World Oceans Day: Must-see Ocean Documentaries

How beautiful the oceans and seas make our planet look from above. The first time I had flown over the Bay of Bengal which is the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, I was stunned to look down at the cool blue expanse dotted with islands. Here’s a tiny video clip of what I saw that day.

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Environment Day, Every Day

Since June 5th is celebrated as World Environment Day, but every day is really a day to care about it and work towards its betterment, I thought I’ll just share some lovely pictures of our wonderful environments.

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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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World Migratory Bird Day: Celebrating the Avian Beauties

World Migratory Bird Day – a relatable day for every bird lover. Though, for a birder, every day is a bird day.

May 8th is celebrated globally as Migratory Bird Day, to raise awareness and a need to conserve these winter visitors some of whom even fly hundreds of thousands of kilometers.

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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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Advice from a Sunflower

With the cold winters gone, the days are getting longer (and hotter). It’s good in a way, at least for the plants in my little (balcony) garden. Having planted some daisies, looking forward to a warm weather helping my plants grow well.

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Meeting Commander Butterfly

My motivation for morning walk/run, for some time now, has been the chance of seeing a variety of natural beauty right in my backyard. The track where I walk/run has been surprising me with something new every time (when I quit being lazy and step out that is). For a while now that life is slowed down, I, like many others, have been noticing things around leisurely. The natural world manages to amaze me every single time.

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No Rules Art: Painting Colourful Birds

We all had plans for 2020, but 2020 had different plans for all of us. In retrospect, I didn’t really had any ‘plans’, for the first time perhaps. I’d always have some travel planned, but for some reason after spending 2 months in Assam for a project when I returned home I decided not to plan anything for a few months at least and just be. And the rest, as they say, is a history.

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