All forests are enchanting. Each has a special spell that will envelope you.
Early mornings are however the best time to go for safaris as that’s when many secrets of the enchanted forests are revealed.
You need to be very quiet and extremely alert to catch the slight rustle of feathers, movement of the leaves and hear each living organism play its part,
Do you spot the movement in this Palash tree ( Flame of the Forest: Butea Monosperma )
Alerted by the movement and a glimpse behind the tree, I was all alert and lo and behold, the first rays of the sun unveiled this beautiful secret .
A closer look and the ornithologists with me identify it as the Flameback or Goldenback Wood Pecker.
While we are busy discussing its identity , the now christened Flameback Woodpecker( Dinopium javanense) is busy moving around the tree hunting for its breakfast.
Do observe the gorgeous red crown and the golden back or flameback.
Another turn and we get this lovely profile of this early bird getting its worms. Poor worms, no one ever thinks of them.
Be amazed as I sign off. Keep reading as many more secrets tumble out of the Enchanted Forests of India.