A great capture of the Indian Reef Heron by my blogfriend Magiceye, clicked at the Sewri Mudflats on Mumbai's eastern seaboard. Posted by him as part of the Camera Critters series in his blog, Mumbai Daily: Camera critters.
The Sewri Coastline , earlier densely populated with mangroves, has suffered through the perils of industrialization and construction in the name of progress.
Today, it is a protected bird area . I hope the birds continue to think so too, in the years to come.
(photo by Deepak Amembal Magiceye)
In earlier times,
I've swooped down amidst the waves
to tangle with fish;
when the waves receded
my friends and I
searching for dessert.
the biped's proclivity
for pouring waste into the ocean,
my plumage is prematurely grey,
and arthritis hurts,
as I tread gingerly
amidst the flats
chemical scar tissue.
our youngsters fly off,
depleting a nest
that is itself no more
the firangi flamingoes
Like I said,
its a bad time for old folks in Mumbai...