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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Did two sessions in Keoladeo Ghana today. The noisy Painted Stork colony looked great against the rising sun. Most of the morning went in watching the fishing frenzy of Cormorants (Little, Indian, and Greatarr), Darters, River Terns, Egrets ( Large, Small and Intermediate), two young...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Yesterday again. In the gorge of the Chambal river, near a town called Kota. It was foggy/ misty/ polluted in general. Yet the Swaro 8x30s worked admirably. Picked out an immature Western Marsh harrier- a male. A solitary Great Crested Grebe was a pleasant surprise. As we boated on, we came...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    It was Sambhar Lake today. Three Peregrine Falcons (ssp calidus), a Merlin from afar, 2 Eurasian Hobbys, a young Laggar Falcon trying to stare down a young Peregrine Falcon, Greater Flamingos, Brahminy Ducks, Common Teals, Kentish Plovers, Common Cranes, Blue- cheeked Beeeaters and a Bimaculated...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Today morning we woke up to rain. Nonetheless, the skies cleared up quickly. A gorgeous male Lesser Kestrel ( Falco naumani) helped elevate the mood. A pair of White Storks livened up the grasslands. My first sighting! Ended the trip with a huge Steppe Eagle, three Sub-adult Eastern Imperial...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Most of these raptors migrate in Winter. Central Asia, Eastern Europe. Once out of the city, the light, the pollution and particulate dust drops a lot. The skies are so much better to look at. I should be looking up more. 😃
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Today morning it was House Sparrows and Indian Whiteeyes bathing. Every droplet was like a dollop of quicksilver through the CL Companions 32s. This afternoon, again in Tal Chappar grassland it was raptors galore. Western Matsh Harriers, Montagues Harriers, Pallid Harriers. White-eyed Buzzards...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Not today. It was yesterday and Saturday. I was in Tal Chappar. A grassland with scrubland and saltpans nearby. The winter migration is shaping up and it was raptors galore. The Tawny Eagles and the Laggar Falcons were numerous, as were juvenile White-eyed Buzzards who are ready to migrate east...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Thank you. Glad you liked them. Arijit
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    I was in Bharatpur today. The Parknis lush green and after many years it has rained here good enough and water has filled most of the Marshes. The day started off with the sun rising and Painted Stork colonies silhouetted. A lovely Darter in the early morning light and a feeding frenzy of...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    The Sunday morning outing was to a peri-urban patch outside Jaipur. Cloudy morning with intermittent drizzles. The first interesting sighting was a Pied Bushchat and it was chased off by a Variable Wheatear. A Grey Bellied Cuckoo was singing away. The Black Francolin males were vocal and one of...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    I came over to Keoladeo Ghana National Park. The rains have been good and the marshes are green. Saw a flaovk of Garganey Teals- quite early to arrive it seems. The Painted Stork Heronry is thriving - saw 150-200 active nests. A male Sarus on nest was a glorious sight. When it stood up and...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    A fabulous sighting and this is such lovely photograph! Arijit
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Thank you. Glad you liked them. Arijit
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    I returned yesterday from a 4 day trip with friends. The place was Bera in Rajasthan - a flat arid plan with small hills and out rops at the edge of the Thar desert. The primary objective was to spot wild Leopards and we did - quite successfully. Even if hasn't rained this year, there were...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Today morning was cloudy. There was a slight short drizzle too. Some friends had dropped in. Saurabh was looking for macros and got a great photograph of a jumping Spider sucking the life out of a Blue Bottle fly. I had my Pentax Papilio 8.5X out today. The view of the Spider and the fly was...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    I watched the pair for a while through my FLs. What a view. Then went in to fetch the camera. It was my Nikon D500 and 500mm PF that I used for the photograph. I still yearn for a camera viewfinder that is as bright and clear as a good pair of Binoculars. Generally Mongooses are wary critters...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    You are correct. The Weasel i s a typical Mustelid and favours temperate climate. Mongooses are outright tropical. I believe there is wide range of apecies distributed in Africa and tropical Asia. In these parts (western India) I have seen 3 species. The Ruddy Mongoose, the Large Grey Mongoose...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Today its been clody. Except a noisy Jacobin Cuckoo, it was the Red-vented Bulbuls, the Eurasian Collared and Laughing Doves. The Pigeons of course were having a whale of a time. I think we have some Peahens with eggs in the campus. The stars of the morning - a pair of Small Asian Mongoose. The...
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