02/19/12

Dandeli – Ganeshgudi – Goa Dec 2011

Dandeli

The Malabar Pied Hornbill in flight, the regular shot.

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The Malabar Pied Hornbill in flight, the not so regular shot 🙂

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The Malabar Pied Hornbill BOS (bird on a stick) , the not so regular shot 🙂

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A brahmini kite fishing, the regular shot

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A brahmini kite fishing, the  not so regular shot

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Ganeshgudi

 

Black naped Monarch

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Angry Birds ! ( Oriental white eyes )

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Malabar Trogon wing flap

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Karwar

White bellied sea eagles

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Goa

White bellied Sea Eagle  on the Zuari

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04/14/07

Of Hornbills, a Malabar Trogon and White Bellied Sea Eagles -Dandeli Karwar Devbagh Trip March ’07

10th March ’07— Rockin … Down the Highway…( Doobie Brothers Song)

We were packed and rolling by 0420H and strangely uplifted enough at the thought of the vacation that we decided not to put on music in the car till much later! Stopped for some sheera and some tea at Lonavala. Lonavala was warm and we really did not need the fleece jackets we had brought along. I was still very fresh and we hit Pune by 7 AM and had crossed Pune on to the new Pune Bangalore highway by 0800. We rolled on to Satara, Kohlapur and then on to Belgaum. What a great rod this is. Superb tarmac and such a pleasure to drive! A really good decision to do this road trip! Just short of Belgaum, we stopped for a quick bite of upma and tea again. A steady 100-120 Kmph, and Belgaum rolled in by 11 AM. Top up time and, we filled in fuel. I calculated that I had got a cool 16.666 km per litre of petrol on the Baleno.. Woohoo!! Baleno rocks!!!

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