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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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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Achatina Fulica – Giant African Land Snail

It had been raining for the entire week. One fine morning when the sky looked clear, I stepped out for a morning stroll. The pathways, trees, gardens and grass were all still damp from the previous day’s downpour, but there was a refreshing feeling to it.

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Visited by a Coffee Bee Hawk Moth

It was a quiet afternoon, in the initial period of lockdown (of the Covid-19 situation). The unusual quietness must be baffling the other living creatures, we often joked (though I felt sometimes it could actually be so). I started spending more time in the balcony and even set up a cozy reading/working space there.

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