Thanks to the thick foliage in our house — the thickest foliage in the entire neighborhood, thanks to my dad’s years of gardening and tree planting… our compound has become grand central for birds of all kinds. Most of the photos are taken just within our house compound. There are definitely a dozen more exotic birds than what I’ve captured here.
It all started with trying to get a glimpse of the absolutely loud birds that wake me up at 4am (with a “snooze feature” – they start again around 5am), without fail, every day, year in year out.
Here they are, some of the birds (and other winged creatures) of Madurai within the neighborhood.