Saturday, June 30, 2007

Mumbai monsoons

The sky over the Mumbai domestic airport on the 29th evening holding rain to be unleashed..

Friday, June 29, 2007

Frequent visitor

This guy is a frequent visitor, specially just before and during monsoons. Click on the photograph for a heightened experience.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Another flock..

Another flock of flamingos on their way... Click on the photograph for a heightened experience.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Back to the flamingos

The flight of the flamingos is a treat to watch.. Click on the photograph for a heightened experience.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Water logging...

After the celestial fireworks it poured continously leading to water logging in several places. The water receded after about 3 hours. The stormy weather was due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal.

Monday, June 25, 2007


23rd night onwards we have had thunder and lightning, scaring poor Bozo under the table! This was accompanied by strong gusty winds and rains.... more about it in the next post.

Saturday, June 23, 2007


...we were surprised by a huge flock of flamingos flying past! Will post these few pictures over the next couple of days.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Unique way to go fishing! This guy has just started out on his own and cant affoard a boat as yet so he has this makeshift contraption of a tyre tube in which to sit attached to a creel. It works for him! Ingenuity!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007


A fisherman inspecting the nets laid out in the Mahul creek. Now we will see the different sights that we come across on our flamingo sighting trip.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

Two more...

Taking the cue, two flamingos decided to fly away to a secluded place in crowded Mumbai!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

One flew....

This one got bored of all the Mumbaikars watching and decided to fly off.....

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Bird watching...

Bird watchers busy trying to capture the beautiful sights on camera and memory in the sewree mudflats of Mumbai

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Pink island...

As the boat moved ahead we were treated to a beautiful sight of a pink island! The flamingos seemed to be on the dance floor now at the mudflats of Sewree....

Monday, June 11, 2007

Some more...

And then there were some more flamingos...looked as if they were having a small little party with their favorite algae on the menu!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

And then....

Up ahead in the distance we saw a row of flamingos strolling along..... in the Mahul mudflats where they come for nesting. Here they get to eat the particular algae which colors them pink.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

1st Bird!

We are off on the flamingo sighting expedition in the mahul creek at last! And there we spot the 1st bird....not a flamingo though. Can fellow bloggers identify it please?

Friday, June 8, 2007


This is our pilot who will guide us through the shallow waters all the way to where the flamingos are nesting...

Thursday, June 7, 2007


Getting the boats ready to take us for flamingo sighting in the Sewree mudflats from Mahul jetty.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


The sky as seen this morning at the mumbai domestic airport. Though it looked as if we would have thunderstorm, it all ended in a rain only rising temperatures with rising humidity..

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Mahul jetty...

This is the Mahul jetty from where we will board the boat to go flamingo watching!

Monday, June 4, 2007


We had premonsoon showers last evening bringing the much awaited drop in temperature, albeit slight drop. This was the picture at Shivaji park signal. Opposite is the Sena Bhavan the Headquarters of a political party - Shiv Sena.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

At the nets...

Rows of stacked nets for catching crabs lined up along the jetty with other fishing equipment.

Friday, June 1, 2007


Boats used for fishing in the Mahul river that flows into the Mahul/Sewree creek. Took this photograph while i waited for a boat to take us for Flamingo bird watching in the Sewree mudflats and Mahul creek.