Friday, November 14, 2008
This morning on the jeep safari @ kabini we happened to see 2 peacocks. One of the guests began to jump about saying that seeing 2 peacocks early in the morning is a sign of good luck and that we will see a tiger today... I of course just smiled and nodded. We were on our way into the forest from the main road when a jeep came zipping past from the opposite direction. He told us that there was a leopard on the road opposite to the one we had taken. So, we back about 10 kms and lo!!! found not 1 but 2 leopards !!! It was a mating pair and we had seen this pair a couple of times earlier this month too.
It was good to see the "Honeymoon Couple" once again. But when it came to photographing them the female was very shy. It just zipped past like a rocket, as shy as a newly wed gal !!!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Now, one cant help wondering why anyone would put up a photo of few crows flying.... but these crows are not what they look like. The crows @ Orange County, Kabini are just a little more than crows. These crows take to the air in Bramhiny kite fashion and use the thermals and the strong winds to move about. They hardly flap their wings !!! They soar from one rooftop to another and back again... and the best part is that the youngsters have been learning this art from their parents throughout. Some bold adults even fly over the water surface and swoop down like a Bramhiny Kite and catch fish [ though many of the times they are clumsy and the fish gives their "talons" a slip].
Sometimes it makes me wonder whether these birds are brought up by crows or by the Bramhiny Kite !!!