Monday, April 20, 2009

Mahabaleshwar-April 2009




Robins seem to have become an integral part of my life ever since Chirpy touched our lives in 2008 in a very special way.My garden has plenty of robins flitting in and out and every time I hear a robin tweet,I immediately call out 'Chirpy'.So robins for me have become synonymous with Chirpy.
Recently at Mahabaleshwar,the beautiful veranda of the room we stayed in had a little shrub.And guess what I found there.A nest of robins.I was totally delighted to see the nest within touching distance and 2 new born babies with their mouth wide open.The mother robin was very protective of her babies, and each time I ventured forth near her nest,she would come flying right at me to scare me off.I managed to click her perched on the wooden parapet keeping guard.Am sure she was happy to see us leave.
The weather was beautiful for April as compared to Pune.Warm days and chilly nights that made me wish I had packed a stole or a light jacket.I hadn't.I travelled in true summer style,all of us.Strawberry season was at its end and I didn't enjoy them at all.Too bitter and most of them rotten.What I got to do was simply relax.I read,listened to music,ate whenever I was hungry and also spent some good time at their health spa :-).
A week since I have been back and it already feels like a month has lapsed...
p.s Thanks flowegirl for correcting my limited knowledge..bulbul she is..

8 comments:

flowergirl said...

Mahabaleswar sounds like a nice place to rejuvenate, Jo! Good to hear you had a good time - the pics are lovely.

The bird is a red-whiskered bulbul, by the way - they have a lovely song dont they? And I love the little crest!

Jyotsna said...

:D and we all were debating whether it was a robin or someother bird...
do they look similar to robins?

3rdeye said...

Nice outing i guess. Again chirpy good . thota korai vita korai.

Jyotsna said...

3rd eye-i have added on your blogroll to my list ..hope you dont mind :-)

Echoes said...

mahableshwar!! a lovely place.. i luv nature.. and its a fabulous place to be in to relax n rejuvenate.. have wonderful and warm memories of a great holiday there..

nice to read u.. n thks for ur comments!!

God bless..

Simply Complicated said...

Lovely photographs... And Mahabaleshwar is a lovely place... I hope to go there soon.

shankari said...

Hi!

A bird is a bird is a bird, no? ;)

You have been tagged here:

http://shankari.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/my-mommy-loves/

Waiting to read your take on this

:)

Jyotsna said...

hi shankari..a bird is a bird is a bird but this bird is special ..:)


simply complicated--Thanks a lot :)