Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary

Hello everyone, Today i.e. 12th November 2017 is the 121st birth Anniversary of the person who is famously called the ‘Birdman of India’. Only due to his dedication and systematic bird surveys across India, Ornithology has its place today’s India.

Being a padma bhushan and padma vibhushan awardee, sir SΓ‘lim Moizuddin Abdul Ali is a hero for many Indian birders /bird watchers.

Today, my post is dedicated to him.

This post is about the Salim Ali bird Sanctuary in Goa and few of the birds that I captured in my lenses around my neighbourhood.

Lets start with the place which told me about this legend for the very first time. Yes I didn’t know about him, as I was never that of a bird watcher (always loved the wings though in the open sky). But only when I came to Goa and started waking up to bird chirps, I have grown this keen interest in them. I cant say, how much I love watching their activities and trust me I can do that all day πŸ™‚

Lets start with Dr Salim Ali bird Sanctuary, that is situated on the Chorao Island in North Goa district along the mandovi river.

As soon as you deboard the rivander-chorao ferry, you will find this sanctuary just to your left.

This is the entrance path.

As soon as you enter this place, serenity will attack you from everywhere.

Walking paths has been beautifully carved helping birders and tourists to make their way.

These beautiful yet strong stone pallets will take you closer to what-we-call Peace.

Not sure what these are. Could be find everywhere in the mud. I took this capture as they formed animal figures to me πŸ™‚

I also see myself as I grow up – says the tree

Beautiful stretch of rich flora and fauna can be seen here along with the various kinds of bird calls. I wish I had a better lense when I went to this place last time. Unfortunately couldn’t spot any of those eye catching wings.

No wonder I want to visit this place again and again. Next time I am here, you bloggers will be with me πŸ™‚ I am such a jungle person.

You can see the happiness index πŸ˜€

I am sun’s alarm clock~says the bird

Serenity and calmness is what your mind finds in such places. Find some time for your soul and visit these nature bound places, not just to find birds but to find yourself πŸ™‚

These are my best frames that could describe the peaceful attitude of this location.

A far away click of the Brahmini kite πŸ™‚

Stay with me till my next post which will include my bird spotting activities in Goa. *Promise*

Till then,keep smiling and keep birding:)

Much love,

Riya

Crackerless celebrations

We live in a country where festivals means new clothes, varieties of sweets, hugs, hangouts, pandal hopping and all the numerous kind of crackers that you may think of.

Durga puja in East, Diwali in North and Ganesh Chuturthi in West are the major festivals I have taken part in.

After wasting lots and lots of Dad’s money in crackers for all those childhood years in diwali, I realized this while observing others doing the same in Goa for the last two Ganesh Chaturthis. I must say, I have never seen these kind of enthusiasm or charisma in people’s face anywhere in the country. People from West definitely know how to enjoy and have full of, what we call life.

I agree we have got one life and we got to live it to the fullest but Do we realise that while we celebrating a mere festival, we are causing painful injury to the not-so-ever-lasting environment we live in.

That atmosphere which took us in its arm when we first started walking. That fresh air that let us rode our first bicycle into the wind. That friendly dog who befriended us on our first day at college. That powerful sunshine that kept us motivated for our first sales call or day at work. Those green trees providing a mother-like-shade for us when we were tired and impatient. That starry night when we looked up to the moon awake whole night holding your beloved’s hand.

Do we realize that our few seconds of happiness can cause a devastating destruction? Do we realize that our hard earned money is actually not gaining us any wealth but harming our health eventually.. Exploding a powerful yet mesmerizing cracker is no less than a cigerrate that is killing our surroundings patiently. Smoking kills, so does these fireworks. It won’t harm one’s health directly or spontaneously but it will surely do cause incurable diseases to our society.

Being a nature lover and avid wanderer, I clicked just two pictures with my beloved camera from my balcony to portray the fact I want to state to the society this year.

Through these pictures I want to portray the fire, the rage, the power, the anger, the passion it contains to demolish the astonishingly beautiful Mother nature.

Terrorists plants a bomb in order to kill the human race and we humans explode these so-called-happiness distributing crackers in order to kill the giving nature, but only patiently.

We are so much ready to pour all ourselves for the moment’s enjoyment that we forget about our upcoming generations. We should think of gifting our kids the most meaningful gift – fresh air to breath.

Air pollution is increasing drastically day by day. And it’s my esteemed request to each and everyone to stop using crackers and contribute towards a beautiful fresh environment. Let’s wish for a crackerless society where money need not buy happiness in boxes full of explosion.

Signing off by wishing you all a safe and happy ganesh chaturthi.

Riya