The order of events of a sunrise meter out like a well-written piece of poetry. The sunset is just a sunrise turned upside down on its head, a perfect mirror image.
While the glens and vales of the Nilgiris cope with a torrent of tourists, the resident and endemic birds have the hills to themselves. There’s no better time to observe them nesting and bringing up their families. Without moving a muscle, just to prove that lazy birding does have its rewards.
Many birders shun Ranganathittu for the artifice of its environs and the easy photographic pickings. But the birds seem at home here, and that matters! Here’s a photo-essay from a recent visit when the Eurasian Spoonbills had just started to fledge and the Asian Openbill Storks were nesting
Visiting the same location time and again has been the secret of this year’s winter birding escapades. It’s March but the migrants are still here. Among this week’s surprises was a flock of Garganey, wintering ducks from Europe that I have observed at Kaikondrahalli for the first time
Among the diversity of habitats in the Seychelles, the mangroves are intriguing for the life forms they shelter. One such habitat, made accessible and enjoyable for the curious visitor by means of a wooden walkway, is close to the Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa. The Vacoa Nature Trail takes you into the heart of the mangrove swamp beside the sea, urging you to watch crabs, fish, insects and birds that inhabit this unique ecosystem
Though winter has been erratic these last few years, migrants are still seen in Bangalore’s dwindling lakes. At Kaikondrahalli, the sighting of two Northern Pintail drakes is a cause for celebration, however minor
The little big treasures of Sharavathi Valley won’t interest the seeker of charismatic mega-mammalian fauna. And that’s probably a good thing.
Wisdom and musings from a 50-minute encounter with a leopard in Nagarahole
Three days in Corbett National Park and Arun Menon returns with a bushel full of lifers… and the sighting of his life leaves us burning bright – with envy!
Parenting, as none better than dad and mom know, is no child’s play. And the challenges, it appears, are harder when you’re a swan.