me and my son Adit went on a birding road trip to masinagudi and kothagiri (roughly 600 km from chennai), both in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats, from january 10-16. we were dogged by unseasonal rains in the hills and it was foggy with poor light most of the time. but, nevertheless it was a productive trip. Photos from the trip, mainly birds and mammals….Continue reading “birding in the nilgiris”
it’s that time of the year when harriers, primarily from europe and central asia, overwinter in the subcontinent. this is one of the grasslands around chennai which they frequent, on a cold and frosty morning. we didn’t get to sight any that day but we are hoping to in the days ahead…. taken with my cellphone.
dhaman (Ptyas mucosa)
Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii)
while birding out at pulicat lake early morning last sunday, this caught my eye. the sun hadn’t come out and it was misty. a group of birders setting out into the lake, just as we were….