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  1. Himalayas - 569

    Himalayas - 569

    Himalayas - 569 Two Large-billed Crows were loudly calling and circling in the western sky and ... suddenly a large Mountain Hawk Eagle appeared in the sky and the crows got involved in an aerial dogfight ... A collage to depict the action ... __________ Ranikhet Hill Station lt...
  2. Rueful ...

    Rueful ...

    Rueful ... This good looking ... guy was looking rather rueful ... ... on finding the food bowl empty ... ... kept at the boundary of a heritage property in Himalayas ... this bowl attracted some forest species ... ______________ Kalij Pheasant Ranikhet Hill Station Alt. 6500 ft...
  3. Mood elevators ...

    Mood elevators ...

    Mood elevators ... These tiny bundles of energy are real mood elevators ... And ... here's a good dose of them ... __________ Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus Ranikhet ... Alt. 6500 ft. Uttarakhand himalayas India 15 November 2019
  4. Pompous ...

    Pompous ...

    Pompous ... They are ... nothing if not ... Stylish ... With that twirly ... pompous crest _________ Himalayan Bulbul Ranikhet Hill Station Alt 6500 ft. Uttarakhand Himalayas India 16 October 2018
  5. Himalayas - 539

    Himalayas - 539

    On Covid Front ... My brother has been shifted to a hospital room ... from ICU ... and needs Oxygen only intermittently, now ... two more doses of Remdesivir to go in next two days ... Rest of us are OK ... ____________ Himalayas - 539 There was ... this mating pair of lovely ...
  6. Himalayas - 538

    Himalayas - 538

    Himalayas - 538 Laughingthrushes are a specialty of South-east Asia ... and Indian Subcontinent ... Himalayas being a good location generally ... to see some of them ... This one here has the habit of scurrying along the ground under low bushes ... ... this habit and their color has...
  7. Himalayas - 537

    Himalayas - 537

    Himalayas - 537 Another shot of these beauties with intense eye ... ... before we move on to some more Laughingthrushes found there ... Gregarious ... inquisitve very vocal ... ... intelligent and beautiful ... Foraging parties of these fabulous birds keep the the Himalayan forest alive...
  8. Himalayas - 536

    Himalayas - 536

    Himalayas - 536 Thank you all for kind words ... good wishes and prayers for our well being and safety ... It makes a world of difference ... ___________ It is a difficult time ... but sure enough there is going to be a turn around ... ... back to days of joy ... of togetherness...
  9. Himalayas - 513

    Himalayas - 513

    Himalayas - 513 The bowl got even more crowded for a little while ... ... creating moments of magic ... for me to cherish and share ... ___________ Indian White-eye Grey-hooded Warbler Black-throated Tit Green-backed Tit Ranikhet Hill Station Alt. 6500 feet Uttarakhand Himalayas India...
  10. Himalayas - 512

    Himalayas - 512

    Himalayas - 512 It is easy to see how tiny the Grey-hooded is ... ... when juxtaposed with these Tits ... who themselves qualfy as small birds ... A lucky shot at that ever so popular terracotta bowl in a lovely spot in Himalayas ... ___________ Green-backed Tit Black-lored Tit...
  11. Himalayas - 511

    Himalayas - 511

    Himalayas - 510 Himalayas ... are home to big beasts ... Elephants Leopards ... Tigers Griffons ... Golden Eagles ... ... as well as tiny wonders like Black-chinned Babblers and ... a host of Warblers and Flycatchers ... like the one here ... __________ Gray-hooded Warbler Ranikhet Hill...
  12. Himalayas - 510

    Himalayas - 510

    Himalayas - 510 Here's a closer look at the patient awrbler ... ... waiting ... for Tits to finish and give him a chance to use the waterbowl ... And ... ... he did get a chance ... albeit briefly ... __________ Hume's Warbler Ranikhet Hill Station Alt. 6500 feet Uttarakhand Himalayas...
  13. Himalayas - 509

    Himalayas - 509

    Himalayas - 509 And ... while the ebullient Tits had all the fun at the pool ... this poor fellow waited at the edge ... to get a chance to refill ___________________ Black-throated Tit and Hume's Warbler Ranikhet Hill Station Alt. 6500 feet Uttarakhand Himalayas India 19...
  14. Himalayas - 508

    Himalayas - 508

    Life : Effervescence ... and Quietude ... A hyper energy Filling one ... With Deeper calm A paradox ... ... Separating Being ... and Existence ... Sun Kissed the earth A goodbye ... Yonder At horizon Bright ... and Fair ... It gifted to us ... A litle chunk Of its gold ... A token ...
  15. Himalayas - 506

    Himalayas - 506

    Himalayas - 506 In this season of Himalayan rarities here's one more ... ... only three images in the database here ... before this ... and ... another with only two video-clips in the mega database of ebird / ML ... one of them by us, a while ago ... not good but I'm sharing the link...
  16. Himalayas - 503

    Himalayas - 503

    Himalayas - 503 It was early morning ... brilliantly lit ... we were all packed up to leave Himalayas ... to resume the mundane ... in the planes ... It was difficult to tear oneself away from the hypnosis of the ambiance ... And as we turned we were bid adieu by this fabulous lady...
  17. Himalayas - 499

    Himalayas - 499

    Himalayas - 499 Here's the male of the species ... ... fairly colorful and dashing even in now declining plumage ... But ... was hidden most of the time ... not giving a good opportunity ... apart from a brief flash ... ... and here luckily we could get a glimpse of that brand ... the...
  18. Himalayas - 498

    Himalayas - 498

    Himalayas - 498 Not a frequent visitor here ... We were on way to the medical camp in Himalayas ... About 40 Km. before the venue ... is located this wonderful heritage hotel facing Himalayan Snow-peaks ... where we decided to have a tea break While we were waiting in the lawns we were...
  19. Himalayas - 493

    Himalayas - 493

    L'amour ... Nothing much to elaborate ... Their expression appears almost human ... ... they were in courtship ... when we reached the parking of the Heritage resort ... ... in the Himalayan Hill Station town ... ... and proceeded being completely unaffected by our presence below ...
  20. Himalayas - 492

    Himalayas - 492

    Himalayas - 492 It was a glorious day in Himalayas ... nicely lit ... and cool ... not cold The tit just dropped in to say hello ... and struck a friendly pose ... ... the late evening Sun nicely reflected in his lovely eye ... __________ Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus Ranikhet Hill...
  21. Himalayas - 479

    Himalayas - 479

    Himalayas - 479 It was spring time in Himalayas ... then First rays of Sun had barely brightened the sky ... and we were in the lawns of that heritage building ... ... to capture the golden moment on the Himalayan snow peaks ... and just then ... and there at the forest edge this...
  22. Himalayas - 458

    Himalayas - 458

    Today ... no other thought ... only Prayers for safety of our friends ... family ... fellow countrymen and people at threat around the World ... ... with Renu Tewari ____________ White-crested Laughingthrush Ranikhet Uttarakhand Himalayas India 14 November 2019
  23. Himalayas - 457

    Himalayas - 457

    Himalayas - 457 Memory of ... A drink of joy ... and joy of a drink ... ... at the time of Corona ... reassuring ... it can be Even for a tee-totaller like me ... Cheers ... from these wee-wee Himalayan beauties ... The charity medical camp that we have been going to for last 22 years...
  24. Himalayas - 443

    Himalayas - 443

    Himalayas - 443 Once upon a time ... ... not very long ago ... in Himalayan forest ... there lived A gang of ... restless tits Nature's lttle marvel ... power packed bundles of joy ... Occasionally the happy lot met ... at the Salon 'Le seul Marigold' ... ... ... Thus the...
  25. Himalayas - 440

    Himalayas - 440

    Himalayas - 440 As the bells ... ring ... this lovely ... puts itself in the spotlight ... Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus The Forest-edge Ranikhet Hill Station Alt. 6500 ft. Uttarakhand Himalayas India 15 November 2019
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