Monsoon Birding in the Cardamom Hills

Yesterday I visited Anavilasam near Kumaly with Adv. Sureshbabu Thomas. We were heading towards his farm there from Kumaly in the early morning hours. Adv. Paul was also with us. It was misty and overcast. But there is hardly any rain in the high ranges these days. We were alarmed by the conditions in the […]

Darters Breeding at the Heart of Kottayam

Today I found more than twenty nests of darters at the heart of Kottayam town on the old trees in PWD rest house. It was a mixed heronry of little cormorants and darters. The snake birds were in breeding plumage and were displaying the startling colours and feathers in an astonishing fashion (See photos posted). […]