Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Garden in progress

I was just wondering about how a small construction work at home could damage the plants and garden animals/birds. I have observed that the noise from the welding machine drove away the birds and squirrels. Movement of strangers or people new to our house scared the birds and other small animals; they didn't want to feed on anything inside the feeding bowl. However, when all the workers were away, the birds and squirrels would cautiously feed from the bowl. Can we imagine the effect of larger constructions on our ecosystem?

During summer, the sunsets are pretty. The Orange/Pink hues cover the sky. If there are clouds, oh, the rays penetrating through the rays are truly magical. The setting Sun's rays fall on the fresh Green leaves of the Mango and Neem trees. It's wonderful to watch that effect! Listening to the melodies of birds that have returned home, after a long day, is soothing.

Sun and sky @ 4.41 pm
Sunset

We spotted two kites nesting in one of the trees at our neighbor's courtyard. The kites grew protective of their nest, flew low to checkout my camera. No; I couldn't get a good shot of the kites. A few birds that dwell or visit our garden are: (These are the ones that I recognize!)
  • White-cheeked Barbets/Small Green Barbet (Megalaima viridis)
  • Purple-rumped Sunbirds
  • Ashy Prinia or Ashy Wren-Warbler (Prinia socialis)
  • Parakeets
  • Kites
  • Pigeons

Kite

White-cheeked barbet
The garden is reviving; I have a few photos to share. By the end of next month, we are hoping to complete all renovation work (house), and then beautify the garden. Probably, get a few artifacts, bird feeders, and new plants. That's only if I have sufficient budget; otherwise, I prefer to spread the expense over a period of few months. There's no hurry.



Regards,
Asha

10 comments:

  1. It is lovely to see those birds. Nice photographs. Spring/summer revival is a welcoming sign, and cheers us.

    In Hyderabad, it is hot hot hot. And water problems. I am dreading when I may have to stop watering the plants.

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  2. WOW! Beautiful pics, Asha. Yeah, Bangalore does not have severe summers...today there was fog all on a sudden! Lovely climate. Asha, You are a good photographer too... Well, where did you take the photos of the plants from? From First floor? Sumathy

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  3. When all renovation has completed, I wish there will be more birds coming to your garden!

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  4. Those are some nice shots. I've noticed Bangalore has a lot of Kites, more than in Chennai.

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  5. I know how you feel about the construction...it is disruptive. Animals seem to be better at adapting than we think they are...thank goodness. It will be nice to see how it all turns out.

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  6. Thanks, Pattu. Check this website for information about irrigating the home garden:

    http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/426/426-322/426-322.html

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  7. Thanks, Sumathy. The photos are taken from (almost) third floor. I love Bangalore climate esp the summer showers! Wish we can preserve the Bangalore climate. :)

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  8. Stephanie, keeping my fingers crossed! There were a few butterflies yesterday.

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  9. Thanks, Anita. The kites that are nesting eat from the bird-feed; was surprised to see that. Or they drink water from the containers growing lilies and lotus.

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  10. Yes, Sage; seems that they can adapt. During the weekends (when workers on holiday), the birds and squirrels run up and down the trees. It's lovely to watch them.

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Asha

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