Look Who Strayed Into My Mango Tree!

I am not sure if this gorgeous Indian Pitta* I spied on ‘my’ mango tree, was just taking a break on his way someplace else, or if he will continue to grace us with his presence through the cooler season.

I hope it will be the latter, and I will soon have a whole brood of these fluffy orange creatures to share with you.

Orange-breasted Nuthatch - Chennai, India

Better them, than the ones below.

Summer’s raucous song belting obviously paid dividends…..and how! I have already spotted at least four young male Koels sitting around – silently for the time being – out front, probably awaiting their spouses.

Male Indian Koel - Chennai, India

R & I are seriously considering moving house! 🙂

* What I mistakenly assumed to be the Orange Breasted Nuthatch turned out to be the Indian Pitta. Edited accordingly on 27/05/2014

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

70 thoughts on “Look Who Strayed Into My Mango Tree!

        1. Thanks Madhu ! My life has taken a great turn for the better as you saw on Community! Hugs!

  1. i wonder what in your garden has attracted their interest? I know that in my front yard, I have quite a few hummingbirds because of the buddleias.

    1. I think this guy was just taking a break on his way someplace else Maryann. No sign of him since. The parakeets are back, but out front on a neighbour’s fig tree. Am awaiting the mango season when they will all congregrate behind my kitchen window again 🙂

  2. That nuthatch looks so bright and colourful – a beauty! Up here everything is dark, naked and cold. I’ll get warm by watching your blog posts!

    1. I actually think your stark naked winter landscape is stunningly beautiful! But only from a distance 😀

  3. Loved the images, Madhu… and I’m hoping that there will be a whole congress of beautiful and sweet singing birds around your home. What a belly that one has… such a vibrant color.

    1. Thank you Shimon. The Nuthatch hasn’t made an appearance since, so I am assuming this was just a rest stop on his way elsewhere.

  4. How warm and inviting your photographs are as we lose all our leaves here, the winds chill and winter looms. Always enjoy your photographs and am going to be thinking about a “Nuthatch in a Mango Tree”. Poetry!

    1. Now why didn’t I think of that for the title???
      Thank you for the kind words Ruth. Always a pleasure to see you here.

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