Posts Tagged "november"

  • Malabar Grey Hornbill

    Malabar Grey Hornbill

    We spent the last day of our Ganeshgudi/Dandeli trip well. An early morning drive to the Timber Depot ensured we saw the Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Yellow Footed Green Pigeon. The Malabar Grey Hornbill is a medium sized Hornbill that is endemic to the Western Ghats. Unlike other species of Hornbill, they lack the casque that is usually…



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  • Puff Throated Babbler

    Puff Throated Babbler

    I usually have this purist approach of shooting full frame pictures. Which doesn’t work very well on FB because the subject looks small. Whereas actually all the picture needs is to be blown up to the right size. But Ganeshgudi posed an entirely different problem. This picture is a classic Old Magazine House setup. The birds come here for a…



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  • Green Bee Eater

    Green Bee Eater

    The Ulwe Project Sunday morning was a rather low key affair. Not too much to spot. However, we came across this chap sunning himself. The light was good and the little fellow gave us a fair amount of time. With December here, maybe it’s time to head into Sinhagad Valley and see what’s happening there. Next week I guess 🙂…



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  • Pied Kingfisher

    Pied Kingfisher

    The Ulwe Project A Pied Kingfisher hovers midair, scanning the water below for prey, before diving down. Captured pre-sunrise in low light along Uran Road. We had set out for our regular birding route, when along the way we spotted this fellow looking for breakfast – this was a reaction shot in low light. So am pretty happy I got…



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  • White Bellied Drongo

    White Bellied Drongo

    Tungareshwar: So this Sunday we visited Tungareshwar, near Vasai. It was a long, long trek uphill with very few sightings along the way. Near the top of the climb, I sat down for a while. In a bit these White Bellied Drongos appeared and began doing aerial acrobatics. Made for a nice frame. Spotted a few Yellow Footed Green Pigeons and…



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