I created this blog to share with the world my hobby of bird watching and wildlife. You will see mostly Indian birds captured during my travels across India. Occasionally you might come across some wildlife and nature photography to keep it interesting :) Hope you enjoy it.
Rounding up a family vacation in Rajasthan, I took the opportunity to visit Khichan village in the Jiasalmer district of Rajasthan. This village is a unique example of what conservation and nurturing can do to birds. Demoiselle cranes migrate from Europe and have made Khichan their home year after year because of the local community support.
There were hundreds of these cranes either feeding or hovering around. Though it was 1 PM and not the best time to shoot managed a few against a blazing sun.
Jaisalmer has the Desert National Park. The hope was to spot the great Indian bustard. However we did see a few flying at a distance but none on the ground :(
A desert wheatear.
A distant shot of a cinerous vulture only available between Pakistan and Western deserts of India
On our way back and Chinkara gave a startled look
An Egyptian vulture
A feast of dead camel for a group of vultures ( White rumped and long necked) a very rare sight these days to see so many vultures toge…
It was a foggy afternoon in Bharatpur. I was told that at Bharatpur the light remains constant throughout the day and makes for great photography. Unfortunately for us it was very foggy for at least the two out of three days we were in Bharatpur. The best thing about fog is that it renders itself to creative compositions if you have the eye. Courtesy other members of the group, it was an "eye opening session" for me. I started seeing opportunities in composing wildlife pictures. Very different from what I used to do earlier where I would have tried to get as close as possible and take a decent portrait. Here are a few shots from the trip: A Jackal welcoming us as we entered the park.
Sambhars offered great composition opportunities
Pair of spotted owlet:
An Indian Darter:
A Black redstart:
Grey herons chasing after a catch. Can you spot the purple heron?
A Nilgai posing for me:
A chance encounter with a jungle cat
A Siberian Rubythroat ( usually difficult to sight as i…