An incorrectly timed 12 hour drive from Mumbai saw us reach Ganeshgudi at 4am.
What followed was a sleepless day one.
We explored the area and saw a plethora of small birds.
No one had seen Hornbills around it seemed.
We did get to this spot where Leafbirds and Vernal Hanging parrots gave us a lot of their time.
But this image is from day 2.
By 5am we had left our base and were on way to Dandeli.
We were looking for Hornbills (with a vengeance).
Fortified with some idlis and chai from a local restaurant, we ventured into the Timber Depot area.
The rest is one epic session with Hornbills, Hornbills and some more Hornbills amidst skyscraper trees in a trek-worthy campus.
The images are plenty.
But if there is one image in my head from this recent Ganeshgudi/Dandeli trip, it is this one.