The Oriental Magpie-Robin is an accomplished songster. But its powers of mimicry are often underrated. Continue reading Hush! This Magpie-Robin just stole a bulbul’s song!
A run in with a rat snake prompts a question about conservation and ethics while setting up nest-boxes for Eastern Bluebirds Continue reading Eastern Bluebirds – Spare the rod and spoil the child?
In the Netherlands, flowers are blooming, waterfowl are cackling. The days are growing longer. Spring is here and a new cycle of seasons has begun Continue reading Spring arrives in the Netherlands
That’s the way a wetland dies. It desiccates and seeps into memory, and then awaits a rain of retrospective wisdom that may never come. Continue reading On World Wetlands Day, some funerary fanfare at Bengaluru’s dying lakes
Mangalajodi in Odisha is not just a winter birding hotspot. To the passionate birder, this is a place of pilgrimage. Besides the opportunity to watch a number of species at extremely close quarters with minimum intrusion, it offers something else — serenity Continue reading Mangalajodi – birds and serenity in a winter wetland
Winter has come to Bengaluru’s Kasavanahalli Lake but the migrants are slow to arrive. A few sandpipers here, a few wagtails there and the odd Warbler or Ashy Drongo or two. It’s a slow start to winter birding in 2018 Continue reading Backyard Birding Notes from Kasavanahalli Lake in winter
Notes on sightings from a birding walk at Karnala Bird Sanctuary with BNHS on Dr Salim Ali’s birthday Continue reading Rewind: Notes from a birding walk at Karnala Bird Sanctuary with BNHS on Dr Salim Ali’s birthday
From an apparition to a presence, the endangered Yellow-throated Bulbul regaled us with an appearance on a short birding walk at Rishi Valley. Continue reading Encounter – Yellow-throated Bulbul at Rishi Valley
An unplanned trip to Manchanabele leads to some interesting bird-watching. But also a residue of sadness Continue reading Manchanabele – Birding in Bangalore’s extended backyard
The ebb of winter is a fine time for birders. At Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, a nature photographer has a field day. Here’s a page from his diary Continue reading Birding at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – A Photographer’s Diary