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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Harmony - Crow !! - attack on other birds !!!

There are rivalries and at Chepauk whether CSK can defend a lowly 144 against KKR is the Q at this half-time ! 

'உறவுகளுக்குள் பேதம் வேண்டாம்; அது தீராத துயரத்தை உண்டாக்கி விடும்...' என்று விதுரர், திருதராஷ்டிரனின் கால்களில் விழுந்து கேட்டும், பலவிதமாக எடுத்து சொல்லியும். திருதராஷ்டிரன் கேட்கவில்லை.   மஹாபாரதம் நாம் அறிவோம். 

ஒண்ணா இருக்க கத்துக்கணும் இந்த உண்மையை சொன்னா ஒத்துக்கணும்

காக்கா கூட்டத்தை பாருங்க ! அதுக்கு கத்து கொடுத்தது யாருங்க  ? 

என்ற பாடலை கேட்டு ரசித்து இருப்பீர்கள்.  இந்த பாதல் வாலி இயற்றி TM சௌந்தரராஜன்,  சுதர்சனம் இசையில் பாடியது.  படம் 1965ல் வெளியான அன்பு கரங்கள், கே சங்கர் இயக்கம்.  சிவாஜி கணேசன், மணிமாலா, தேவிகா, நடித்த படம். 

For sure, you would have played ‘Angry Birds’ game though the theme is repulsive to me.  It  is a Finnish action, puzzle, and strategy based media franchise created by Rovio Entertainment. The game series focuses on the eponymous flock of colorful angry birds who try to save their eggs from green-colored pigs.  

On the list of most successful spin attacks in IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings rank up there, at second and third with 37 and 35 wickets respectively, just behind Rajasthan Royals' tally of 40. That's pretty much the same, but CSK's economy rate of 7.52 compared to KKR's 8.14 gives them an edge, apart from the massive backing of the home crowd where the fans will come out in huge numbers. More than spin, what separates the two teams is their batting. CSK's top order has given them fiery starts in the powerplay, while KKR have struggled with their opening combinations.  

A team much memed for its oldie prowess, CSK has done exceedingly well with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway registering  two half-century and one century partnerships this season. Ajinkya Rahane's new avatar has added a different dimension to the batting, and Shivam Dube's hitting against spin (strike rate of 177.10) has been phenomenal – it is a must-win game to stay alive in the playoffs race,  so KKR will have to be at their absolute best against the red-hot CSK, who had hammered a record 235 in the earlier fixture between the two teams in Kolkata.


The black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family. The scientific name Himantopus comes from the Greek meaning "strap foot" or "thong foot". 

Crows as mentioned in that movie song may epitomize harmony within their community but tend to attack even bigger birds !!  It is stated that crows  usually keep to themselves and will only attack when they feel threatened themselves, or towards their chicks or other family members. Usually first, crows will just take flight when threats or humans are approaching. Aggression is only usually a last resort.  While crows can be wary of people, they can be rough on other birds, predating other species’ nests. While some birds have adapted to lay more eggs to compensate for this, nest predation from crows has prompted the populations of some sensitive species to reach perilously low levels.
Here is a Crow attacking a Stilt captured in Adyar estuary.
With regards – S. Sampathkumar

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