Watching The Sarus Cranes  (Scientific name Grus antigone) near Parsaul Village, Greater Noida, India  is a lovely Birding adventure my friend Hema and I have often taken . ( more will follow on the birds in subsequent blogs)

However while photographing Birds on the leafless tree we were witness to  an Amazing Play enacted by a Kitten, An Indian Palm Squirrel and a Kingfisher.

The Kitten and Squirrel are on the extreme Centre- Left in the picture below and  the Kingfisher is the Blue-Brown Spot in the centre.

the stage
The Stage in the Village

This Little Goliath is actually chasing  away the Kitten seen in the Fork of the Tree  in the Featured Image.

The Kitten had thought the Indian Squirrel (Scientific name Funambulus palmarum)  would be easy game, but was in for a Little Surprise.

the squirrel
Three Striped Palm Squirrel

The Striking Blue colour of the White Throated Kingfisher ( Scientific name Halcyon smyrnensis )  was what first caught my attention before I saw the Main Drama was actually being enacted on the Main Trunk of the Tree.

Kingfisher attentively watches the Drama unfold 

The Kitten beats a hasty retreat and Jumps onto the adjacent Village Wall  as the Little Goliath stoutly defends his Territory.

the squirrel and cat
Chasing away the Kitten

Kittens are curious by nature and this one is no exception as it looks at the Indian Palm Squirrel in Wonder.

cat on the wall
Kitten is Amazed at the size of the Little Warrior

My fellow blogger and now dear friend Nia is from Turkey and adores Cats. I posted this specially for her as the Cats near my house still elude my camera.

The Enchanting Real Life Drama brings a smile to my face as I recall the entire sequence even as I write this blog  sharing my entertaining experience.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

24 thoughts on “VILLAGE DRAMA”

  1. Oh dear Mukul, what a drama… Is everyone all right? Squirrel, cat and of course especially the bird? Thank you so much, The Indian squirrel is interesting for me, I will search now. But yes, birds in India are amazing, what an amazing colours and singing… To be honest, I haven’t any idea about cats in there… I am so happy now, I saw a cat from India… Thank you so much, you did your promise 🙂 Have a nice day, Love, nia

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  3. What an entertaining scene this must’ve been! I love the expression on the cat’s face in the last picture.

    There are many squirrels who frequent the black walnut tree in my yard, and recently one of the neighborhood cats has discovered them. I love watching this persistent cat try to catch the squirrels as I make my morning coffee. He or she always tries new strategies to outsmart the squirrels, but the latter species always escapes. Although they don’t chase the cat away, unlike the brave Indian squirrel in your pictures.

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