Sunday, November 9, 2014

Grey Wag tail - A winter Migrant Bird of Shivpuri

Grey Wagtail is a winter migrant is spottted at Physical road shivpuri , it breeds in Baluchistan and Himalaya .Its tail is longer than other wagtails.I has white supercillium, grey upper parts and yellow vent and under tail -coverts.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Deepawali celebration with Children of Shivpuri

21st October 2014,-
Samvedna and Shaktishali Mahila Sangathan celebrated Deewali with  children living around Banganga in  Shivpuri  district. These children belong to poor families .Their parents have low income and are unable to meet minimum standard of living.We ( Dr.Poonam Gaud, Mr. Ravi Agarwal, Ms. Preeti Sharma, and Mr. Nand Kishore Rawat and Myself) interacted with children and tried to know what they understand by this festival. It was really interesting to talk to them. A little girl wants to become a police officer so that she can check the crimes particularly theft. A boy said that he wants to become a doctor . He told that doesn’t have any doctor so he wants to become a doctor and serve his people. Most of the children were hesitant and did not reply but all of them were happy to receive phuljhadi, sweets and Diya.  These children promised to leave their bad habits and become a good human being. 

Children assembled for collecting their Deepawali gift

Monday, October 20, 2014

MrNarain. Prajapati of Shivpuri- Protecting human being and wild life

Ghodapachchad, Daman or rat snake is a poisonous snake with long body  and pattern on dorsal side . This snake was seen in the branch of a tree and was creeping from one branch to another.  Mr. Prajapati with his Forest rescue team came and caught it with the help of tools to release in forest.

Ghoda Pachchad on tree.

Mr. Narayan Prajapati with Ghodapachchad snake

Mr. Prajapati works on daily wages in forest department. He is member of wildlife rescue team. He is expert in handling wildlife particularly reptiles.He is in this field for last 10years. He has caught about 500 hundreds of snakes ,Monitor Lizards  and crocodiles. He uses forceps Tong and gunny bags for this purpose. He is catching an Indian Minitor Lizard commonly known as Goh . His team catches these wild lfe from houses or public place and leave them in Madhav National Park.
Narayan Prajapati with Monitor Lizard

9 Nov 2014-Not a luck day for Mr. Prajapati
A man riding on his bike suddenly saw a crocodile on road , he got scared and could not control his bike and fell  on the ground. Forest department was soon informed abut this crocodile . Rescue team reached the spot without delay and Mr Prajapati caught that crocodile . Crocodile bit Mr. Prajapati's hand and he was hospitalised in the district hospital.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Weaver Bird , Weaver finches, Baya (Ploceus philippinus)

Birds perhaps the most beautiful creation of God has varied colour shapes and sizes. I think creator of this wanted to keep himself free while creating organisms so he decided to make a separate class o f Avis where he can keep experimenting with colour shapes sizes and of course voices. Not only different birds have different  look ,bird of same species look different at different period of time. Males females of same species look entirely different. And not only difference stricking similarity can be seen between birds of different species. 

 Baya the weaver bird looks very much similar to sparrow. One can easily get confused. Both male and females look similar but at its breeding period male becomes bright yellow and black. Breeding males have a bright yellow crown, dark brown mask, blackish brown bill, upper parts are dark brown streaked with yellow, with a yellow breast  and cream buff below. They make beautiful nests . It will not be wrong to say that they are great engineers,they use  leaves and other  naturally available fine material to build their house. They make their nests near water resource. Male make beautiful nest and female has full freedom to reject if she finds it unsuitable.They live in colonies n numbers of nests can be seen in a single tree. They make their nest on trees having spikes to prevent their young ones from predators.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Indian Grey Horn Bill

Indian Grey horn bill - Large sized grey co loured birds  visited my house. They has shrill voice and were moving in pairs. It took no time to identify them as horn bill as protuberance or horn on their bill was prominent and visible.They visited just twice and then were not spotted here.