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Old 6th February 2012, 18:31   #136
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So we started our new year with making a trip to Pench and Kanha National park.
On the 28th of January we started at about 10 am from Nagpur to Pench. Reached there well in time for a typical MP tourism lunch. This time we got rooms facing the nala on the ground floor which has no view .
The swimming pool is functioning, but the trouble being that the bottom of the pool is not visible.
We had well in advance booked for our safaris from the MP tourism office in Nagpur.
Our first evening safari begins.

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Pench is a beautiful forest with mostly teak trees, due to unseasonal rains the trees were turning a brilliant green with the sun filtreing thru the leaves and making them a brilliant gold , while the ground remained in varied hues of browns of the fallen leaves. The paths were ever inviting as always.
This park never lets us down on natures various magical moments.

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We slowly drove thru the jungle to see it coming alive .
Jackal

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Bhraminy Ducks at a distance

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The beautifull fallen tree with the neelkanth adding color.

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Changeable Hawk eagle

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Wow, this thread came alive. I couldn't believe when I saw the notification. Don't keep us waiting...!

Changeable Hawk Eagle's was superb.
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Old 6th February 2012, 21:18   #138
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Pench is a beautiful forest with mostly teak trees
The forests in and around Adilabad district in AP are mostly teak. The Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary near Jannaram is very beautiful with massive teak trees

Lovely pictures
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Thanks coolcat for revisiting Pench and posting lovely pictures. Undoubtedly it is one of the finest parks. We were there during Christmas and i have captured our experience in my TL .

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...nny-sands.html (Fauji's Drivologues - Christmas in Wintry Wilderness and New Year on Sunny sands!)

We missed spotting Sher Khan. Were you lucky?
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Old 7th February 2012, 15:38   #140
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@gd,
Thank you so much, I get to visit these jungles only about once a year. In the mean time your frequent visits to the jungles and an update of your logs keeps us wildlife enthusiasts close to the wilderness right thru the year.

@ DKG
Thank you, U should visit the Mp jungles too.

@Fauji,
Thank you, Lots more to come
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@Coolcat21 - I took some time out today and went through the complete TL. Loved each piece of it, it was like being in an adventure. Nice clicks and sequencing. Good work, continue posting.

My mind is now badly wanting to see some live stripes
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Lovely pictures Coooolcat!
Its good to see the Treepie and spotted deer again!

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The forests in and around Adilabad district in AP are mostly teak. The Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary near Jannaram is very beautiful with massive teak trees

Lovely pictures
+1 DKG Sir. Actually the entire NH7 section between Nirmal --> Nagpur --> MP is very picturesque with lovely Teakwood forests.
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@jacs,
Thank you for enjoying the log,2012 season has just begun solots more coming.
@c300,
Thank you.

We drive slowly thru the winding paths looking for more birds

Black Rumped Flameback Woodpecker
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Racket Tailed Drongo
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Parakeet
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Black Drongo
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Do you see the bird? It took me a long time.
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Thank you, U should visit the Mp jungles too.
Yes it's long overdue! This year may do Kaziranga, if that doesn't happen then a trip to MP forests would be lovely

Some of the bird shots are beautiful, what colour !!

@C300 The section of forest between Kadam and Mancherial is spectacular teak. The girth of some of the trees here had me spellbound

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We suddenly spotted 2 very alert jackals and soon understood the reason. Dinner had kind of fallen into thier arms.

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Well this calf was lucky to be with his mother.

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Portion of the lake had turned a brilliant red.

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White-breasted Waterhen

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Wow.amazing pics and i did not want to read this last post alone but wanted to read from the first post just to enjoy your writing skills and the pics. I like the Brahminy ducks pic (looks cute) to say the least. Well framed and nicely presented.

Continue the good work till we get a chance to carry on the legacy.
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Coolcat,

And, the prize goes to...the latest pic. of the jackal pair with the langur friend and the very well composed panorama. Love the direct stare into the lens of the male jackal in that picture and the way the bridge has been placed in the panorama.

The textures of the tree barks ,,well captured, the meandering ways are so reminiscent of Pench.

Coolcat, end of last to this year you have not really started your 'Jungle Ghoomings' no?

Hope to see a lot from your lens and pen.
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cooolcat21 - cool pics as usual
But i must say - the writeup is equally compelling.

looking for more pics and some wonderful writeup from you, bring them on!
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@Fazal Sir,
I have visited the jungles exactly after a year as did a long road trip from bangalore to Leh including spiti loop in the month of August which took us almost a month. After that clould not manage more holidays.
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@sach.sri,
Thank u so much
Your pictures at the bird sanctuary are just amazing, the habitat shots give so much character to the subject.
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@Aravind84,
Thank you.
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We ended our first safari totally satisfied.

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We woke up early as always to a loud knock and opened our door to be greeted with a flask of steaming masala chai. Soon we were out to join the long row of gypsys ,everyone with hopes in thier heart to see the tiger atleast in this safari. Well we were no different.

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But my son was looking for his tooth fairy as he lost his first tooth here.

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Beautiful landscapes

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Neelgai

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Collared Scops Owl

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White throated Kingfisher

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Egret

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