A TRIP TO DARJEELING (PART 3)

So, At last this trip came to an end…..and here’s how the 3rd day here in Darjeeling was :

The Final Destination was the Rock Gardens, and this is the last thing I wanted to do before I leave this city.

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Waterfall at Rock Gardens

This waterfall was my friend for the day…..as it attracted Water Redstarts, which are one of my favorite subjects..!

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Male Plumbeous Water Redstart
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Female Plumbeous Water Redstart

These are just adorable birds…! In addition to these I got a beautiful bird “Blue Whistling Thrush”…! They’re endemic to the areas on foothills of Himalayas.

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Blue Whistling Thrush
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Blue Whistling Thrush with an insect catch…!

This place is very vast indeed, and I was unable to tour this place all, thanks to the Rain-gods !

But I did manage to make the most of this place….totally 6 new species from this place !

Whiskered Yuhina
Whiskered Yuhina….cuteness overloaded species !

Whiskered Yuhina can be seen everywhere but was difficult to shoot as they were fast as wind….and are light too !

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Green-backed Tit

Green-backed Tit is a common hill species found in India, but saw it for the first time and man….it was very colorful.

Conclusion is that, you must visit this place !

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Plumbeous Water Redstart on rock !
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Plumbeous Water Redstart will a bee kill….resting on bench
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Nectar Lover !
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He loves to be wet !

Thank you for reading my experience and stay tuned for next upcoming series, i.e, A Trip to Sikkim !

 

// The series is written and edited by Sandeep Manush [ealikemcsquare@yahoo.com] //

 

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