Of crows and Chennai

One of the good things in Chennai, is that the buildings here aren’t tall enough to make climbing to the roof a difficult task. And since most buildings have a roof, and a roof that gives you a better view of Chennai, people (like I) spend some time in the roofs, just enjoying the breeze, counting crows and other birds, and in general having a good time.

Here, then, are some photos from one of Chennai Metroblogging Photographers, Pandiyan, on the city’s roofs and more importantly, the city’s crows.

— from Pandiyan(?)

— from Pandiyan(?)

— from Pandiyan(?)

— from s.r.i.n.i.(?)

— from Ravages(?)

— from Ravages(?)
— from Ravages(?)

4 Comments so far

  1. Maruthu Pandian (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 7:15 pm

    i think we have got the “best crow” from pandiyan, just kidding. :)


  2. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 10:37 pm

    I love Chennai’s crows.

    Especially the big all-black jungle crows.

    There are crows everywhere, but never have I seen such a huge concentration of crows as at a tiny park in Indira Nagar. The noise around 6.30pm is stupendous. I’d love to know why *this* park atracts so many, but maybe only the crows know that.

    KaKa. ka ka ka. kaaaaaaaaaaaa.

  3. Ravages (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 12:28 am

    @Maruthu: Yup, seen that super photo of Pandiyan’s. Great catch that

    @Thad: I’ll tell you what, I shall go investigate, in the true style of a reporter, why those crows land up there.


  4. Maruthu Pandian (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 2:26 am

    “Chennai is the city of crows” – Pandiyan.

    hmm….i think crow is part of tamil culture.

    the practise of “offering food to crow” might be another reason for us having lot of crows in our place. i didn’t see that many in other countries.

    there could be climatic factors in addition to the open garbage system of ours.

    posts like this make me to stop doing the routine and watch around.

    thanks ravages.

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