Feeding birds in Kerala
Lesser Sand Plover, Kentish Plover, Grey Plover, Common Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone and Whimbrel seen at Ezhara Beach, Kerala 21 November 2014
‘You’ve probably seen the Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) and not paid it any attention. Singly or in little flocks, these little birds stroll on sandy beaches looking for tiny nibbles in the sand. Every winter, they arrive in droves to the coast of Kerala…’
Text and image at http://www.greenogreindia.org/wing-meet-grey-plover/
Ringed plover by a water’s edge
They sprint eight feet and –
stop. Like that. They
sprintayard (like that) and
They have no acceleration
and no brakes.
Top speed’s their only one.
They’re alive – put life
through a burning-glass, they’re
its focus – but they share
the world of delicate clockwork.
they parallel the parallel ripples.
When they stop
by Norman MacCaig
Fishing people in Kerala
Watch traditional fishing in Kerala