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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bird feeding on palm

With stretched arms and crushed biscuits on my palms, I was waiting stand still. It was novice to me although bird feeding was my routine. Indian tree pie is bigger than a house crow, is chestnut brown bird with long black tail. This friendly bird is in abundance in Sariska Tiger Sanctuary, Alwar. Guide told me these birds love to eat on palms so this posture. He failed to attract a single bird on maintaining the same for very long time or I could say till he might have felt fatigue in arms.

He dropped the idea, now it was my turn to try it. A tree pie with short glide spreading its wings and tail feathers came towards me. It balanced itself with slight grip of pointed hard claws on my soft left palm. Examined and then selected the desired size of biscuit piece. It was followed by more birds, two on my left hand and three on my right side. One who was more friendly, jumped on my black woollen cap. Naughty bird pulled it with its beak.

They were enjoying the biscuit powder as only powder was left on my palms and me their soothing and refreshing touch on body and soul.


  1. birds feeding on your palm is such a nice feeling. always feels good when little creatures put trust in you

  2. Great experience, and it must look very interesting in pictures.

    Thanks for your visit.

  3. @ Gauri : Hi. It was really a great moment as the birds trusted me, a stranger. Thanx! Keep visiting.

    @ rainfield61 : Very true, it was a memorable experience. I also wanted to click that event but my single movement would have frigtened the birds. :) Will try my best to post more pics. Thanks for valuable suggestion. Keep commenting for its betterment.

  4. I get the vision like a cartoon where all the animals come to eat out of your hand. That is amazing I have rarely seen animals doing that in real life.

    Kindest regards,
    Tom Bailey

  5. This must have been a very interesting experience for you!

  6. Wow! I can imagine how much fun you must have had. Do post pictures of the same if you managed clicking a few.

    Keep up the wonderful work :)


  7. hey thanks 4 passing by friend..good blog yours..keep up your cheers always..:)

  8. Thats nice of the friendly bird and you!!

  9. @ Tom Bailey: Like a cartoon character, I desire to feed giraffe on my palm while standing on ground floor and not on first floor. :-D Thanks a lot!

    @ manju : Talking to you was even more interesting! Thanks, Manju.

    @ Chatterbox : I will keep in mind your wonderful suggestion. Thanks!

    @ R. Ramesh : Thank you very much. Glad to hear praises. :)

    @ SUFFIX : Thanks for your lovely comment. :) Keep visiting.

  10. It is quite an experience. First time I tried it, I got frightened. :P

    By the way, thanks for dropping by our blog.

  11. That's amazing! So much trust and belief in you!! poor guide! Between thanks for visiting my Pins N Ashes and the nice words

    cya n tk

  12. That was so nice of you. I'm happy the birds trusted you and you were lucky ; like Tom said, I have not seen very many animals do that

    Thanks for visiting INDImag and commenting on the state of Indian sparrows ; appreciate it :-)

  13. Enjoyed reading!

  14. Hi Friend.. This is Vijay here.. Ur doing a good job.. Shall we exchange links...

  15. @ Mr. Pramathesh™ Borkotoky : First experience is frightening experience. :)Thanks a million.

    @ PNA : Guide was :( and I was :). :-)) Thanks for visiting mine also and expressing your views.

    @ Madhu : Birds and animals in general are very friendly, it's just that one has to convince them that they will not be harmed. They are always ready to shower their love and trust. :) Thanks for admiring my views on sparrows. :)

    @Padhu : Thanks a lot! I also enjoyed reading padhuskitchen. :)

    @ Vijay : Hi Vijay.. This is Chandrika here.. Thanks for praising me.. I liked your idea... :)

  16. Thanks for visiting my blog.. First it will be odd to imagine that a birds beak may harm us. But after 2 or 3 times it will be a nice feeling..

  17. @ VENNILA : Thanks a million for visiting mine also. :) Its a different feeling with a touch of goodness. Keep visiting!

  18. Wow!! That was very sweet. It must have been one beautiful experience. I'd love to do that someday. Enjoyed the post. :)

    And thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Have a great day ahead. :)

  19. Yaeh!! You must try it, that was really great experience. I enjoyed not only while experiencing it but also while writing about it. And now I am enjoying reading all those comments on this topic. :)

    Thank you, Karthik for sparing your time for visiting my blog and commenting on it. You too. :)

  20. Wow this sounds like a lovely experience!! I keep bajra on my kitchen window for sparrows and mynas... just watching them, like you say, is a soothing experience, but to actually have them eating from your palm is simply amazing!

    One evening we found a baby bird in the middle of a road and thinking some owl might kill it, brought it home, but we didn't know how to care for it...thankfully next morning we spotted it's parents pecking at our window and when we opened the windows they met like human parents would meet a lost baby. I blogged about this amazing experience too.

  21. Hi.. nice posts.. I like ur blog.. Hope u will visit my blog too..

  22. @ indianhomemaker : Its nice to watch birds while feeding, drinking and playing. Sparrows, mynas, parrots and pigeons love to eat on a slab/ platform. Whereas some birds like crows love to be fed when a person throw eatables towards them and they catches them in AIR. Its just wonderful that they didn't allow the eatables to fall on the ground.

    A very pleasant experience that a baby bird was saved. I would love to read more about the story. Please tell me about the name of that blog.

    Thanks a million, indianhomemaker.:)
    Keep visiting. :)

    @ Sun: Hi..Thanx..Yaeh sure..why not..write on bold topics..see..I did the publicity of your blog..:)

  23. Kool

    That's great. You seem to be natural pro in this stuff.

    Loved reading it. :)

  24. Thanks you so much, Tulika for appreciating me. :)
    Keep visiting.

  25. i like this post. feeding animals is always a pleasure. feeding cute, friendly birds is deftly an experience :)

  26. Thank you very much, Sriram. :) Feeding birds and animals give satisfaction.

  27. You have such a wonderful blog...

    Thanks for visiting mine...

    Getting an animal to trust you is a great feeling.. have tried this with birds but guess ones needs loads of patience :)

    nd incidently I am reading this book - The Secret Garden - by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it has this and more.. and am loving it...

  28. That must have been a real experience.
    Its a pity that you did not ask any one to be ready to click the event.