Like Duck to Water, thats how I have taken to life :). This blog is the saga of love and adventures of a small duck in a large water body called LIFE....

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

He sang to me...


He sang to me. He called out to me.

It all happened a few months back when the trees still had leaves and the leaves were still green. On a lazy day, when I was following the day's guidance and being lazy myself, his voice overcame all the noises my fingers were making on the keyboard while playing a game. At first I didn't pay him any attention, but he persisted. Again and again he reminded me that he was there. I just had to do it. I had to move the drapes on the window in my room and peep out to see him.

And there he was. Standing proudly and still calling out. As if the attention I was giving him from my window wasn't enough. Well, I just couldn't help myself and had to go outside to see him. As I fascinatedly stared at him, he preened and primped himself, subtly telling me that an admirer watching him wasn't sufficient. Then it hit me. He wanted me to take pictures of his highness :).

I didn't waste any time. I ran inside to get the camera and started clicking immediately. He posed proudly all the while singing in a melodious voice. But as soon as I had clicked a few shots, he turned his face as if he had had enough. And moved away. He was gone in a few minutes.

I never saw him after that. Its been more than 3 months. I have heard his voice now and then, told myself that I am not going to fall for that again. But I have fallen for it and have turned to look for him, but I never found him anywhere :(. All I have of him now are the pictures and the sweet memory of his song.








As you can see, since in his kind, the "pretty" ones are the males, I have been guilty of referring to the bird as a "he" :-D. Hopefully he'll be back when the summer comes back. I'll be eagerly waiting to see him again ;-) :-).

5 Comments:


Soumya retorted...

Great photos and a wonderful experience for u...Can't remember when was the last time I heard a bird's song...Hope he comes back again...


maavinayanasa retorted...

wonderful narration. initially, i thought guest had come to visit you. pics are superb.

A citradalli eMtaha gattu ide nODi. superb photography. could you records his inidaniya gaana? if not, next time you do so. surely he will visit you and you can offer something to eat too. let him be regular guest to your house, if not to ours. :)


wise donkey retorted...

wow, looks majestic too:) hope he comes back:)

btw adored the lines in ur previous post:)


Deeps retorted...

Soum, hope he does :).

Srinivasravare, Thanks :). I didn't record his song, maybe some other time. And unlike what I said in the post, it was kind of difficult to photograph the bird, as he was flying from branch to branch, not keeping quiet even for 1 moment ;-).

Gaya, he was majestic. As soon as I saw him I knew I had to write this post, but took such a long time :).


The Smiling Girl retorted...

Looks like one cool dude this guy!:)