Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bird Photography at Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary Lucknow

This outing to Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary was clubbed with another outing for Bird Photography in Samaspur Bird Sanctuary which is 130 km from Lucknow. Nawabganj is hardly 40 km from Lucknow. I was surprised to find the wide variety of birds in Nawabganj, specially to see the resident birds aplenty. Obviously a lot of migratory birds were also present as this was the peak season for the same. Nawabganj is undoubtedly a paradise for birding.
Samaspur, near Rae Bareily was not worth. Officials there were corrupt and took 250 bucks from me to enter the park with my camera without even giving me any receipt or ticket for the same. I would have been utterly disappointed if I didn't spot the Eurasian Wryneck. Samaspur added 2 new to my life-list and Nawabganj added another 12 to my list, crossing the magical number of 300.

300 - that is a big number indeed. I know how much effort it took to reach there. It was worth the journey. Time for some celebration!

Eurasian Wryneck

Mallard Male

Feruginous Duck Male

Feruginous Duck Male and Female

Feruginous Duck

Gadwall Male

Gadwall Male

Gadwall Female

Northern Shoveller Male

Northern Pintail Male and Gadwall Male

Northern Pintail Female

Common Teal & Little Grebe

Comb Duck Male

Common Coot

Spotbill Duck and Cormorant

Little Grebe

Booted Eagle

Booted Eagle

Black Kite

Crested Serpent Eagle

Black Shouldered Kite

Sarus Crane


White Breasted Waterhen

Purple Heron

Oriental Magpie Robin Female

Graceful Prinia

Red Breasted Flycatcher Female

Common Stonechat Male

Indian Nuthatch

Great Tit

Black Redstart

Common Chiffchaff

Rufous Treepie

White Breasted Kingfisher

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Oriental Pied Starling

Greater Coucal

Pale billed flowerpecker


  1. Congratulations on a wonderful achievement !!!
    Kudos to all your hard-work and passion towards travelling photography !!!
    Hope this journey takes you further into other animal species as well !!!

    1. Thanks a lot! Actually it was the other way round, the journey started from other animal species and routed towards the beautiful birds. Nevertheless, I don't mind capturing other species too.

  2. Congratulations Sumeet..!! Party time.. !! :) - Srinesh

    1. Thanks a lot Srinesh! Yes it was indeed a big moment for me. Will open the bottles in Hampi :)

  3. Wow! Sumeet that is a fantastic number of birds you managed to see in Nawabganj. What is the camera you are using? great pics.

    1. Thanks a lot! Nawabganj indeed is a wonderful place for birding and this was the peak season. I use a Canon 70D coupled with Canon 400 mm prime lens.

  4. Loved the shots of the eagle! Which lens have you used?

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