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09 May 2005 @ 09:24 am
My neighbours  
My neighbours had a new child and at about a month old, it's one of the smartest I've seen.

A month old Shikra.

A couple of Shikras were nesting near my house and I could hear them all the time for the last couple of months and knew there was a nest pretty close by. However, I did not try looking for the nest for various reasons and yesterday, I saw one of the chicks trying out it's first hunt. It only succeeded in chasing away the squirrel it was after though.

By the way, Shikras are small sized hawks which feed on small rodents and birds. It's very common in Bangalore, though people rarely see it since like a true predator it does not come out in the open unless it needs to.

Bayartsbayarts on May 9th, 2005 05:11 am (UTC)
Incredible capture of its piercing eyes.
Yathinyathin on May 9th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
Bhavanabhavanar on May 9th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
I thought I'm going to see a baby :)
Yathinyathin on May 9th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
Of course it's a baby - A one month old prodigy.
Bhavanabhavanar on May 9th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
Ya I guess it is - a baby that flies and hunts and thankfully doesn't cry too much! :D
Shalushalu_b on May 9th, 2005 10:20 am (UTC)
whats prodigal about it? other 1 month olds arent like this one?
Yathinyathin on May 9th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)

How many 1 month olds do you know which can hunt their own food? But, all 1 month old Shikras are probably like this. :D

Premnath Kudvapremkudva on May 12th, 2005 10:06 am (UTC)
Heh! Me too, a human baby, but what a pleasant surprise. Yathin I had not checked your journal so far, thanks to your comment at Bangalore I did and what a great looking journal you have.

I just added you, can't miss any of the photos you post here anymore.
Yathinyathin on May 12th, 2005 10:07 am (UTC)
thanks. will add you back as well, if you dont mind.
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on May 12th, 2005 10:11 am (UTC)
Please do, you are absolutely welcome.
teemus on May 9th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
It's so cute.
Balaji Narayananbalaji on May 10th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)

braindead_itsmebraindead_itsme on May 12th, 2005 11:29 am (UTC)
Wow what a snap pal.. way to go..
mpreddympreddy on May 13th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)
Expected to a cute baby boy. That was tooo good. Just added you as a friend.