Note photographs are taken by different people and credited duly. None of them have been edited. The first one will be entered for Click! by Raghavan (Latha’s son, Lakshmi’s brother).
The most beautiful eggs that for us as a family are eggs like these – mini ovals laid every mating season by budgerigars who live with us in an aviary in Raghavan’s (people meet Latha’s son and Lakshmi’s brother) balcony.
Home, Sweet Home – Photo by Raghavan using an Olympus FE220 – to be entered for Click!
Our budgerigars love laying eggs in pots – we have a pot for each pair in our aviary, it’s their home to sometimes sleep and most of the time to lay eggs. Over the years there has been a population explosion of sorts which we have handled by converting more people into bird enthusiasts. Contrary to popular perception of pet birds being caged creatures with no rights, our birds love being with us- we’ve had birds like Hiraman who once flew out of the aviary, said a cursory “hi” to the neighbours and flew right back into the aviary and we’ve had birds like “Kular” who refused to eat and pined away to death after we left her at a friend’s house when we moved out of Delhi. Our birds have all the space , love and attention they need and the cage becomes a means of protection rather than confinement.
It’s a delight to watch the eggs hatch, watch the babies grow….
And watch them grow to……..well, lay more eggs!!!
It’s simply beautiful 🙂