Nature Block: Flora and Fauna of Kemmannu (Thonse)  by Aaron Ambrose D’Souza

Aaron Ambrose D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 27-07-2017 11:43:46

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Nature Block: Flora and Fauna of Kemmannu (Thonse)  by Aaron Ambrose D’Souza

Udupi/Kemmannu, July 17, 2017:
How much do you know about your home and by home I mean the endless green surrounding that building made up of bricks? Kemmannu is not just home to us humans but to plenty of flora and fauna and we’re sure you don’t know half of them. But what’s the use of knowing all this you ask. Well other than learning about sheer awesomeness of nature, you can learn what plants are edible, how can they be used, how to grow or take care of them, impress the guest of yours by pointing at a bird or Butterfly and naming it.

Nature is not only beautiful it sustains us. So we better should learn how to sustain it as well with that in mind we welcome you to Red Soil Nature(or whatever) , follow us on .....

Bird watching as a hobby Article by Aaron Ambrose D’Souza

Bird watching is probably one of the least expensive and easy hobbies out there unless you shell out tons of money on high end binoculars. You don’t have to worry about those if you are just starting up though all you need to start up is patience. Well if you want to do bird watching binoculars are recommended but here in Kemmanu we have quite a few of those fearless birds which straight up come right next to you but if you’re determined then get a pair of binoculars. Taking pictures though that’s little hard if all you have is your phone camera by no means is it impossible so do your best. There are lots of local birds around here and we get visitors from all over the world so it’s not like you’ll run out of material any time soon. So if you like birds it’s not a bad idea to invest in a decent camera.

Looking at birds and taking pictures is one thing identifying them is another. Identifying birds is part of the fun too. There are multiple ways to identify birds identifying birds by sight is just one of those ways. Another way is to do so by listening to their calls it is slightly harder but I’m pretty sure anyone in Kemmanu can identify that noisy and colourful national bird of ours by its call alone. Other ways include observing their nests and fallen feathers but those are kind of hard to do. It’s better for amateurs like us to stick to sight and hearing. To help with identifying birds our state government has even made a catalogue listing the birds along with the pictures you can access the site through this link.

I personally started bird watching with the help of a book by Salim Ali so I’m going to recommend getting a book written by him since he was pretty much the best ornithologist in India when he was alive but since his books are pretty old so if you are ready to spend a couple of minutes on the internet you’ll find a lot more resources to help you identify birds. This year is a pretty cool year to start bird watching it being Salim Ali’s thirtieth death anniversary so let’s have some fun bird watching in respect of the “Bird Man of India”. I am sure you will enjoy it if you try.

Jungle Babblers

About the Autour:
Aaron Ambrose D’Souza, is the 2nd son of Braan and Dr. Avila D’souza from Kemmannu, a 19 year old doing his 2nd year diploma in Civil engineering at TMA Pai, Manipal. His passion is bio-diversity.

Comments on this Article
Smitha Rebello, Bangalore Wed, September-13-2017, 6:17
Hi Aaron, informative article, good keep it up..God bless you
Seema Braganza, Kundapur Fri, July-28-2017, 8:52
I really appreciate your zeal,it’s a wonderful hobby which is followed by good write up....Do explore more on these issues nd be focused,good luck Arron.
Soorya Sharma, Lake Mary, FL, USA Fri, July-21-2017, 3:12
It is refreshing to see youngsters like Aaron not only to have interest in nature, but also have the drive to write about it to influence others.

Keep it up, Aaron

Niveditha, US Fri, July-21-2017, 1:43
Hi Aaron,Fantastic article of inspiring all people to know about Nature and it’s conservation...
Aaron Ambrose D’souza, Kemmannu Thu, July-20-2017, 10:51
Thank for your support I’ll keep writing about various things related to the animal and plants in Kemmannu that I’m interested in as much as I can so that we can appreciate surroundings better and make a conscious effort in protecting it.
Prabhavathi, Kundapura Thu, July-20-2017, 4:13
Very crisp and informative article. Aaron u have very good talent. Keep it up☺️
Mrs. Stella Vinutha D’souza, Asst. Prof. in English and Language Analyst, De Paul, Mysore Thu, July-20-2017, 1:35
Aaron Your passion for nature and zeal to unravel the secrets of flora and fauna was clearly evident since your childhood. Perceiving your hobby you can also incorporate it as a inspiration to Aspire and choose an unique career option which would set an bench mark for everyone to follow.

