Bathing time, the Greater Couccal , the Bird of Fortune,

Bathing time, the Greater Couccal , the Bird of Fortune,

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Getting refreshed after a plunge

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Landing into the Bathing Point with pointed beak and shrewd eyes…!

In the hot summer time of South India,the Greater Couccal which is also described as the Bird of Fortunes in the legends of India, came to the pool to have a bath in detail…Deccoucl3The first plunge into the pool was over and the bird stood steady ahead with the eyes looking sharper ….and the feet shaking for a moment ….

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So vigilant that nobody should hurt the bathing moments…

After a prolonged dip, it got out of the pool in power and stared the surroundings in more vigilance!

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The Greater Couccal, after the full fledged bath..

When bathing was over, the Bird of Fortune of the Legends ,with the wet body and a cool head ,made a look ahead in search of the Mate…!

The Babbler Summit !!

The Babbler Summit !!

In a hot and bright afternoon in midsummer, the Jungle Babblers gathered around the cool pool near the woods in the hillside resort in Kerala, India. I took their meet in moments of the hot sunlight and shades of leaves in my Canon 500D with its 400mm prime lens,

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The Jungle Babblers Summit in the Midsummer

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The Babblers around the pool

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Chat among the Meet

last year,,yes, this I shot in the last midsummer…deep felicitations to the Babblers under the hot and bright Sun of that midsummer !! Bablrsmmt1