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.