Purple Sunbird has been a constant on my bird rounds in the neighborhood. I almost always get it these days on the bottle brush trees. I am curious to see if it will become even more purple this Saturday and Sunday. It has been getting darker every week.
And I am going out tomorrow, a same day trip for some personal work. So I am getting out in February too after all! In the meanwhile enjoy more of the same Purple Sunbird.
Yesterday was a good day. As soon as I started on my bird round I saw a lot of parrots making a huge racket. But they were really far away and I had no way to get closer to them. Then after a while, when I reached my bird lane, I saw this purple sunbird which remained unaware of my existence for quite sometime.
So, I managed to take around 20-25 shots before the bird decided that enough is enough and flew away. I went a little ahead and realized that the bird has come back. But when I started going closer it flew away at once.
The trick was that the bird would not sit still for a long time, but thankfully it kept moving on many of the lowers that were in open view. I have quit a few times waited on them when they just keep hiding on inner flowers and then fly away.
I am waiting for the time when these birds don there bright purple plumage. Let us see if I then get them on red flowers. I have seen them many times on flowers in their purple plumage but never managed to click them with flowers.
I usually do not post so many pictures because I just manage to get one shot before the bird flies away but not with this purple sunbird. Yesterday I sighted Indian Grey Hornbill but unfortunately no decent shots, it flew away before I could do much.
I want to go out again today but it is so cold and grey that I am afraid to venture out. Hopefully an hour or two later the sun will struggle and come out.
I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.
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