It has been the wettest March hereabouts, says the weather guy. April come and still there is some unseasonal, unexpected rain. So this was what the sky looked like the night before, the night before the rain
It rained at night. And it rained in the morning as well. And then, little puddles in the garden, and the hollyhocks flattened and raindrops glistening on the flowers
And that is where I could catch a glimpse of the purple sunbird, glad to see that it has regained its beautiful colours
The resident coppersmith barbet made an appearance too, and it seemed quite reluctant to let go of whatever it got for itself between its beaks
It is extremely difficult to shoot the sunbird, for it is so hyper active that the moment you try to focus, its flitted away. On the other hand, the barbet relies upon an efficient natural camouflage and knows exactly what you are trying to do. Sometimes, I really think that you can shoot pictures of these birds only when they allow you to do so.
It is also advisable to find out a good vantage point and keep waiting for the birds to appear. Sometimes, they may not, and even if they do, you may be hard pressed for time. I hope to be able to get a decent picture of the purple sunbird though, one of these days