May 14th, 2006

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Magical Sunday morning...

Every weekend, I plan on visiting some forest reserve with whoever is going...and though the plans come to naught, in the process, the morning birdwatching session at Lal Bagh that I plan-- also goes down the drain!

This weekend, amoghavarsha and Sanath swanned off to Bhadra again...they took the last 2 seats on some bus and were going to do a concrete-floor-and-sleeping-bag accomodation which I can't do! So I was hoping that Kalyan would go to BR Hills...my husband said that if kalyan was there, it would be a great learning experience for both of us, on both the photography and the wildlife fronts, so he was willing to drive to BR Hills. Alas for Ms Murphy...Kalyan sprained his leg and could not go. (only I would call *myself* Ms Murphy when *Kalyan* sprained his leg!...but to me, it meant, no BR Hills with the expert guidance that I had been looking forward to....

So this morning, we determinedly set aside the Sunday morning inertia, and went to LalBagh.

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We are off to Binsar National Park, Munsiyari and Corbett in Uttaranchal for 2 weeks on Wednesday, and we are looking forward very much to seeing what we can spot there. I don't know who my guide will be in Binsar, but through Abhijit Menon-Sen who has just finished a census of Quails and Partridges in Uttaranchal, I have emailed Manoj Sharma, who will be my wildlife/birding guide in Corbett. Will post, hopefully, with lots of interesting sighting-stories, when I get back....
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