Taking a day off and watching the gift of nature is always an awesome experience. The day was cloudy and i was getting impatient for those birds who were just wow to watch. Finally the count started and sun gave enough for camera to work.

Sun around 7.00, which was not a good sign :(.

Sun around 7, not a good sign

Sun around 7, not a good sign

Brahminy Starling fighting on a tree full of summer flowers. I have noticed a common feature in these birds like starling or parakeets, they are very specific towards some flowers, so even they will be in the ocean of flowers they will fight for that particular one. Any justification ?

Brahminy Starling

Brahminy Starling

Moving forward, I saw some scaly breasted Munia’s in the water pool. I guess they were searching some food at that watery land.

Scaly Breasted Munia

Scaly Breasted Munia

And at the same place, little separated from the crowd, here goes Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark(my first shot):

Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark

Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark

Finally finishing the visit of a small ground, me and Chandu( a class 10th student, all excited after finishing his exam) decided to move forward. As we came outside on road, we saw bushchats, a common beautiful bird with a whistling sound.

Pied bushchat (Male)

Pied bushchat (Male)

Indian Robin(Female) ?

Indian Robin(Female) ? (A baby Indian Robin ?)

In the meanwhile, I also got my fav. House Sparrow. sitting nicely, calmly as they always do.

House Sparrow(Male)

House Sparrow(Male)

and a matching, Jerdon’s Bushlark:

Jerdon's Bushlark

paddyfield pipit

Very interesting to watch that some oriental white eyes were hiding themselves in a leaf of a tree. Thank God to 400 mm lens, I saw that they were protecting their nest. So, this is just one shot of this lovely bird as I decided to move forward.

Oriental White eye

Oriental White eye

Many treats were there for me on the midway. Where I saw Pied Cuckoo a winter migrant but doing something in Summers(thanks to Deepa for this knowledge). Here goes:

Pied Cuckoo -- Winter Migrant

Pied Cuckoo -- Winter Migrant

Soon followed by Flycatchers and Bee eaters.

White browed flycatcher

White-browed FANTAIL Flycatcher

A out of focus shot (please adjust)

Asian Paradise Flycatcher(Female)

Asian Paradise Flycatcher(Female)

White cheeked Barbet

White cheeked Barbet

Small Green bee-eater

Small Green bee-eater

White packing for the day and coming back to sweet home. Here went some more shots:

Pair of Laughing Dove

Pair of Laughing Dove

Barn Swallow

Red Rumped Swallow

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia

Black Kite ?

Black Kite

Black Drongo

Ashy Drongo