“I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Early Bird Catches the Worm
I share with you images from our birding walk, from three different locations explored between March and April. The images, of course I credit whole-heartedly to my 14-year-old daughter, who has an eye for detail and the passion and patience to capture all things wild and wondrous on her Canon.
And, yes, indeed the early bird catches the worm, and all the images I share today are a true testament, to that and more. Better luck to the worm next time. 😉
This post will be a two-part series, as I do not wish to inundate you with way too many images. The final of series will be from our birding walk early this month. This one will captures the migratory birds that will soon be homeward bound.
Early Morning Glory
We begin with our birding walk to Bhondsi Nature park, in Gurgaon, Haryana, National Capital Region. We were out looking for the migratory Fire-Capped Tit, but arrived tad late so missed the “worm”. But these are some of the endearing avian wonders that we came by.
This walk happened by fluke. I was headed to another forest, and I had asked dotty dearest to come with me. Nothing like a forest walk, you see. We were waiting for someone who got late, so we ended up in this wild habitat just by chance. A very well timed, delay, I must admit.
This beautiful park used to be a mining site, which was reclaimed and re-wilded by the citizens of our city. We were privileged to be part of its tree plantation drive almost 13 years ago. Now this park is a thriving forest, and boasts of a wide -array of species from mammals, birds, butterflies to reptiles, and more.
Greetings to the Lovely Residents
On Part Two
I am “hoping” to post the second part of this series, “The early Bird Catches the Worm” next week. It has images from a walk to the wetlands of NCR that I went for, with darling dotty and a bunch of enthusiastic birders. One where we managed to see an array of birds, including several stunning migratory ones.
But, this promise is tad tentative, as I’m away to the forests next week, doing an advanced course in Animal Communication.
If time permits I’d love to, else I’ll see you all week after next.
So, long! Adieu!
Love, Light and Joy,
All image credits: My 14-year-old
Today I have Phil Collins for you, a musician I grew up adoring.