a day with the Falcon!

a day with the Falcon!

With the onset of monsoons around a month back, we had started exploring relatively drier regions of Pune – Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary & Morgaon. However the rains seemed to have halted for sometime, which made us take a chance of birding at Veer Dam last Sunday. What followed next was a close encounter with the small yet beautiful Red-necked Falcon¬†(Falco chicquera). Incidentally, this day also happened to be 3rd anniversary of Whistling Trails! ūüėÄ Read more

Wildlife at Mayureshwar Sanctuary, Pune

Wildlife at Mayureshwar Sanctuary, Pune

Situated at around 70 KMs from Pune, Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Tehsil Baramati in Pune district. The sanctuary is mostly made up of dry deciduous scrub forest and has a variety of flora and fauna specific to grasslands. Being a very small sanctuary (smallest in India), it can be easily covered in a day and is one of our favourite places for bird-watching as we have come across a good number of bird species as well mammals in the sanctuary. Read more

the royal Indian Wolf..!

the royal Indian Wolf..!

When we came across with the majestic Indian Wolf for the 1st time in December 2015 during one of our bird-watching trip, we got totally mesmerized by the aura of this majestic mammal and of-course its hypnotic stare Рa close encounter which will always be memorable. We have been visiting the grasslands around Pune for our regular bird-watching excursions but never came across the Wolf again.. until last Sunday. Read more

the Majestic Short-toed Snake Eagle

the Majestic Short-toed Snake Eagle

A visit to Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in midst of scorching heat this summer season threw up a pleasant surprise in form of a close encounter with the majestic Short-toed Snake Eagle that will be cherished forever. It was very much of an impromptu plan to visit this place in summers; and we are glad that we took the chance..! Read more