Tag Archive: bird photography


The Sundarbans

A majestic travel across the mangroves of Sundarbans, a native of Bengal Royal Tiger. Some of the shots around. 4000 km sq. in India and 6000 km sq. in Bangladesh. We were traveling across the border of India and Bangladesh.

 

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My location while traveling.

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Suruvials of Mangrove Tree. Tree which can surive in Saline and Fresh water both.

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Golden Plover

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Redshank

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Common Sandpiper

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In the middle of river voyage, we got the person who delivers the real honey.

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Red Crab

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Lesser Adjutant

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Asian Pied Starling

Why to go Valley School ?

I have more than 100 visits of Valley School, Kanakapura Road, Bangalore but never get bored off with the place. It still have a lot to offer. Its one of the best places when you want to rest yourself.

Initial days, I used to rush at this place to cover maximum ground. But now, I just visit the place to have some birding and lot of calmness. Here are some of the snaps of the place and some of the birds, some of the butterflies around.

Oriental White Eye

Oriental White Eye

Common Gull

Common Gull

Grey Francolin

Grey Francolin

Oriental White Eye searching the nest

Oriental White Eye searching the nest

Tawny Coaster

Tawny Coaster

Orange Tip

Orange Tip

Lemon Pansy

Lemon Pansy

Common Sailer

Common Sailer

Lemon Pansy

Lemon Pansy

Red Tip in Valley School

Red Tip in Valley School

Jerdon's Bushlark in Valley School

Jerdon’s Bushlark in Valley School

Pea Blue in Valley School

Pea Blue in Valley School

Common Gull in Valley School

Common Gull in Valley School

Bangalore… a city that outshines others Indian cities

Is Bangalore just an IT city? For many of us it’s just a city with many job opportunities for everyone. I came to Bangalore with the same perception. But gradually, as time passed, I realised what this city offers to one and all. This city is a mix of cultures and traditions. Bangalore has not lost its charm even after the development of IT sector. People like us, with hectic weekdays, find peace in some of the places that are within the vicinity of Bangalore.

Bird watching and photography is our passion. Many of us are aware about the famous birding spots in Bangalore. It is difficult to find such nice birding areas in other commercial cities. Thus people staying in Bangalore are keen to spend their weekend in the lap of nature. The birding spots found here can be marshy grasslands, mountains, dense forests, lakes etc. So, most of the birds can be spotted here. I leave my home at dawn with the hope of finding birds in their natural habitat. But still it seems to be a very small list of places where I have been and there is much more to see and enjoy. One of my favourite birding area is Hoskote lake. Hoskote is near to where I stay. Hoskote has different habitats for different birds. That is why it is an amazing place for all bird fanatics.

The wet grasslands in Hoskote are suitable for a variety of birds like Munia. Many winter migrants can be seen here. A large variety of Kingfishers are near the lakeside to catch a prey.

Tricoloured Munia (also called Black Headed Munia)

Tricoloured Munia (also called Black Headed Munia)

Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher

Jacobin Cuckoo

Jacobin Cuckoo

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Indian Silverbill or White-Throated Munia

Indian Silverbill or White-Throated Munia

Siberian Stonechat (female)  It is a Winter Migrant.

Siberian Stonechat (female)
          It is a Winter Migrant.

I have given one of many reasons to love Bangalore. There are many such things that I wish to write. I am still trying to unravel the other side of Bangalore that is picturesque. My upcoming journeys would cover more of Bangalore city and places near to it. Stay tuned!

Mangalajodi – Bird Report

I personally believe one of the best marshy lands in India. Mangalajodi provided me a list of 101 species. More than types of species, I was surprised by the no. of one species. It is a great birding spot and should be a “Must visit” list of Orissa Tourism.

Enjoy some of the shots.

