Monthly Archives: November 2008

Galibore revisited – 15 Nov ’08

Since the visit with Jan last year, I’d made another half day trip to the Heganuru forest with my birding buddies in July 08. We had started out on Kanakapura Road as usual, and on a last minute whim decided to … Continue reading

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Catch ’em young!

Sometime back our friend R had asked me to organize a talk on bird watching for the kids at Headstart, the Montessori school that he runs in Koramangala. I posted on bngbirds for a volunteer and got a few responses. … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Sahyadris

We were taken by surprise when R proposed a trekking trip during Diwali, since strenous holidays are strictly against his Take-It-Easy-Policy. Some planning and several drop-outs later, we found ourselves on the late Friday night flight to Pune. Amazingly enough, … Continue reading

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Boner pakhi

Why the name, you ask? What does it mean? Which language is it? How is it pronounced? So I thought a brief explanation might be appropriate. “Boner pakhi” is Bengali for “bird of the forest”, and is pronounced Bow-nay-r Paa-khee. … Continue reading

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Hampi and Daroji – 15 Aug ’08

A long weekend was identified for our repeat visit to Hampi. R and myself had been there a few years ago, while it was the first visit for R/S. Z would join us from Bombay, and we decided to combine … Continue reading

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