Monday, October 6, 2014

Barbets in the service of the nation....

My friend, Shail Mohan  of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, posted this capture of a White Cheeked Barbet or Small Green Barbet , from one of her outings . 

Have a look at her post and the original click here.

She also calls them (in addition to their scientific name Megalaima viridis)  , "electrician birds".

The network on view is one of the more civilized , but possibly illegal, simple wire networks,  in a country, where despite many companies producing electricity, there are huge transmission losses, and blatant stealing of power happens, undoubtedly because some blind eyes exist.  One can see a mess of wires creating unsolvable networks even in parts of old Delhi. 

What we need is something like on-line power checkers.  

I know it is easy to wish.  But sometimes, such bird photos, inspire.

With so many losses
in transmission,
stealing of power,

and unauthorized connections,
what you need
is a flyng squad
of on line power checkers.

No chai pani
no blind eyes
just a quick
entangling of something
with a sharp beak.

And then
a foto on Facebook....