Friends had invited us to their farmhouse, and it was a very pleasant afternoon, with all of us singing old Tamizh and Hindi songs, with the occasional Carnatic krithi thrown in. Of course, I wanted to visit the little water body nearby, and see if I could spot some birds…and as I was thinking about it, I saw a Red-necked Falcon fly overhead.
This settled the matter! I asked my hostess for the key to her gate (which faces the water body) but even while she was getting it, I saw these
resting in the water:
Pretty happy with my tiny slice of bird-watching, I was content to go back Om: