Ramnagara Religion and birds, 141115

November 17, 2015

It was a cloudy, misty day, but enough friends were enthusiastic about a birding/nature trip.


We went to Kanva Reservoir, actually, and saw some bright colours in spite of the gloom:



But the weather being cloudy and dull, I decided to take the group to Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary, and we were privileged to see a Long-billed Vulture mother on her nest! IMG_0821 After visiting Kanva, I decided that Prayut and Aishwary, who have moved to Bangalore recently from Jabalpur, should also try for the Yellow-throated Bulbul, so we went back and climbed the hill. Sure enough, they got their bird! IMG_1000 and a bonus, the male Asian Paradise Flycatcher, flaunting his delectable tail around: IMG_0994 I took these snaps of the Ramadevara temple at the summit of the hillock: IMG_1008 IMG_1025 IMG_1031 IMG_1010 Just when one's knees complained, there was this heartening message! IMG_1006 And across the slopes, on the cactus, sat this beautiful Blue Rock Thrush. IMG_1017 Birds...the natural beauty of the place...these are MY religion, and my temple is the entire area I surveyed. But different strokes for different folks! Some need the stripes that mark a temple: IMG_1042

And some, like me, are happy to look around, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy themselves…here we all are, doing just that!