Winter season being the best times for exploring birds and wildlife, we some how managed to pull off the 1st weekend this February and plan a quick 3 day trip to Hampi. As we were planning for a trip filled with architectures, monuments and landscapes; we soon found out about the unique and buzzing wildlife activity around Hampi – The globally threatened Yellow-throated Bulbul, the colourful Painted Spurfowl and Painted Sandgrouse, the mighty Indian Eagle Owl, the Sloth Bears… Read more
tete-a-tete with an Indian Wolf
It was yet another bird-watching session in Pune outskirts; and again in the arid grassland habitats. Its been around 6-8 months we have been visiting these habitats and we have been pleasantly surprised with the wide variety of wildlife these grasslands have to offer. This time was no different, rather it was our best outing in the grasslands till date as we got blessed by nature to observe the Apex predator of grasslands – Indian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes). Read more
Bonelli’s & the Chinkara – A spectacular wildlife moment..!
Nature has its own way of things.. and we did come across one such unique wildlife moment during a recent bird-watching trip. It was a regular bird-watching outing on a weekend and with Amur falcons on their migration path to Africa, me and my friend Sandip were off to Pune-outskirts to try our luck. We did not see the Amur falcons; but what we saw was something to be cherished for life. Read more
Snakes, Frogs & Macro.. in Goa!
Since the day I had planned for this trip, I was scared as well as super-excited; and finally the day was here. I had always been wary of snakes.. hence did take me sometime to convince myself that I have to do this trip. So how was the trip..? All I can say is that it is the closest I have been to nature till date.. As soon as I entered Goa, the fresh air, the green landscapes and cloudy weather greeted me; Read more