World Migratory Bird Day: Celebrating the Avian Beauties

World Migratory Bird Day – a relatable day for every bird lover. Though, for a birder, every day is a bird day.

May 8th is celebrated globally as Migratory Bird Day, to raise awareness and a need to conserve these winter visitors some of whom even fly hundreds of thousands of kilometers.

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Home of a Sunbird

Something beautiful happened! Though I walked/jogged around the same track almost every day, it was only this day that I noticed a nest when a beautiful sunbird flew out of it! Home of a sunbird!

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How I’m Reducing Plastic Waste

I am reading and learning about environmental issues for a while now. It’s getting more and more important for me to know about, respect and be aware of the other creatures we share the planet with. The problems our planet is facing and what can be done about it.

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Flying Jewels of Garbhanga Forest

The greens looked a shade lighter under the blanket of the early winter fog that morning. A dirt-track gently meandered into the forest. Sunlight was yet to slice through the forest canopy. The tranquil silence was occasionally broken by the chirps and sounds of songbirds, hidden away from sight. The forest looked soothing with all the greens and browns, sprinkled with vibrantly coloured, tiny wildflowers.

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Visited by a Coffee Bee Hawk Moth

It was a quiet afternoon, in the initial period of lockdown (of the Covid-19 situation). The unusual quietness must be baffling the other living creatures, we often joked (though I felt sometimes it could actually be so). I started spending more time in the balcony and even set up a cozy reading/working space there.

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Meeting Commander Butterfly

My motivation for morning walk/run, for some time now, has been the chance of seeing a variety of natural beauty right in my backyard. The track where I walk/run has been surprising me with something new every time (when I quit being lazy and step out that is). For a while now that life is slowed down, I, like many others, have been noticing things around leisurely. The natural world manages to amaze me every single time.

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