Tuesday, March 22, 2011

This Little One Takes Our Blues Away...

Go you and, with such glorious hues,
Live with proud peacocks in green parks;
On lawns as smooth as shining glass,
Let every feather show its marks;
Get thee on boughs and clap thy wings
Before the windows of proud kings.

Nay, lovely Bird, thou art not vain;
Thou hast no proud, ambitious mind;
I also love a quiet place
That’s green, away from all mankind;
A lonely pool, and let a tree
Sigh with her bosom over me.

~ William Henry Davies

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Common Kingfisher has been bestowed some of the brightest colours & hues - more than enough to make poet out of anyone. A resident bird in India, it is widely found close to coastal areas & waterbodies. As the name suggests, this little packet of energy, calmly perches or sometimes hovers at a little height, before diving into the water to catch its prey.