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20 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

Absolutely fantastic  but how safe where you on foot?

When I went to a NP in Kerala we stayed in a tented compound and never saw or heard a Tiger but found paw prints within just a few metres of the perimeter fence. The amazing thing about so many wild animals is how little sound they make, even an Elephant can just vanish in to thin air, never mind a Snow Leopard. I can just see the Tiger posting a Facebook shot of you looking back at him in similar fashion with the caption of " they never saw anything until it was too late!'

 

In my opinion it is pretty safe. There were pug marks all around our lodge at Corbett and the guy who does the walking says he sees tigers every couple of days. He only take a walking stick, so clearly he doesn't think they are a threat. Like most wild animals, tigers are very cautious about humans and unless there is a man-eater in the vicinity you should be very safe.

 

It was interesting to compare the laid back attitude of the walking guide here with the way it is handled in Africa. here we were given no warning briefing, no instructions at all in fact. We just set out to walk in an area where there were known to be 2 tigers with a bloke carrying a stick. 

I loved it, but we were joined for the walk by another chap who thought we were going birding and he became very nervous when the tiger spoor started looking very fresh and he hid behind me while I was taking photos. 

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Dave Williams
2 minutes ago, Soukous said:

 

I loved it, but we were joined for the walk by another chap who thought we were going birding and he became very nervous when the tiger spoor started looking very fresh and he hid behind me while I was taking photos. 

 

Wonderful story!

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1 hour ago, Soukous said:

We just set out to walk in an area where there were known to be 2 tigers with a bloke carrying a stick. 

Hmmm. Whilst I am a great enthusiast of walking in the bush  I would not have wanted to have encountered the male tiger we met in Corbett in 2015. He was mightily unhappy to see us in the jeep and acted up so bad the jeep driver took off before I got a decent shot.

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With hindsight I think the driver was right. Shere Khan is licking his lips and his roar at that close range was  something else.

Thanks for the info on location at Rumbak.

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michael-ibk

Wonderful birds from India, my favourite is the Crimson Sunbird. Interesting about the walking in Corbett, did not know they offer that. Which lodge was that, not Dhikala?

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Peter Connan

Congratulations on the long-ago 100, and so many fantastic shots since.

 

Sorry for the lack of likes, as I have run out again... Consider each and every one liked by me.

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12 hours ago, michael-ibk said:

Wonderful birds from India, my favourite is the Crimson Sunbird. Interesting about the walking in Corbett, did not know they offer that. Which lodge was that, not Dhikala?

 

@michael-ibk I was staying at Jim's Jungle Retreat. It is on the periphery of the park and so walking is allowed. Dhikala is a great location inside the park, but no walking allowed.

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Original post had the bird wrongly identified. That has been corrected but it is now a duplicate as I posted a male Common Stonechat a few days ago.
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This is quite a trip with Corbett, Ladakh and Satpura! Lovely additions.

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Galana

150 up and still going.

 

Is not 143 a Stonechat perhaps?

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33 minutes ago, Galana said:

150 up and still going.

 

Is not 143 a Stonechat perhaps?

 

Sadly I think you may be correct @Galana which means that somewhere along the line I've lost a Zitting Cisticola

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2 minutes ago, Soukous said:

I've lost a Zitting Cisticola

Don't worry. They are far from extinct.

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This is to replace the #143 post where I duplicated. The counts remains at 150

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