"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Come Fly With Me..?

The sight of a man on his bicycle is not at all unusual here in Cochin.

But it’s not often that an unfledged sea-eagle is perched on the handlebars..

The encounter was a little surreal, bordering perhaps on the Putin-esque.

Quite what I witnessed remains a mystery to me.

4 responses

  1. S. Etole

    What a fascinating sight.

    September 8, 2012 at 6:58 am

    • A few minutes earlier, while I was still some distance away, the man had been holding the eagles feet as it vigorously practised flapping its wings..

      I think he must be trying to teach the bird to fly..

      September 8, 2012 at 9:38 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    What a privilege to have seen that beautiful creature.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    • To tell the truth, the bird was still very much in its “ugly ducking” stage – many of the flight feathers were very immature and poor thing looked quite ungainly!

      September 11, 2012 at 9:38 am

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