The Daily Prompt : fight

We have a dwarf variety of the areca nut tree in our garden. The fronds of the tree are very closely held together. They make a very good nesting place for birds.


A few years ago, a bulbul couple built a nest there. It seemed very safe.


One morning I heard a lot of noise from outside. It was the sound of birds screeching. To my horror I saw a crow pheasant putting its head between the fronds.

crow pheasant

The little bulbul birds were pecking at it repeatedly. They wanted the bigger bird to move away, they wanted their eggs to be safe. They put up a good fight but in vain. The crow pheasant made a good meal of those little eggs. Defeated, the bulbuls flew away. Never again did the birds build their nest in what seemed to be a safe place.

( Photo of the crow pheasant from internet)

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. I did not go there in 2020. I started going in February but I have not been there for a month now because the number of Covid cases are increasing. There have been so many changes in our life, we will always remember the year 2020. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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