comments:

Linda Lunda said...

Ohh fantastic story! What a joy to reed!!!!
Thanks!
Linda

Chandramouli S said...

Thank you, Linda. My pleasure!

fairegarden said...

Cheeky, indeed! The shame of the bird world. Oh well, the crow was just a hopeless romantic, longing for that which he cannot have. I love the photo with the cameo of his lady love, wonderful. Your little bird looks similar to our wren, but I know your birds are quite different than ours.
Frances

Chandramouli S said...

Fraces: LOL! He was stupidly cheeky should I say! Of course I made that romantic thingy but it was funny to watch a parrot chase a crow!
I too thought it was a wren but the colors and beak shape - Do they match a wren's description?

tina said...

I agree with Frances. Our wren is shaped just like this, with the same beak too. Those parrots are way cool to fly around free! I know the budgies fly around like this in Australia-very neat.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I wonder if the crow will be back to try to win the parrot's heart? :)
I've never heard of a Koel before, it looks like it's fairly big. Is it bigger than a crow?

Chandramouli S said...

Wow! How cool to have Wrens here too! I've longed for them when seeing them in many blogs around. I'm still looking for its exact identity - like what kind - Indian Wren-Warbler? Ashy Wren-Warbler? ...
It IS, Tina. Yea, how cool it'll be to see budgies flying about freely in the sky? I wish I couldn't take my budgies out. [sigh] For now I'm content with them flying inside.

Catherine:Do you seriously think he might come back after that embarrassing incident? Hmmmm... who knows? He might be stupid enough to try again!
Koel is the Indian relative of Cuckoo. You know, the one that lays eggs in crow's nest - the parasitic parent. If placed amidst the crow you can't easily identify them, but for their beak and red eyes. If it were a female, she'd have a brownish spotted body.

Green thumb said...

Oh cheeky indeed! I bet our bollywood directors are taking note of the happenings in your backyard and getting inspired.

Chandramouli S said...

[laughing]! They should, GT. they'd get cool plots. [laughing]

walk2write said...

I love the stories you weave with the wildlife and the plants around you, Chandramouli. Does your camera have a video feature? It would be interesting to hear the sounds to go along with your stories.

Chandramouli S said...

Hmmm.... I should try it. It does have a video but I'm not sure how it's quality would be when zoomed. I'll give it ago next time. Thank you for the suggestion :)

Les said...

I know crows have a bad reputation, but they are one of my favorite birds. I also like parrots. Please let me know if you see any little chicks that look like black parrots or green crows and are smarter than the average bird.

Msrobin said...

Ah, you always have such charming birds visiting your garden! I especially love the parrots, no matter how cheeky they are. Can you get yourself a book on the birds of India? I have such a book for my state, and it is invaluable.

Gail said...

What a delight story and photos! Our birds aren't as much fun as yours! Nor am I as good a strty teller! gail

Rose said...

I'm enjoying all your bird tales, Chandramouli. I love the parrots and seeing the lady rebuff the crow was quite funny. The birds are apparently enjoying your garden as much as we are.

Chandramouli S said...

Les: [chuckling] Wouldn't that be cool, Les? Two intelligent birds' offspring! Whoa! I'll watch the sky closely.

Robin: After so long birds have started coming into the city and that too the most exotic ones - parrots! We do have an awesome book on birds but they're not specific to my region but the entire India, which makes a lots of difference. What you see in north cannot be seen here in south... necessarily.

Gail: Thank you, Gail :) May be you should watch them closely. They'd tell you loads of stories from their own lives... Give it a go. I'm flattered that you cal me a good storyteller!

Rose: As W2W suggested, I should have taken a video of that scene where parrot constantly drove the crow away. It was too funny. I'm not sure if they're enjoying my garden, but they sure enjoy my area.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a romantic you are. The parrots are so beautiful. I like the way you make up stories about the happenings in and around your garden.

Chandramouli S said...

Thank you, Lisa :). Aren't they lovely! I love making these stories up - they make blogging all the more interesting...