Ever since I saw the first hornbill in my life from my balcony, I developed a strange affinity towards this bird. Even its shrieking call sounds musical to me. I can recognise the call and immediately start looking for it in the foliage. I search for Hornbills when I travel to places known for their presence. Just before the onset of the monsoon, we drove to Dandeli in search of the endemic species – The Malabar Grey Hornbill and the Malabar Pied Hornbill. Who does not know the abundance of these birds in the Dandeli timber depot? Thanks to my fellow bloggers and the social media for all the information. 🙂
The soft rays of the orange orb were touching the field below. The meshwork of mingled twigs of Rain tree (Albizia saman) and Fountain tree (Spathodea campanulata) allowed solitary streaks to pass through. The pale-hued threads of light were shying off to bring an end to the day.