Monday, May 30, 2005

Tchah

Sometimes I wish matters had been arranged in a way so it was easier for one to kick oneself. At ICRISAT today. What would it have cost me to carry my binoculars? Nothing, that’s what. But bag was heavy; it’s so hot, I didn’t really think I’d have time to stroll upto the lake.
But I did. Easy pickings, I tell you. No fewer than 12 species from one seated vantage point. A dozen or so black kites and another raptor type within like arm’s distance, coots, scores of too-far-to-id water birds, one comic brown fella on the grass, wagtails, herons, egrets, koels, treepies (a pair, rubbing beaks). All just hanging about, begging for a closer look. Lazy lazy person.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes I know this lazy person! it's the same silly billy, I think, that did not carry MY binocs to bhopal, thereby ensuring my paise barbad!

Sheetal said...

yes, yes, too true - have been adequately punished. Have you bought your new pair? Just as well I didn't carry yours, 'Anonymous', anything is better than that Russian squint-inducer.

footloose said...

tchah :D

such fun just saying that!

Emma said...

Hi,
I have been following your blog for a while, and find it very interesting. I want to add a link to your blog on my blog. Can I do it? Also, I am from Hyderabad as well; it would be real cool if I could get to know you better.

Australopithecus said...

But its the unwritten rule of birding...If you had been carrying binocs, you wouldnot have seen anything, or if your binocs were in the backpack, the bird would have flown by the time you bring it out focus etc etc....and sometimse on the big lake, the binocs arent enough,now who will carry a scope around?

Sheetal said...

Emma: Thank you and yes, by all means, link to this blog.
It would be fun to have a Hyderabadi bloggers meet, wouldn't it? Let's see if we can organise it; there should be about a dozen of us, at least.

Austra~: Hau re, very true. Where have you been? Blogger's meet pe aata?

Australopithecus said...

@sheetal: bloggers meet, sure: kaiku nahin, anyway am berozgar now.

Emma said...

Thank you...
And yes, that would be really great - a Hyderabad blogger's meet. We should really organize it. It would be wonderful to put a face to the words you read so often...

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