Category Archives: Local birding

Looking back on 2009

Another year comes to a close, and as I look back at the year that was, I find many amazing trips not written about and many images not posted. So what better way to close the year than to share … Continue reading

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Obituary to a lake – Kommaghatta

Yesterday morning I felt like meeting some waders and ducks, and headed out for a brief birding trip. Only the day before, BULBs had been on a wonderful birding trip to Manchinabele, and so everyone else was taking a break on … Continue reading

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Ode to a lake unknown

We set out at six – the intrepid trio of G, J and U En route checking Madivala lake for a pelican or two. We found a dozen, but alas the lake was quite over-run With water hyacinth spreading everywhere … Continue reading

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Valley school n+1

Once again to Valley school today, for the (n+1)th time, with n tending to infinity. OK, not infinity, but exactly 15 times in 2008 and 4 visits so far in 2009. But who’s counting! And before you ask, no I don’t … Continue reading

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Balcony birding

One of the attractions of birding is the fact that birds (at least the common ones) are everywhere, and a birder can indulge her hobby practically anywhere on earth. Of course, the rare species are usually in remote areas, far … 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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Oh Paradise!

This is one bird that has the potential to get a beginner hooked for life. It is one of the beauties of the Indian birding scene. Though there are other birds that are more stunning in plumage, majestic in appearance … Continue reading

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