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Himalayas - 528
Himalayas - 528

Lady Himalayan ...
too came for
a quick drink ...
... at
Sunset time ...

and ...

... how nicely
the setting Sun
is seen in
her eye ...


My younger brother
... a lawyer in Delhi
has become
Covid positive ...
... since both our
families and
my father
have been dining
together for a
long time ... and
have been in close
contact ... every
member of the family
including myself
and Renu ...
underwent RT-PCR for
Covid !9 ... and
luckily come out
negative ...
Keeping our fingers
crossed ... next
10 days are going
to be crucial for
our family ...


Himalayan Woodpecker
aka ...
Himalayan Pied Woodpecker

Dalhousie Hill Station
Himachal Pradesh
20 June 2014
Himalayan Hill slopes and forest, Alt. 6900 ft.
Ranikhet Hill Station, Alt. 6900 Uttarakhand Himalayas, India
Date taken
Scientific name
Dendrocopos himalayensis
A great close up of this Woodpecker Alok!

Fingers crossed and prayer said for you and Renu.
she`s stunning alok...a splendid image...well done and many thanks......lets hope it keeps negative for you and your family alok and your brother overcomes it ok...it`s spreading here again now so my wife and i to be safe are already under lock-down.....
a beautiful photo of this attractive woodpecker, Alok, captured in wonderful lighting, awesome work, many tfs!!!
keep our fingers crossed for you and your family. Here as well, things are really getting out of control.
Your brother I'm sure will be fine and the Good Lord will take care of your family. Your picture is so cute. I love seeing him on the ground in that pose. God Bless You and your Family, Dr. Alok, and your Brother.
A wonderful colourful close up capture Alok, and hope all turns out well given time we can all look back and say "remember the time when" keep safe.
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Oh dear Alok... so sorry to hear of your covid troubles. I hope your brother and father come through it OK and that you and Renu remain clear. Such worrying times.

You've a lovely picture of this woodie - many thanks for showing her to us.
A lovely portrait of her, Alok.

I am sorry to hear your brother has contracted Covid and hope the rest of your family remains negative.
A striking close-up of this thirsty gal. Exceptional work Alok & Renu. I will keep my fingers crossed for you and your entire family. In this case, all negatives is a huge positive. TFS!

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