Saturday, January 8, 2011

TheTree of Parrot families-nesting at Samalkota Station -near Kakinada.

This is a Tree at Samalkota Railway station (near Kakinada Port) -
Pics taken while waiting for the Train-- recently.
It is special because I have been seeing this for over 28 years since I started visiting on work -
What is so special about a tree at a minor railway station---?
This tree is home to hundreds of green Indian PARROTS -families and hatchlings in crevices of the tree; hidden in the green camouflage as nature's kind way to protect from Man-the greatest predator.
Recently was again at Samalkota--some of the branches had been lost in a storm and some cut for station development; but still, many parrots live in it -it is a treat to watch in the evenings..even now esp at sunset when the birds seek their nests and branch space to rest ,
In earlier times it was a Parrot tree literally.
No wonder our ancients call a Tree "VRIKSH KALPA" i.e.tree treasure-gives shelter to so many creatures too.

Nature Appreciation--conservation.

The World Is Too Much With Us

Poem by William Wordsworth.

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune,
It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.

Much room for thought- for appreciating mother nature and caring for it in all her forms



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