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
The goose was headed for the bar, as it were. Or, at least that’s how some understood it. Never take a bird’s name too literally – and other wisdom from interacting with non-birders. Continue reading Will a goose by any other name…
In the Polachira wetlands of Kollam, southern Kerala, the sight of a White Stork, a winter visitor increasingly hard to come by in the subcontinent, fills the mind with memories seen and imagined Continue reading Encounter: White Storks wintering in Polachira
Journeying in another Green Ogre’s footsteps, this wild crane chase off the beaten track culminated in an immensely rewarding avian spectacle. The Demoiselles of Khichan are alive and well, and numerous and beautiful as ever! The Demoiselles of Khichan Heading … Continue reading What’s cooking in Khichan?
The Blyth’s Reed Warbler makes a long winter journey from the temperate zones of Asia to the Indian subcontinent, and then returns when its northern breeding grounds warm up. This year, at least one of them isn’t going back, thanks … Continue reading Death of a warbler
Often, the stupidest questions elicit the most enlightening answers. Such was my initiation to the little featherball known as the Rufous-tailed Shrike Continue reading Encounter: The Rufous-tailed Shrike