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"You can know the names of a bird in all languages of the world,but when you are finished ,
You will know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird.....
So let`s look at the bird and see what it`s doing --that`s what counts.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."

-Nobel Laureate Richard P Feynman(1918-1988)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A long flight from Alaska to Kannur

The Hindu : NATIONAL / KERALA : A long flight from Alaska to Kannur


  1. Yes, Ms.Bina.Isn't it really amazing?. My own experience at Madayippara, in fact the Malabar region during 1996-98 had been more than words can express.I was there as a teacher at the Madayi Coperative Arts & Science college. My family and I lived on the South-Western slope of the Laterite mountain and was able to acquaint myself with many animals and birds for the first time in my life at close quarters.Red spurfowl, Bluefaced Malkoha, Malabar whistling thrush(!), Ruddy turnstone, Gullbilled tern, Lesser and greater sand plovers, Tereck sandpiper, Porcupine and Jackal-among others.Madayippara is a veritable treasure trove.The geographical nature of this region may have other similar laterite tables which are less explored and if proper observations are conducted, many more surprises may result.

  2. I agree Dileep Sir that you were lucky to be there at Madayipara for some time. I had the chance to visit the place last year. But in a way am happy that this place is hidden from the tourist attraction. Let our birds have there bit of peace in this beautiful locale.