Brahminy Shelduck

Brahminy Shelduck

grey headed lapwing

grey headed lapwing

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Cinnamon bittern

Cinnamon bittern

Glossy IBIS

Glossy IBIS

Godwit fight for food

Godwit fight for food

Greenish Sandpiper

Greenish Sandpiper

Ruff

Ruff

Kentish Plover - Juv

Kentish Plover – Juv

Black winged Godwit

Black winged Godwit

Marsh Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

Black winged Godwit - Fligt

Black winged Godwit – Fligt

Greenish Sandpiper

Greenish Sandpiper

Streaked Weaver

Streaked Weaver

Openbill Stork

Openbill Stork

golden plover Juv

golden plover Juv

whiskered tern

whiskered tern

Northern Pintail - Pair

Northern Pintail – Pair

Northern Pintail in flight

Northern Pintail in flight

Northern Pintail in flight

Northern Pintail in flight

yellow bittern

yellow bittern

Purple Moorhen rushing for building nest

Purple Moorhen rushing for building nest

yellow wagtail

yellow wagtail

northern shoveler

northern shoveler

Northern Pintail - Male group

Northern Pintail – Male group

Northern Pintail - Why it is called "Pin" tail

Northern Pintail – Why it is called “Pin” tail

Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail - Female Gang

Northern Pintail – Female Gang

ID required

ID required

ID required

ID required

Pheasant Tailed Jacana

Pheasant Tailed Jacana

clamorous reed warbler

clamorous reed warbler

Asian Pied Starling

Asian Pied Starling

brown crake

brown crake

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

clamorous reed warbler

clamorous reed warbler

Common Snipe

Common Snipe

black tailed godwit

black tailed godwit


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Kanwar Lake – Bird report

Blog is not related to Bangalore. Just writing it for Nature Lover. Kanwar lake (Villages says Kabar Lake) is the largest freshwater lake of India. My 3 weeks back visit stun me. Birding period was very small. I did 1.5 hrs of birding only. Some of the snaps from the lake.

Wild Cat

Wild Cat

Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle and White throated Kingfisher

Tawny Eagle and White throated Kingfisher

Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle (2)

Small Green BeeEater

Small Green BeeEater

Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat - Male

Siberian Stonechat – Male

Bluethroat (2) - Male

Bluethroat (2) – Male

Bluethroat - Male

Bluethroat

Greater Spotted Eagle

Greater Spotted Eagle

Greater spotted Eagle

Greater spotted Eagle

Grey Headed Lapwing

Grey Headed Lapwing

Indian Spotted Eagle

Indian Spotted Eagle

Lesser Adjutant

Lesser Adjutant

Bluethroat - Female

Bluethroat – Female

Bluethroat - Female 2

Bluethroat – Female 2

Bluethroat - Female (2)

Bluethroat – Female

Black Headed IBIS

Black Headed IBIS

Black Drongo

Black Drongo

 

Gulakamale Lake and T K Falls – Bird Report.

Happy New Year to all the viewers.

A raining day but able to manage some of the birds, please enjoy.

A misty low light morning.

A misty low light morning.

Purple rumped sunbird

Purple rumped sunbird

Golden Oriole

Golden Oriole

Small blue kingfisher

Small blue kingfisher

Red Munia - Male

Red Munia – Male

Red Munia - Male

Red Munia – Male

Marsh Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Paddyfield Pipit

Paddyfield Pipit

White throated Kingfisher

White throated Kingfisher

White collared dove

White collared dove

Booted Warbler

Booted Warbler

Paddyfield Pipit - Bathing

Paddyfield Pipit – Bathing

Little ringed Plover

Little ringed Plover

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Red Munia - Juv

Red Munia – Juv

Red Munia - Juv

Red Munia – Juv

Paddyfield Pipit

Paddyfield Pipit

Gulakmale and T K Falls Bird Report.

The new Villa’s are coming out. Anywhere here are some pictures of the lake and the T K Falls.

So, human love nature and hence they want villa which have lake view but how lake will survive if it will have human view. As intelligent mind have the tendency to contaminate  everything. I never understood this infinite loop. We love nature and hence we want to destroy it.. Controversial ….

