Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bird Sleep

Sleep is one thing that comes naturally to me and with ease. The best sleep is on a moving bus on a hot summer day with no seat, tightly packed. It has always amazed me, why we get a nice sleep in moving bus on a hot summer, Your head banging against the window, seat bar. And strangely no sleep in your comfy home, with a neat mattress. Indeed strange.

But how do birds manage sleep, with all predators lurking around, no bed. I had never thought about this, till i saw one duck sleeping on one of its leg, during my trip to my village. At the end find some snapshots of  the duck enjoying its sleep on a single leg, alternatively shifting it, and plummaging its beak in its feathers.


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Tej said...

Man they sure have advanced nervous system then Humans. Sleep while resting on one feet. I cant even stand alert on one feet for a long. They do have amazing control system which keep them balanced while sleep. Nice to know that.

Santosh kumar sharma said...

Not just that, but they remain alert also in this position for any predator attack, or any cameraman coming closer. I missed out taking a close shot of its bottom feet. You should have seen the structure. Will try next time.

Vinit4u said...

Nature has so many things yet to be unveiled

Tej said...

nature indeed is all powerfull. controls everything

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