Thursday, May 24, 2007

When did you last see a kingfisher?

Kingfishers are beautiful birds. They are found all around the world. But how often do people living in big cities get to see one?

I decided to do this post while reading an interesting article titled ‘Why do I do the things I do?’ last night on Jacob's Blog. It mentions that Japan designed the front portion of the super fast trains like the beak of a kingfisher to avoid sonic boom. Jacob points out that the bird’s specially formed beak helps it to traverse from air to water and back smoothly.

Immediately I searched my Olavipe pictures file and came across some kingfisher photos. Thinking that you might like to see a few of them, I am reproducing three below:

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© Thekkanattu Parayil.

OLAVIPE: Gift of the waves to Kerala, God's Own Country.


Jacob Matthan said...

You made my evening, just looking at these three beautiful pictures. It raised a lot of old memories from the early fifties in Bangalore!

Articles by Abraham Tharakan said...

Glad you liked the photographs, Jacob.
Abraham Tharakan.