Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Two days back I stopover at one of my friends home where she is staying in 4 th floor.while talking with her Just As I looked out onto the balcony, I saw two young pigeons in one of her flower pot..I wondered why the birds had nested there, right in front of the window, near the swish of the curtains and people moving around inside the flat. Usually People often wonder why they never see baby pigeons ?But I amazed when I looked at the Squabs just near to me.Squab is a still nested bird (in the pigeon species) that has not yet learned to fly.
Young Pigeons have a demure and gentle appearance with small, narrow beaks with large awkward eyes and almost thin floppy neck.. the beak on this young bird was anything but small. I can see that some of the beak will be covered by the feathers that will grow in front of the bird’s beak and start to stretch his wings, On closer inspection,
I saw a little black eye blinking! I got the camera again as the young bird poked his head out. He pulled back in when I got close. But I saw he was good in size
.One of the parent watching its young one from the distance and came back two more times to the nest.
Some interesting facts about pigeons
Pigeons are found almost everywhere on Earth; however, they don’t occur in very cold places or in very dry places.
Pigeon and dove are synonyms: they are the same thing. There are 309 different species, belonging to the taxonomic family Columbidae.
During the first several days the baby pigeon’s eyes remain closed and the squab remains relatively quiet in the nest. Once the eyes open, however, many baby pigeons are ready to start moving about.
Baby pigeons rely on “pigeon milk” for nourishment after their resting period. This is a mixture of regurgitated food and water delivered by the parents in the same fashion that most bird parents feed their young. The feeding process is relatively simple as the pigeon milk is poured directly down the young bird’s gullet from the parent’s beak.
When the baby pigeons start to develop the ability to move, which is around the time that their feathers start to resemble that of an adult pigeon, they need a larger space than that of their original nesting place. I
By the time the little guys grow to about 4 weeks in age, it is time for them to move away from home and start feeding themselves
Pigeons drink water by sucking it up through the beak, a feature unusual in birds
Pigeons are powerful flyers. Racing pigeons can reach speeds of 70 km/hr (44 mph).
Because of their amazing ability to find their way home, even over very large distances, homing pigeons have been used to deliver messages since the time of the early Egyptians.
The familiar city pigeon is just one of a large family of beautiful and adaptable birds. Humans have a mixed relationship with these interesting species
Monday, November 2, 2009
Life Still Has a Meaning If you know How to live it!
Life journey is a long one...... Where are we going??? Most of the time the answer to this question is unknown but still we keep moving, traversing the ...life. Such a meaningful exercise leads to an awareness of the truth, that life is the journey … This enquiry into the value of life with the aim of exploring its meaning and purpose is the most worthwhile pursuit of any individual, purpose of human life is to seek salvation Life is really not a bed of roses, we must work very hard in order to achieve our goals in life. In the period of the journey, an individual has to cross life’s journey (a mix of joy and sorrow) with care without forgetting the goal of the journey.
We can think of our lives journey in many different ways. From our beginning life is taking us to a destination with challenging adventures along the way. Life may be seen as an ocean voyage across unknown depths where storms occasionally toss us about as we seek the safety of calm shores. An old bluegrass song tells us that life is like journeying on a mountain railway with hills, tunnels, dangerous curves and the need of a brave engineer. In the Life journey; God gave us the gift of life, it should be lived at all costs! we find happiness, laughter, sorrows, tears, heartaches, deep blows, jilts, BETRAYAL, despite all that accept that at some turns of our life we find it difficult to cope with some kind of a situation, and sometimes get so much depressed with life that we say we wish to end this life, what’s the use of being alive....... but after some time we regret having said so and we once again start enjoying this life the way it is!!!.......we then realize that pains and heartaches are for short durations be it tough and killing at the moment it hurts, despite that life is to be lived and enjoyed each minutes, say each second, every lapse of a moment is precious and should be LIVED… Life Still Has A Meaning.
Let us not allow ourselves to drift into the past, nor should we avoid the realities of the moment by thinking about the future. We know we cannot change the past, but we can ruin the present if we are not careful. So let us not squander the precious little lifetime given to us by feeling sorry for the past that NEVER returns, or worrying about the future that is UNCERTAIN. Let us try to optimize joy in our lives by focusing on the here and now. Our domain is the present. we have only one chance to live the happy life of a unique human being and NOBODY gets a second chance!!
There is a new tomorrow and life still has meaning. Live life with no excuse and love with no regrets. When Life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Make a life meaningful…. Be there in life of someone. Be there to support someone. Be there to Love someone. Be there to be loved by someone. Be there for yourself. Be there for others. Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.
Life is wonderful if you know how to live. Each day is as special as you want it to be………MAKE IT GREAT. God gave us the gift of life; it’s up to us to give it to ourselves the gift of good living and happiness…
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Smile... Share... Live! Life will be Beautiful..!
May all your days be full of joy and Peace..!!