Birdwatching Escapades…


The sun was just peeping out from the mountain when the group set out on a birdwatching trail. The lush greens beckoned them to a world unknown, a mystery that was just about to unravel …
They had just moved ahead when someone from the group exclaimed” Hey thats a Malabar Pied hornbill.” She grabbed the binoculors and looked up to see Mr Hornbill. But smart lad, he eluded her. Not to be done by, as the others in the group oohed and ahhed at him, she just exclaimed “Wow nice brown feathers!!!” only to be rebuked by a group member , not higher than her knee ( yes he was that young) ,” Didi, hornbill is not brown” , ( uh oh, so what had she seen then).
Then someone spotted a Drona. She couldnt hide her excitement, she anticipated a bearded old man , Drona from Mahabharata. May be Drona had set up a retirement home in this deep forest, after all jungles were known to throw up surprises. But the excitement was shortlived, Drona was a little black feathered fellow ( err.. maybe a post retirement image makeover gone wrong , she comforted herself)

After the initial gaffes, she never commented on the feather colors or the kind of beaks. Just looked through the binocs and pretended to recognise the handsome hunks ( the feathered kind.. what were you people thinking!!!!) around.
Then suddenly her eyes shone with excitement as she saw a familiar and comforting sight. There she pointed, there goes “The great Indian Crow“. She looked around waiting for applause… but there was just deafening silence… the group had just moved on….

(When the itenary in the trip guide had mentioned a half day of Birdwatching, she was thrilled to bits. After all, that was one of the few things she had mastered over time… But some one should have told her.. there is a category in birdwatching other than non feathered, two legged variety too 😦 )

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31 Responses to Birdwatching Escapades…

  1. Sachin says:

    Lol !!!Drona and jungle stuff was awesome…… I prefer “two legged variety ” birdwatching πŸ˜‰

  2. Karthik says:

    LOL..These are all team building trips from your company??

  3. Mysore Blog Park says:

    Hello, nice blog here! I bird-watch too! That pied hornbill is lovely! And by the way, i’m a libran too! πŸ™‚

  4. Lakshmi Bharadwaj says:

    sorry, that was me, signed up as mysoreblogpark. My name’s Lakshmi. Do you bird-watch often?

  5. Deepti says:

    @Sachin: Thanks … @Karthik : no no this i had gone for a rafting cum jungle trail …with friends @Lakshmi: I went bird watching for the first time .. I couldnt recognise any bird, now I am learning. Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚Keep visiting.

  6. Macadamia The Nut says:

    LOL! That was a hilarious account! πŸ˜€I think I’ll stick to watching the two legged ones πŸ˜€

  7. mathew says:

    the great indian crow..hehehehe..pavaam i sympathise with her..;-Pbeen there is similar situations..wrong place types..

  8. Deepti says:

    @Macadamia: I’ll stick to 2 legged ones too!! the others are too difficult to handle 😦@Mathew:Accepting the sympathies .. she needs it πŸ™‚

  9. g-man says:

    you can tell her that birdwatching is difficult for us people too. its hard to stare all around through binocs wen you have the attention span of a gnat on crystal meth, living in a house made of cocaine

  10. Macadamia The Nut says:

    P.S. You’ve been tagged πŸ˜€

  11. Deepti says:

    @g-man:I ahve told her and she will mull over it next time πŸ˜‰@mac: will do it soon .. kinda tied down too much by work :(((

  12. Satish Bolla says:

    so u girls too have escapades in bird watching….. wht an eye-opener!!!!anyways, i hope u r pumped as ever for ur next bird-watching session… πŸ˜‰

  13. thomas says:

    Your language is good; mean the description of subtleties. P.S. Non feathered, two legged variety?? You watch chimpanzees too?? Oh wait, i get it, must be bonobos, or gorillas, or maybe baboons. Right right?? πŸ˜€

  14. Deepti says:

    @Satish:Gals are discreet birdwatchers.. you’ll not even know you are being watched πŸ˜€@Thomas:Thanks for the compliments on my language.. and about bonobos n gorillas and apes … tell me do glas have an option .. men never evolved after that level of evolution dude πŸ˜›

  15. silverine says:

    Deepti: “<>men never evolved after that level of evolution dude<>“LOL!!! Awesome reply!!Hats off!!! :))

  16. Satish Bolla says:

    hey deepthi, ur last comment looked outrageous. remember that v guys too doesn’t have much options than u….

  17. Deepti says:

    @silverine : hehehe thanks πŸ™‚@Satish : Oh that was just a funny reply to Thomas .. whom I am sure will understand what I meant.. no offence

  18. thomas says:

    Actually, I saw your reply and got pumped up all of a sudden by the chauvinistic demon; moved my cursor to the comment box ready to please the MCP God. Thought for about 5 mins; unfortunately (fortunately for you), couldn’t come up with anything to retaliate. Rats!! But then, on a second thought, I would stick to the old adage – It’s futile to argue with girls!.

  19. Deepti says:

    @Thomas: Hey it was just a joke .. so I hope you werent offended .. πŸ™‚

  20. thomas says:

    No, absolutely not; I would have loved to come up with one liner to counter that, but i’m stuck, hehe. Vadi koduthe adi vaangichathu poole aayi! Kozhappamilla, mera number bhi aayega, some day!

  21. Deepti says:

    @Thomas: πŸ˜€ .. hehehee anyways now you go and study πŸ™‚ all the best

  22. Neena Padayatty says:

    Dr.Salim Ali just turned in his grave…just hilarious!

  23. Vimalraj says:

    Too good Deepti….very hilarious :)))). Few of your comments are even better.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Enjoyed it! ;o) – P

  25. Deepti says:

    @ Neena: I know poor Mr Salim ALi …@vimaraj: Thanks a lot !!@P: You know what it felt like exactly rite ??? ;0)

  26. Satish Bolla says:

    u ok? no posts for almost 3 weeks? not even on the F1 blog

  27. Enduring the Babbles of Life says:

    awesome gal…very well written…and truly hilarious…enjoyed every bit of it…really good!

  28. Macadamia The Nut says:

    Don’t curse me.. but.. you’ve been tagged! πŸ˜€

  29. Deepti says:

    @Satish: Finally I posted. Will update the F1 blog too .. πŸ™‚ thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚@Enduring Babbles of life: Thanks a lot gal!!@Macadamia: thy tag shat be done … ( both of them) apologies for the delay 😦

  30. Nishanth says:

    ha ha ha…i can just imagine you competing with the kids at the camp in bird watching…you aren’t any good at the orginal or evolved version….:)

  31. Deepti says:

    @Nish: I am not as talented as you are in this field … you are KD πŸ˜€

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