And they flew away …

The nest is empty and the chirping is no longer heard …

Just like watching your kids move away from home, to embrace a brave new world…

I really miss the company of these little Sunbirds, but, it gives me great joy to see that perseverance prevails …

Nature is a treasure trove of positivity and gives us hope when we are down.

I am so thankful to these little birds as they helped me survive a stressful phase in my life …

35 thoughts on “And they flew away …”

    1. Watching them was quite a learning experience for my kids and we all miss them now …

      Capturing video was fun but editing was really tough for me as I am just a newbie at it 🙂

      Thank you so much for your visit and appreciative comments, Cornelia 🙂

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    1. I am not quite sure, why they always wanted to build a nest here.

      In fact, one of their earlier attempt was spoiled by a visitor, who unknowingly pulled the chain to ring the bell and the nest collapsed …

      This time, Covid helped, less visitors to my uncle’s house and the birds were successful 🙂

      Thank you so much, Brenda for your visit 🙂

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    1. Absolutely … after three unsuccessful attempts (may be by different pairs) at the same place, we are so happy to see the baby birds chirping away…

      It was really fun watching them build the nest with all the impossible things 🙂

      Watching them was so relaxing for over a month and the empty nest is something we are trying to get adapted to …

      Thank you so much for your visit and comments, Karen 🙂


  1. A fun and beautiful video Sreejith – I’d say you’ve done an excellent job mastering the video technique! We don’t have those birds here and I’ve never seen them before so that was really fun for me.

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    1. It was quite like that, poetry …

      I was trying to relate their life cycle with humans and trying to figure out what we miss in our lives.

      Yes, the nest is very much there and I didn’t disturb it at all, hoping that, some day, some lazy Sunbird will come here to lay her eggs, ha ha 🙂


  2. Dear Sreejith it’s beautiful and even meaningful the image of “sunbirds” that have choosen just “your” bell to make a nest in this pandemic period! Don’t you think so?
    These sunbirs (even the name is perfect) have choosen a bell for you and for us: it’s a way to ring that bell in order to wake all of us and rediscover the beauty to take care of Life and Nature, isn’t it !? They are so little but so powerful with little concreate actions full of love and perseverance … Now they are gone just to reach and let others be surprised
    Thank you so much for this message that you captured for all of us

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    1. Thank you so much, Giorgia, for your thoughtful and appreciative comments. It really means a lot to me 🙂

      I was so personally involved in their story that, I just don’t wanted to view it as a photography opportunity, but more as a learning of life lessons.

      It is so kind of you to take your time and share the post/video with your friends and even sharing your thoughts here…

      Great to be in tough with you 🙂


    1. Yes they do, Sarmistha, I can see them almost every day in and around our garden 🙂

      It was indeed a great learning experience for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the time observing them.

      Thank you so much for your visit and kind words 🙂

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  3. Sreejith, this video is astonishing. And what a technical accomplishment! Fun to have Mozart in the background. Witnessing the process of the building of this nest is such a privilege and I can see why it gave you strength during a challenging time. I loved seeing the gradualness of the event, starting from cobwebs on a bell, to a nest. Watching the shaping of it. When I saw the first little heads pop out…I gasped. Thanks for sharing this miracle, I am sure it has helped many of us through the hard times.

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    1. I feel so happy to read your kind words, Jet !!

      I don’t know, how to express my happiness when we heard the sound of the baby birds for the first time …

      When we saw them flying away, it was a mixed feel. A sense of satisfaction and a vacuum created by the empty nest.

      As you said, it was indeed an antidote to all the stresses and negativity around…

      It was my first attempt at mixing some sound track with video and good too see that it was fine 🙂

      Thanks again for your time and support 🙂

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  4. I can’t help but wonder how much better this world might be if we were a bit more in touch with nature. A lovely and soothing post. I’ve known some folks to mistake your sun bird for our hummingbirds. But they’re both wonderful to behold.

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    1. You are absolutely right, Gunta, people doesn’t really know the importance of connecting with nature and it’s healing power.

      The days with these little birds brought so much peace and happiness in my life and I am sure it will help my kids also in developing a boning with nature 🙂

      Thank you so much for your visit and kind words …


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