Engineering graduate turned birder – The Hindu

For somebody who may have made it massive on the earth of engineering being a graduate from JNTU (Anantapur), 41-year-old Syamala Rupakula determined to chart a distinct course and make a mark for herself on the earth of chook watching.

And, Syamala has each motive to look again with a way of delight at her ardour that started in 2012, for she now leads, successfully, in motivating a whole bunch of chook watchers to go to Ameenpur lake together with her ‘first-time’ sighting of a few of the uncommon birds species like Indian Pitta, and Indian Blue Robin.

“Staying near Ameenpur lake has been positively one of many causes for my rising ardour for chook watching. In some way, I bought hooked to birds and to not the large cats for I like clicking motion footage like these winged guests withdrawing or feeding the chicks,” she says.

To her credit score, Syamala has to date shot 310 species of birds and 80 of them at Ameenpur lake. “I bear in mind the primary time I noticed a flock of 13 flamingos on the lake about three years in the past and my pleasure knew no bounds. It was such an incredible expertise,” she recollects.

Apparently, the fervour for chook waiting for the mom of two (her son T. Krishna Prem Kumar too is an avid chook watcher making strides in images) makes her go to the neighbouring States too.

“Sure, throughout my final go to to Ganeshgudi in Karnataka, I had the immense satisfaction of capturing the Malabar Trogon. To be frank, Indian Pitta (Ameenpur lake), Mottled Wooden Owls (Anantagiri in Vikarabad) and daughter T. Jayasree (who’s into sports activities) gave me nice satisfaction,” says Syamala.

Not shocking, this passionate nature lover has the backing of her husband T. Bala Subramanya Kumar (software program engineer) and the whole household together with her mother-in-law.

“That is clearly my asset as my husband makes it a degree that I ought to discover completely different species of birds each weekend. And, I take pleasure in watching these fantastic birds,” she says.

That Syamala is likely one of the most acquainted names and grateful to the members of Hyderabad Birding Buddies in enhancing her information about birds, is a tribute to her wonderful ardour at an age when lots of her contemporaries wish to keep again at house and chill out watching some leisure programmes on TV. “Is that this not a greater method to beat the pandemic too?” she indicators off with a giant smile.

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