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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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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