Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022 Brief Hands-on Review

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A02

When Tamron announced its SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011 lens back in 2014, I had reviewed it on this blog here. Recently when Tamron introduced its 2nd version, I was curious to review it. This time I was hoping someone in my friend’s circle would be purchasing it so that I could test … Read more

Aliens are invading, Are You Ready?

Giant African Snail in Mangalore

Ladies and Gentlemen, friends and folks and my fellow, paranoid conspiracy theorists. It is with a heavy heart and constant dread, that I bring you this latest piece of news. We’ve been invaded. They’ve spread far and wide and multiplied in numbers beyond belief. Even as you read this, know that they’re out there, drawing … Read more

Two Birds on a Rainy Day

Indian Peahen

We had unexpected summer showers that day. I was going to Mangalore from my home town and spotted these two birds on the way. Peahen was foraging in the undergrowth, after the rains had stopped. Even though I would have liked to capture the Common Hawk-Cuckoo on a natural perch, I had to be satisfied … Read more

Greater Coucal

Greater Coucal feeding Subadult

That afternoon as I came home for lunch I was alerted to this adult Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) with its usual deep booming calls. Spotted the bird near the Yellow Oleander Thevetia peruviana bush where it frequents to eat its toxic fruit. It was accompanied by two birds which looked very similar to Lesser Coucal. … Read more

Pied Cuckoo

Pied Cuckoo

As I am writing this blog, it is drizzling outside giving a much needed relief from searing heat which started few days ago. But this is not really a monsoon rain. In the month of May-June, India awaits eagerly for the south west monsoon rain which brings much needed relief from the sweltering heat of … Read more

Asian Koels

In my earlier blog I had written about Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus). I had another close encounter with this common bird in our kitchen garden. As I was planing to go to my clinic on that day I saw a pair of Juvenile Asian Koels sitting on the Yellow Oleander plant. I quickly grabbed my … Read more