As the year starts and all of a sudden the first month passes by without any adventure and assignment, a void starts appearing, which reflects in this month’s “What I saw” segment with the limited content. Almost two and half years of bringing out this monthly segment and still the drive to create more continues.

As the month of January was spent in Kathmandu valley there was a necessity of going on hikes and bike rides which amounted on a small percentage of photos of wildlife. Ichangu, Khokana, Bhimdhunga, Shivapuri etc became the destinations and even though it was just for a couple of hours it defiantly made me experience the places in a new way.

I have mountain biked these places countless times for the last 19 years but as I hiked, it became more apparent that I had missed seeing things in detail. The wildlife, the vegetation, the fields, the sun glistening in the dew drops as the ladybug navigates its way around it, the birds chirping away in the warm morning sun, the rapid urbanization in these areas, the rubbish that has accumulated with the new urbanization, the good, the bad and everything in between it seemed that I had a new perception of things when sitting back in Kathmandu.

Documenting wildlife gives me the buzz and this month with a little adventure I was able to see the following:

Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Blue-throated Barbet, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Black Kite, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Blue Whistling Thrush, Long-tailed Shrike, Red Collared Dove, Blue-fronted Redstart, Spotted Dove, Himalayan Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Common Myna, Crimson Sunbird, Black Drongo, Scarlet Minivet etc.  

Hoping you guys like the short content I have been able to put up this month. Thank you so much for supporting this blog by visiting time and again and looking through the contents.

Wishing you all an adventurous year ahead.

Ajay Narsingh Rana

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  1. Feeling like you are missing things? Try hiking with 2 German Shepherds running circles through the woods ahead of you. I know I am missing everything except the landscape shots. Beautiful photos once again!

    • I can imagine you missing everything except landscapes with the German Shepherds running ahead of you. Btw the landscape shots are really good and hoping to see some wildlife shots soon when you take a solo walk.

      • Living in a new area, I am just learning the patterns and it is amazing how everything slows down in winter here. We had some spring like temperatures last week and so many more animals were out. Not only the varieties of birds but also the activity level. At least I got 3 beautiful sunrise photos this week because I had to walk the dogs.

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