Our stay at Coorg Wilderness Resort proved to be a curtain raiser to what an amazing birding hotspot the property is. Having observed and photographed a few of these birds, I decided to patiently follow them to see where they were nesting. And to my amazement, I realized that there was a family of Scarlet Minivets that had built a nest right under the awning of one of the suites outside. I was thrilled as my patience had paid off with a lovely sighting of the bird family. But first, it was the Scarlet Minivet male that gave us some beautiful compositions.

Then it was the turn of the female Scarlet Minivet, to pay us a visit, though briefly. Then came the juvenile male. He seemed a father’s boy, since he kept flying around following his dad tirelessly.