Openbill Stork

Openbill Stork

River Tern

River Tern

Booted Warbler

Booted Warbler

Paddyfield Pipit

Paddyfield Pipit

Openbill Stork

Openbill Stork

Indian Grey Mongoose

Indian Grey Mongoose

Rufus tailed Lark

Rufus tailed Lark

Bushchat - Female

Bushchat – Female

Little ringed Plover

Little ringed Plover

Scaly Breasted Munia

Scaly Breasted Munia

Little ringed Plover

Little ringed Plover

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

A lake view

A lake view

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Purple Sunbird - Female

Purple Sunbird – Female

Some nice flower

Some nice flower

Birding report – H B Hosur, Near Mandya, Karnataka

Please find some of the shots from the place. It was a personal trip. Managed to do birding for 3-4 hrs.

Sirkeer Malkoha was a special sight, not able to make picture though.

Grey-bellied cuckoo

Grey-bellied cuckoo

Chandra Shekar aka Chandu enjoy the eternal beauty of sky, land and wind.

Chandra Shekar aka Chandu enjoy the eternal beauty of sky, land and wind.

Morning view

Morning view

Rufous tailed lark

Rufous tailed lark

Collared Dove

Collared Dove

Deepu moving towards the peak

Deepu moving towards the peak

Black rumped Woodpecker

Black rumped Woodpecker

Red Munia

Red Munia

Black Headed Cuckooshrike Male

Black Headed Cuckooshrike Male

common hoopoe

common hoopoe

Mountain view

Mountain view

Chandu enjoying coconut water

Chandu enjoying coconut water

Rufous tailed lark

Rufous tailed lark

Deepu talking selfie

Deepu talking selfie

Common Waterhen

Common Waterhen

Grey-bellied cuckoo

Grey-bellied cuckoo

Pair of Grey Hornbill

Pair of Grey Hornbill

Birding report – T G Halli

2 weeks before, I went T G Halli. Water level is too high. Complete family of river tern and Egret are making the view more majestic. Some interesting finds –

1. Around 200 River terns – After a raptor attack, they left most of their child near an egret. Child seems to be very comfortable with Egret.

2. White wagtail.

3. Skyes Lark.

4. No Kestrel.

Please enjoy some of the pictures. Do write your comments.

Red Vented Bulbul

Red Vented Bulbul

Two Brahminy Kites

Two Brahminy Kites

River tern settling down

River tern settling down

Bronze winged Jacana

Bronze winged Jacana

Family of River Tern

Family of River Tern

Barn Swallows

Barn Swallows

River tern in flight

River tern in flight

Green Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Pond Heron

Pond Heron

Two river terns away from the group

Two river terns away from the group

White wagtail in flight

White wagtail in flight

River tern child - quite comfortable with Egret and Cormorant

River tern child – quite comfortable with Egret and Cormorant

White wagtail

White wagtail

Frog - ID required

Frog – ID required

Pied Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

Red napped IBIS

Red napped IBIS

Tern New Generation

Tern New Generation

Ashy Crowned SparrowLark - Pair

Ashy Crowned SparrowLark – Pair

Skyes Lark

Skyes Lark

Tern in flight

Tern in flight

Birding report from Hoskote

Day: 25-Oct-2014.

Type: Cloudy/Rainy.

Birding time: 7.30 to 10 AM.

Birding pictures from Hoskote.

1. A Jacobian pied cuckoo.

2. A big flock of Grey Wagtail flying. Never seen this behavior before, for Wagtails.

3. A small clash of Siberian Stonechat with Grey Wagtail – may be because of prey.

4. 10-15 common sandpiper.

5. Around 50-60 Tricolor Munia.

Small Blue Kingfisher

Small Blue Kingfisher

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

White throated Kingfisher

White throated Kingfisher

Black Drongo

Black Drongo

Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat with Grey Wagtail

Siberian Stonechat with Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Jacobian Pied Cuckoo

Jacobian Pied Cuckoo

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

Black Shouldered Kite - juv

Black Shouldered Kite – juv

Black Shouldered Kite - juv in flight. I never like this shot as it gives a feeling that because of me it flew off

Black Shouldered Kite – juv in flight. I never like this shot as it gives a feeling that because of me it flew off

Jerdon's Bushlark

Jerdon’s Bushlark

White throated Munia

White throated Munia

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike

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