Good luck and stay focused.

Belinda Dsouza, Kemmannu/NY Wed, July-19-2017, 11:11
Good article Aaron. You have a natural zest for bird watching. Keep writing. Keep up the good work.
Richard Almeida, Kodavoor/Thottam, Airoli, Navi Mumbai Wed, July-19-2017, 5:32
Dear Aaron,very nice article about the birds. I know you are deep into different birds and animals, their origin, biological name etc. Kemmannu and other places in Udupi and Mangalore famous for capturing migrated birds, that was actually prompted Aaron to focus his hobby study on this subject. He is spending quality time of his on understanding complete information on birds and wild animals and doesn’t miss animal planet or National geographic TV episodes. Keep it up Aaron, sky is the limit for your achievement and future endeavor.
Patrick L. Lewis, Thonse- Kallianpur/Dubai Wed, July-19-2017, 5:32
Very Nice Article and picture Aron. Really it’s our Grand Old country. It reminds me the song Country Road take me home to the place I belong.
Alveera, Bangalore Wed, July-19-2017, 5:10
Wonderful article about nature.Keep the good work going.. looking forward to more articles.
Louis D’Souza, Balkudru Wed, July-19-2017, 4:31
Nice Article Aaron. God Bless you. I am also very much fond of birds. Used to sit at Kuwait beach watching Flemingo’s.
Sweeny Janice DSouza, Barkur Wed, July-19-2017, 3:11
A very informative article.Well done Aaron..
Joyline salins, Kota Wed, July-19-2017, 2:04
Well done dear..u took a excellent initiative to bring out hidden secrets in such a beautiful place..expecting more..good luck
Sandra Almeida, kemmannu / Airoli Wed, July-19-2017, 2:02
Aaron you have done really very great job keep the good work in you, keep writing awesome articles and keep us updating about kemmannu .
Alfred Crasto, Nairobi, Kenya Wed, July-19-2017, 1:05
Awesome Aaron!Very Refreshing Article.

Do more of what makes you Awesome.

My best wishes...Alphy.

Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Wed, July-19-2017, 12:41
First time in 70 years we have 27 readers appreciating ...
Renuk D’souza, Canada Wed, July-19-2017, 11:46
What a great article Aaron! you have invested a lot of time and energy into this great hobby! It’s really hard to find youngsters like you who take nature so seriously and take time to actually write about it. You have not only used your limited resources on this great hobby but you have educated others and you have set an example to others and specially inspired other youngsters!

I am sure that your dad is a great motivator and was quite generous to help you out! while most youngsters do bird watching, you have done it in a literal sense and kudos to you!

Please keep up the good work and be a role model to other youngsters!

I wish you all the best

Cherith Lewis, Kemmannu Tue, July-18-2017, 11:48
Well written Aaron!! Feels like coming home soon!
Nelson Quadros, Kemmannu/Abu Dhabi Tue, July-18-2017, 11:24
Dear Aaron, well written article with right pictures. Good luck. Keep writing...
Brian Quadros, Kemmannu/Abu Dhabi Tue, July-18-2017, 9:49
Nice Article Aaron, Please continue the passion and like to see more in future. All the best.
Braan, Kemman Tue, July-18-2017, 9:22
A good article with regard to kemmannu. I’m proud of you my son , keep up the passion . I know your depth of knowledge in the field of biology. Whenever there’s a doubt while watching national geographic or similar channels we all ask you for clarifications. Keep it up
Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Tue, July-18-2017, 9:20
I have never seen such an overwhelming response here ...
Prashanth Shetty Narnad, Narnad Tue, July-18-2017, 5:27
Nice article. Keep it up Aaron.
Dr Gerald Pinto, kallianpur Tue, July-18-2017, 2:52
Nice article. Dr Gerald Pinto
Hevita Martis, Kemman- Mumbai Tue, July-18-2017, 12:37
Spectacular!! Great opportunity to see the lovely birds and their beautiful movements. You certainly have a great eye for beauty. Keep up the excellent work!!
Maxie Lewis, Goa Tue, July-18-2017, 11:10
Aaron nice article well written and for someone who is looking for a new hobby Bird watching is the ultimate. You have articulated it well, as I stay in Goa and have a place in an island called Chorao close to Panaji which is next to Salim ali Bird sanctuary.

