Up Close: Watching Asian Koel

Koel, a member of the cuckoo family, is commonly sighted in India. Having heard their melodious sound/calls since childhood, I wouldn’t pay too much attention to these birds (I confess) until I started appreciating nature more than I used to and also as I developed some interest in ornithology after coming across too many interesting birds on my travels.

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Greater Coucals Lunching Together

Have seen one hopping around and keep hearing its deep voice almost every day. And finally, today saw a pair of Greater Coucals feasting, each preferring a different dish.

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Red-whiskered Bulbul: The Garden Songbird

It’s been raining on and off and the weather is cool under the influence of Cyclone Tauktae raging in the Arabian Sea. It’s dark, windy, and raining intermittently. It doesn’t feel like May, doesn’t feel like summer.

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Birdwatching from Balcony

Lockdown continues…

All the scary, sad and depressing news around, has got me a little anxious. But, I must try to stay calm and focused.

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Home of a Sunbird

Something beautiful happened! Though I walked/jogged around the same track almost every day, it was only this day that I noticed a nest when a beautiful sunbird flew out of it! Home of a sunbird!

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