HUGE pics..sorry Heres the Koel-Barbet Soap Opera...
Sorry, this post and the previous one have very large pics…I had changed the size of the pics to be uploaded earlier and forgot to reset it! I totally refuse to delete all the pics and re-do the whole job, so please…put up with this post!
We were looking up at a COPPERSMITH BARBET on the branch of a rain tree, when I realized that she was actually going into her nest! So I caught her as she peeped out of her home..
But the barbet couple were too smart to fall for this ploy, and the female stayed put inside her nest, and the male on the branch above, until the koel finally gave up and flew away (she did a thorough job of searching up and down for the nest, not realizing that the hole was facing downwards.) Even then, the male didn’t come down, but the female flew quickly off, as if fearing that the koel might be somewhere around and would quickly come to the nest.
We were utterfly fascinated by this whole scenario, and left, talking about what we had seen….if we have a few trees around us, we might not require soap operas on television at all!
Pictures from now on will return to regular size folks, sorry for overwhelming you! Instead of a television soap opera, you got the Barbet-Koel drama on what amounts to a cinema screen….!