Saturday, February 04, 2006,9:13 PM

Tall Chap goes 3 feet high, predominantly white, red head yellow orange beak, black white wings, they are huge for the size when open in flight. Long slender legs are pink too. Stylish chaps

You see pink on its tail, I don't know if its a tail. They are like pink brush strokes, hence the name painted stork.

They live in colonies. They don't mind living with other species on the same trees, They build nests close to water. Terrific body design. We copy them.

Owee Forgot, Our chap lives for 28 to 30 years, thats pretty good I think. Don't know anything more than this. If you have any more info please add.

Daylight Again

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  • 3:36 AM, Blogger Miss Wendy Eileen

    trully lovely! I esp love the ones where there is a shadow on the water as the birds fly over....They makes me want to stare at them forever they're so perfect.

  • 4:06 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Very graceful birds they are Miss Eileen.

  • 11:24 AM, Blogger Miss Wendy Eileen

    charmed I'm sure! lol, no actually I'm the one in debt now..

  • 7:28 PM, Blogger e2d

    The last pic where there is a flock of them---looks like a scene from a fairytale.

  • 7:28 PM, Blogger e2d

    The last pic where there is a flock of them---looks like a scene from a fairytale.

  • 7:46 PM, Blogger Rauf

    I am still under their spell Miss Eileen. There's more grace and style in 'Bolshoi theatre' post in Daylight Again blog. Had to split the pictures in many posts, too many of them.

  • 8:16 PM, Blogger Rauf

    There was a disaster at 4 in the morning here e2d. I was sipping some hot kaapee and it flew out of my mouth, splashing everywhere on the table on the monitor, keyboard. This happened while reading about the sambaar you made.

    There's a scene from Mid summer night's dream in the daylight again blog.

  • 8:22 PM, Blogger Patty

    What kind of disaster(earthquake)? Is your computer okay?

    Nice job of organizing all these photos. They are all lovely-the reflections, their wings, the detail...

  • 8:36 PM, Blogger Rauf

    It was like an earthquake Patty, I was reading e2d's blog.

    You should see all the junk pictures Patty they out number the good ones.

  • 3:52 AM, Anonymous Chinna

    are these the guys that mate for life? then there's a lot hanging on the display. looks like they're having a great time.
    hope you didn't restart you back-ache with all that panning!

  • 4:14 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Chinna, There's a lot of fun to watch actually, There are other species of birds at the far end of the lake. Better to carry binoculars

  • 7:42 AM, Blogger Sangita

    Absolutely lovely..

  • 7:48 AM, Blogger Rauf

    You can watch them for hours without tiring Sangita.

  • 10:57 AM, Anonymous e2d

    Wow!!I am spooked now.I had the same exact thought in mind--scene from mid summer nights dream.I just didnt mention it here.But I swear..wow this is spooky and cool!.

  • 11:31 AM, Blogger Rauf

    This is the first thing that came to mind e2d

    Everybody's there, Lysander demitrius, Olivia viola no sorry that is twelfth night, Helena Hermia puck, the only difference is that its day time not the night in the forest. I forgot oberon.

    Spooky ? yea I belive it now. I was checking some blog, clicked on next blog, its on right hand top corner, one blog appeared, wasn't looking complicated, Then India's flag appeared, and a message popped up 'have a good day in chennai' I was shocked this guy is some where in the US, How did he know that I am in chennai ? Then I asked my friends they said something about ip address some nerdy thing which i couldn't understand.

    Yet to get over your kick ass sambaar. any more of it left?

  • 10:01 PM, Blogger wildpic

    i visited early rauf, but dint leave a comment, went to a friends weding in pondy, some 15000 people flocked there, came back all tired.

    what a day out rauf, fantastic ! am amazed at the design point, love the black part of the wings ... am sure there is a simple purpose to that. all that dab dab of pink is so cool. the red cap has an attitude ... really lovely fellas.

    The Painted Stork, Mycteria leucocephala. is a tropical species which breeds in Asia from India and Sri Lanka to southeast Asia. It is a resident breeder in lowland wetlands with trees. The large stick nest is built in a forest tree, and 2-5 eggs is a typical clutch.

    The Painted Stork is a broad winged soaring bird. Like all storks, it flies with its neck outstretched.

    The adult is a large bird, 95-100cm tall, mainly white with black flight feathers. The head is red, and the long downcurved bill is yellow. The tail and legs are pink, and there is dark barring on the breast. Juvenile birds are a duller version of the adult, generally browner and lacking the bright colours of the adult.

    The Painted Stork walks slowly and steadily in shallow waters or adjacent wet grassland seeking its prey, which, like that of most of its relatives, includes fish, frogs and large insects. It sweeps its head from side to side with its bill half open in water as it hunts for fish.

    rauf, you have transformed blunt knife to painted knife. the write up is like a holiday !

    take care rauf !

  • 10:26 PM, Blogger Rauf

    What nonsense, Suresh Pondy is so close, why didn't you come here.
    We could've gone to Pulicat lake tomorrow, wanted to go today, but couldn't sleep last night. wanted to call Chinna before going. I'll post your information as a seperate blog Suresh

  • 3:57 AM, Blogger wildpic

    sorry rauf, i was there in the morning then left the same night, had to come back. met this girl here and i think i will be gettin married in a while !!!(@#$%&*) spent two nights in a bus in a row. will make a trip to madras just for this, will take train and feel fresh in the morning.

    so pulicat lake is on tomo, great ... sounds damn good. waiting to see, never been there. happy shooting.

    will send more info on painted stork rauf, what i sent is too basic.

  • 4:09 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Suresh what a casual way of putting it, such a great great news, you should post this news with an audio clipping of Big ben Banjo Band. WOWWEE. I'll be there in a week Suresh. Me suddenly happee.

  • 5:20 AM, Blogger wildpic

    yea rauf, could not give it away any other way ! ... its all happenin, very sweet thing. drop by anytime rauf ... will do a trip. :) ... i know, this is one monsoon of a weddin season for you ...

  • 6:25 AM, Blogger Rauf

    yea yea, Its all happening suresh.
    I'll be there in week. Just allow things to happen.

  • 8:04 PM, Blogger e2d

    Well..the kickass sambaar is over--but ofcourse i can make more--although no guarantee that it will be kickass like before.lol.The dishes that I dish out taste differnt each time...thats how talented I am...and the weirdest part I follow a std recipe.lol!

    And reading yr comment box is pretty exciting--all the plans u and yr friends are making--road trips and wedding ..lucky people!!
    enjoy alright.

  • 3:44 AM, Blogger Rauf

    e2d, julius Caeser has a taster in astrix comics remember ? All kings had tasters. What a job e2d! poor guys had to eat before the king ate, to see if the food is poisoned. I used to think what if i get a job like that. i get kickass things to eat alright. but but, the prayer would always be after I ate. Every meal would be the last meal for me.
    I had Idli and sambar vadai this morning. I smiled again. i was in ponneri abt 50 Kms from here.

  • 12:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Best regards from NY! »

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