Monday, December 7, 2015

Canada - US Dec-2015

Canada and US Dec-2015

Ring-billed Gull @ Niagara Falls

Ring-billed Gull

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

@ Niagara Falls

@ Niagara Falls

Sears Tower / Willis Tower

@ Sears Tower / Willis Tower

Chicago Downtown

Beauceville, Quebec

Beauceville, Quebec

Quebec - countryside

Quebec - countryside

Montreal - countryside


@ NY

Herring Gull juv

Ring-billed Gull

Brant Goose

Brant Goose

American Black Duck

Monday, November 30, 2015

Bird Photography at Barrackpore, West Bengal

Bird watching in Bengal has its own sweet meaning. A place like Barrackpore gave me an opportunity to click some species which I can never even think of near my home in Hyderabad.
I could hear the call of Blue-throated Barbet from the terrace of my stay location in Ichapur, Barrackpore. What a beautiful place is that in terms of bird watching. Fertile land, green surroundings, small ponds everywhere and beautiful birds all around.

I had a short trip to Jawahar Kunj, Gandhi Ghat, Barrackpore to look out for the scarlet-backed flowerpecker. But i found my lifer Blue-throated Barbet instead.

Enjoy the pics below.

Blue-throated Barbet

Chestnut-tailed Starling Female

Chestnut-tailed Starling Female

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon ad phoenicopterus

Asian Koel Male

Spotted Owlet

Spotted Owlet

Rufous Treepie


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bird Photography at Little Rann of Kutch Gujarat


This visit to the Land of Raptors was only to see the birds of prey. It wasn’t the best season to visit, which is otherwise Dec and Jan. So the effort per-se was astronomically high and the results were not so encouraging. Even then, I managed to add 14 new species to my Life-List which is now at 327 however the milestone of 400 is still a long way to go! 

Bird watching in Little Rann of Kutch is an experience of a life-time. If ever you feel disappointed not to find any raptors, just look at those most innocent faces of the beautiful Wild Ass and you will not regret your not-so-successful ordeal to find the birds. If ever you feel tired of driving for hours in that terrain, just look at the endless horizons of that great salt desert or just cherish the lakhs and lakhs of Flamingoes at one end of the horizon, and there is a chance that you might feel you are not on the planet earth. 

Here are the pics, 

Peregrine Falcon
The all famous Falcon sky-dive at 320 km/hr is done by this bird above - catching and killing its prey in mid air, this is one of the most dangerous predators in the avian world.


Amur Falcon juv

Amur is a place in Mongolia and Amur Falcon is known to travel from Mongolia to South Africa. In this journey it takes rest in various places in India - right from Nagaland till Little Rann of Kutch. It is very rare to find this bird and click it.

Common Kestrel Male

Montagu's Harrier Male

Pallid Harrier Female

Eurasian Marsh Harrier Female

Eurasian Marsh Harrier Male

Indian Spotted Eagle

Greater Spotted Eagle

Egyptian Vulture juv

Egyptian Vulture

Peregrine Falcon

Common Kestrel Male

Indian Spotted Eagle

Short-eared Owl

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Male

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Female

Desert Wheatear Female

Desert Wheatear Male

Common Crane

Common Crane

Dalmatian Pelican

Eurasian Roller

Barn Swallow

Crested Lark

Isabelline Shrike

Greater Flamingo

Greater Flamingo

Greater Flamingo

Pied Avocet

Pied Avocet

Black-tailed Godwit

Indian Wild Ass

Indian Wild Ass

Indian Wild Ass

Nilgai Female

Monitor Lizard

Wild Cat

Little Rann of Kutch

Little Rann of Kutch

Little Rann of Kutch

Little Rann of Kutch

Little Rann of Kutch