Nature finds its way

A swarm of yellow hornets Gather on our backyard wall, As though a conference is on.   Nearby, a sunbird perches merrily On the branch of the mango tree, Pecking on a fruit to see if it is ready to eat.   Inside, my mother worries, the bird Will eat up the fruits we growContinue reading “Nature finds its way”

The birdwatcher

One winter morning in 1968, on one of his weekend ‘birding’ trips, an unsuspecting Theodore Baskaran was crouching by the bund of the Devarayan Lake near Tiruchirapalli, when a skein of bar-headed geese emerged from the skies. Dropping their wings, they landed on the placid waters of the lake, a few meters from where heContinue reading “The birdwatcher”