Monday, December 5, 2016

Nallagandla lake-Weekend birding

 

For nature lovers like me,connecting with nature is best ways to de-stress and enjoying  simple joys of life.After few travelling stories back to birding stories yet again..This blog is all about bringing more enthusiast and partnering,birding expedition.

It is commonly said in birding community ,more pair of eyes and ears ,more sightings of birds,so surely more numbers this time.Our neighboring  surroundings is full of bless moments and natural resources like lake and greenary around,its just we need to take out time and explore.

Usually weekend are relaxing day for me ,getting little late and breaking daily routine and taking some extra nap,before sun can wake you up.But when it comes to birding and nature walks,little sacrifice for bigger joys are always welcomed.In the anticipation to catch some winter migrants,we joined company of Nature lovers group in apartment.

Here comes weekend story of birding at Nallagandla lake,just opposite to my apartment,with camera,binocular ,birding guide and some good company.

Details of Nature walk

Place-Nallagandla lake

Time-6-7.30 am

Clicks of the day

Started clicking at 6.30 in insufficient light ,view of ducks….Spot billed,lesser whistling ,Common coot,grebe,waterhen,Moorhen were there.

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Spot billed duck

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Picturesque rock formation

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White breasted Kingfisher

 

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4 in 1..Spotted dove ,bee-eater,Sparrow and Indian Robin.

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Winter Migrant-Asian Pied Starling

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Ashy prinia hiding inside the shrub

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Black winged Stilt

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Pied Wagtail-Me and my reflection

 

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Red vented Bulbul

 

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Green Bee eater

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Spotted Dove

 

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Waterhen

 

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Indian Robin –Male

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Cormorants drying wings

 

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One more Wagtails shot

 

So in total saw quite satisfactory number of birds including few winter migrant.

Hope to catch more winter migrant in lake close by and enjoy nature.

 

Cheers

Ashu

 

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Kuntala Waterfalls-Birding,drive and Green visit.

 

After first successful venture of exploring Telangana location,planned our second one-Kuntala Waterfalls in Adilabad.

Travel Details

Distance –270kms

Started –6.10am

Stoppage-4(One for breakfast at Sony International Family Dhaba absolutely wonderful place,nice ,clean and kids friendly)

Time Taken-4 and half our(reached at 11)

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My blog is taking another turn and sounding like travel blog all these days,started with green visits in Bangalore connecting with nature.Later Birding wing joined in,let’s see what more we explore in the process.The Kuntala Waterfalls journey was very smooth following NAGPUR highway ,hardly any traffic on the way,must say very well maintained .As suggested Sony International Family Dhabha is perfect place for food break,it is better to get lunch packed from here itself which we realised later.

 

Clicks of the trips

Two Shades in one Tree

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Birding Diaries

During the trip seen White throated Kingfisher,Indian roller,Drongo,Bee eater,Bushchat,Asian openbill,Egret,Indian pond Heron,Pipit,Ashy Prinia,Purple rumped Sunbird,Wagtail,Pigeon,Common Myna.

Drongo Relaxing on fence

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Pied Bushchat Female

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Long Nagpur Highway-Mountains,dense forest and lakes in between.

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Farms

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Plucking cotton as souvenirs of trip

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Closer look of Cotton blooms

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Other side of Waterfall,surrounded by Mountains and dense forest

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Kids relaxing n enjoying under waterfall medium flow

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Wagtail

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Finally got one Indian roller click,lots of them on the way

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Time to wind up day and trip….Sunset in moving car.

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Cheers

Ashu

 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Winter birding-Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Finally after four months of settling to new place ,started what we love to do always….birding,drive and exploration.

Welcome to Telangana green visits.Started exploring google knowledge for Wildlife Sanctuaries around the state,came across nearest one as Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary and Pocharam Wildlife Sanactuary.The Manjira wildlife Sanctuary is just 100 plus kms,so made plan to go for weekend long drive .

Distance-103kms

Started—6.30am

Time taken –2 hrs and half

Stoppage-3(one for breakfast and two for clicking-would like to suggest to carry your own food beacuse very rare food joint available)

On the way beautiful river view ,of course full flow ..thanks to over flooded Monsoons this year.

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After giving stoppage and clicking pictures at this point(probably Manjira river) continued our search for Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary followed the google maps.

But to our disappointment  there was no place like this,although a beautiful Church in Medak very close to this location.Since we had in mind to cover two sanctuaries moved towards Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary without any further delay.

First we went to Pocharam Dam which is scenic and serene.

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Birding @ Pocharam Dam-Jacobian Cuckoo(Earlier seen it in Bangalore during Monsoon)

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Flock of Cormonants

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Pocharam Deers Breeding Centre

There is deer breeding centre in Pocharam which conducts Safari for visitor ,very enjoyable for kids .

 

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Male Peacock

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Samba

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Deers

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Frog

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Birding at Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary

Drongo

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Shirke

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Black Shouldered Kite

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Safar….Safar khoobsoorat hai manzil se bhi(Hindi),So

Overall journey and was smooth,although we could catch only single sanctuary it was satisfying and enjoyable experience.

 

Cheers

Ashu

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Summer birding Continues-Day 2

 

After experiencing fruitful expedition of summer birding,planned and roll it to day 2.It was cloudy day which was again adding factor to our spirits.We started at 3 in the afternoon from home ,first purchase done for birding cum picnic.Then we moved to our regular destination.

 

Special Clicks of the day 2

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Indian roller flying

 

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Paddy field Pipit

 

Pied Kingfisher

Finally got click of Pied Kingfisher with its catch(see fish in beak)

 

Spotted Owlet 1

Bigger picture Spotted Owl-Beautiful Eyes.

 

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Footprints of Birds or Animal??

brahminy kite collage

Got to see full Brahminy Kite family.

 

Shikra

And ended with sight of Shikra.

So yet again great birding session in summer.

 

Cheers

Ashu

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