I have seen many a migratory birds coming there. You article made me feel to go back to bird watching which I have not done for a long time.

Am sure you will write many more articles for all the best

Harish Kumar, Kemmannu/Saudi Arabia Tue, July-18-2017, 10:21
Nice article from Aaron,Unique interest and hobby amongst all of us.Keep going God bless you.
Oswin Dsouza, Kallianpur - Kemman Tue, July-18-2017, 8:41
Aaron, could u please write article on Kemmannu Pollution with some good pics and names of particular areas.
Dr. Daisy Vas, Udupi Tue, July-18-2017, 1:30
Very nice Aaron. Keep it up. I know one day u will be assets to India. Use ur brains and shine like a mg star.

I am proud of u beta. Keep going . good initial work don’t look back. Set an example for all average scorers. All great people are unique.

God bless my Arron. I love u putha.

James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago Mon, July-17-2017, 11:41
Next to the little egrets human birds in two piece swimming suits perhaps could not be photographed.

Fine. Na na charbovna mhatharo.

Deon Vas, Manipal/Hyderabad Mon, July-17-2017, 9:40
Bravo Aaron, bird watching is definitely my new hobby!
Thomas D Souza, Kemmannu Mon, July-17-2017, 9:35
For a change a refreshing article from Aaron, a change which in turn could change our attitude towards nature.

We enjoy watching National Geographic but do and care little about our own backyard of flora and fauna. With a naturistc Father in Braan and a Bio Chemistry Mom like DR.Avila, we expect more such earthy articles from Aaron.

A beginning as a reporter.

Fr. Lancy Dsouza, Kemmannu Mon, July-17-2017, 8:04
I found the article was very informative and very discriptive. Congrats Aaron. Keep up the good mission you are venturing in. May God bless you.
Shankar Bhat, Puttur Mon, July-17-2017, 6:14
Very nice article Aron. Keep up your good hobbies, looking forward for more articles from you.
dony, katapady Mon, July-17-2017, 6:00
Bravo! Aaron, Keep it up.You will be a writer one day.
Paru, US Mon, July-17-2017, 5:56
Very nicely depicted Aaron. Awesome job on birds. I am proud of you.
Praveen Rebello, Chennai Mon, July-17-2017, 5:53
Good one Aaron. Inspires more to move to Kemman.
Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Mon, July-17-2017, 5:50
Awesome ...
Joyce Maben, Mangalore, Bendore Mon, July-17-2017, 2:47
As a starter giving guidance as to how to go on with the passion of bird watching in a detailed description with minute expense is really worth it.
Avila D’Souza, Kemmannu Mon, July-17-2017, 2:29
Aaron and me both are amateur in Bird watching and photography. Since most of the local birds are fearless and give nice pose next to us, we have captured all the above pictures using mobile camera. You all please start observing your surrounding and if possible capture them in your camera and send to web site. Wish u all happy birding😀
Ramaprasad Rao, Kemmannu/Mumbai Mon, July-17-2017, 12:11
Nice article Aaron.

Braan shared with me about your passion some time back when he was in Mumbai.

Keep the good work up. Wish you all the best.

Alex Lewis, Kallianpur/Abu Dhabi Mon, July-17-2017, 11:36
Very interesting Article Aaron... Enjoyed.

Nice to know about the Bird Man of India Salim Ali, nice tribute to him on his 30th death anniversary.

Keep up the good work and wish you all the very best.

Oswin Dsouza, Kallianpur - Kemman Mon, July-17-2017, 11:10
Nice article Aaron, hats off to u. We would like more pics on Floura Fauna more info on our land we born.
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