Sunday, June 14, 2009

Come here, Sunshine

We went for a walk in Leigh woods again yesterday. The flowers are different ones now, bramble and honey-suckle. The copper beeches were the colour of old clotted blood. We saw a roe deer and swung on our swing which was new and improved this time. The rain had beaten the garlic down and the woods still smelt of it from the broken stems. But we were happiest and staring like little children in wonderment when we saw Sunshine.

Here is Sunshine, and you might see why we were so pleased.

What a beautiful bird! What an amazing sight to see this bird flying behind this gent's car down a road through the woods. It landed on the car which went up and down that stretch giving it a nice flying session a few times.

I am no fan of exotic pets. The wildlife trade is very destructive and kills a lot of animals. But apparently there are many parrots that are bred at the country of destination and are not imported which is the major cause of mortality and morbidity in such pets. I hope this is one of those. It surely was a beautiful and healthy looking bird. And much more surprising than the peacocks I heard in Cornwall.

I kept hoping to see the parrot and owner as a pirate at the Combustion club, but sadly no.

11 comments:

Rahul Siddharthan said...

Nice. Yes, this bird looks happy enough, though it's hard to say about its ancestors. I was once startled in San Francisco to see a man walk into a shop with an enormous white parrot on his shoulder. That bird didn't move the whole time, and I wouldn't be surprised if its wings were clipped.

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Ankhagrass said...

Dear Natasha,
Your Secret Lives is making rounds as an E BOOK-PDF. I dont know whether its legal or not.
but your work is nice.
I am not sure if u are aware of MB Krishna..well the only funny connection is I know him :)

regards
sudheendra.

Natasha said...

Thanks Sudheendra. Glad you like the work.

As for the PDF, no it isn't legal. But are you sure it's the final version with all the chapters? I'd posted a few earlier drafts here for comments. Maybe it is that stuff?

Anyway, its hard for me to do much about it. I can just put something out there requesting people not to distribute copies.

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