Friday, August 9, 2013

The youngsters are doing well

It's a week now since the Punai Daun or Little Green Pigeon gave birth to two chicks named 'Mubarak' and 'Syawal'.  The younger of the two, Syawal has at last opened its eyes and was seen peeping through the maze of Eugenia oleina twigs.  The mother's feet is a beautiful red  and her under tail-coverts are clearly seen and appears very fluffy.  The mother does not seem to be bothered with my presence though I am coming nearer to have a better view of them, as close as 3 meters distance from the nest.  The nest is about 2 meters from ground level.  I am happy to note that the bird has confided in me.  The story continues......

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