Tag Archives: BULBs

An action packed Q1 2010

A flurry of trips in the first 3 months of this year, none of which I have managed to blog about, as I have been drowning under a deluge of work the last few months (yeah right, just an excuse … Continue reading

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Sikkim Part 4: Yuksom and back

Continued from part 3…. Day 7 3rd Dec: Yuksom Yuksom was located in a valley, the base for treks to Kanchendzonga National Park, and one of the tubes had been there before on a Singalila trek, of which he had rather … Continue reading

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Sikkim Part 3: Pemayangste

Continued from Part 2…  Day 4 1st Dec: Rabdentse and Mount Pandim We had planned to spend the morning at Rabdentse ruins, the second capital of Sikkim, located a short distance from our hotel. The Himalayan view was still shrouded in clouds, and from … Continue reading

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Sikkim Part 2: Ravangla to Pemayangste

Continued from Part 1… Day 3 29th Nov: Ravangla (Mt. Narsing resort) Our first morning in Sikkim found us ready at dawn, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and raring to go. We were going to explore the area around the resort, and … Continue reading

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Sikkim Part 1: Bulbs and Tubes

After numerous enjoyable birding trips around Bangalore with my birding buddies – the Bangalore Urban Lady Birders (BULBs for short) – it was time for a more ambitious foray into the North-east. This time we also decided to pull in … Continue reading

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Cryptic bird clues

Just back from an amazing birding trip to Sikkim, along with the BAT (Bulbs And Tubes). The birding was fantastic, more on that in the coming days. The company was thoroughly enjoyable, and the long road journeys were enlivened by … 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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