Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I was walking in the garden when I felt that I was being watched. I looked at a patch of grass to see a pair of wide eyes glinting with anger staring at me. The angry face was complete with a nose and a snarl showing white teeth.For a moment I was held by those eyes when the wind rustled the grass and the illusion dissolved in to an innocent butterfly...
This is how I met my fluttery friend known as the "White Four-ring" (Ypthima ceylonica) which probably gets its name from the white dots representing the glint of the "eye".
The wing span is about 2cm and they are mostly seen hovering close to the ground taking short flights frequently interrupted by stops. The larvae feed on grass and it is known to be endemic to south India and Sri Lanka.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Looking from my bedroom widow in the morning I saw this couple of "Red Vented Bulbul"s a.k.a "Konda Kurulla" meaning "the bird with scalp hair" perched on the tree nearby. They have a crown of black feathers resembling a short cropped funky hairstyle :)
I thought they were not aware of the spy pulling out a camera and clicking away till he bent towards her and whispered "I feel like celebrity today".... ;)
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Reminded me of a verse of Phil Collins' song..
Sometimes you may feel you're the only one
Cos all the things you thought were safe, now they're gone
But you won't be alone, I'll be here to carry you along
Watching you 'til all your work is done