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Birds..the warriors of the sky

They are around us,  everywhere- gliding in the skies, flapping on the trees, frolicking on the grass. From the humble sparrow, the stuttering pigeon to the raucous crow and the graceful kite, they surround us , and astound us with their mirth, their mobility and their powers to defy gravity, which, alas, we humans don’t possess.

You see them glide, as if effortlessly, across the vast canvas of the blue sky. You see them roaming around in vast groups. You see them chasing and fighting with each other, and you wonder what they are up to.

The Wikipedia defines them as “feathered, winged, two-legged, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates.” While that’s a bit of a mouthful, there is no denying the fact that they are unique in creation as the only warm-blooded creatures that can fly. And fly they do, across the vast expanse of the sky, stretching for miles together, in formations that are as beautiful as they are disciplined.

In this post, I have tried to capture the saga of a group of birds, taken from my terrace one fine winter evening. .They came out, gliding in formation, from behind a  tall building, set out across the backdrop of a dusky sky. They cavorted in the air, in a  geometrical formation, gliding gracefully across the setting sky. Once, twice, thrice, and many more times. Gliding down, going up again, then vanishing off in the distance, and coming back again. And so it went on till they finally flew off into the horizon.It was awe-inspiring to see them fly and stretch across the sky in precise formations.

Meanwhile around me, on the neighbouring buildings and trees, the crows made their presence felt. And if there were any concerns on seeing them perched on the neighbouring poles and lines (reminiscent of the ferocious birds in Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie, “Birds”),they proved these baseless by fluttering and flying off in a short while.

Some of the photos have been digitally touched upon, to enhance certain effects.

Happy viewing!!! . I would be happy to know whether you liked these.

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6 comments on “Birds..the warriors of the sky

  1. Beautiful post. Really made my day

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  2. abhibishnu says:

    Thanks, Avinash !

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  3. Birds, so delicate and light, yet so strong, they are truly the warriors of the sky… 🙂 Nice post…loved it…

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    1. abhibishnu says:

      Thank you, Maniparna 🙂

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  4. Alok Singhal says:

    I loved the depth of the article. Also remembered a colleague of mine speaking about Bird watching in Cape May, NJ a few days back.

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    1. abhibishnu says:

      Thank you, Mr. Alok. I enjoyed going through your blog, too.

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