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Here is a sneak peek of some of the bird pictures from different regions of India. Usually these are shot during my vacations and occasionally some birding tours.

If you are keen to see more interesting birds from different regions read more and click on the posts below.

Happy viewing and do write your comments !!

A Malabar Trogon and Brahminy Kites from Goa 

A little spider hunter from Goa.

This is a shot of Streaked Spider hunter from my trip to Eaglenest

A green tailed sunbird from my trip to Eaglenest

A vernal hanging parrot from my trip to Coorg and Ooty 

Not exactly a bird but a Nilgai against the mist in Bharatpur

Himalayan Bulbul at Sat Taal, Uttarakhand.

Oriental white eye, available across India. This one is from Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Baya weavers shot near Hyderabad

A Common Kestrel (juv) near a lake in Hyderabad

Fire tailed sun bird shot at Pangot, Uttarakhand.

Ruby throated bulbul shot at Goa

A short birding trip to Kalimpong

A short family vacation in Kalimpong, West Bengal in May, 2016. A few captures from the trip

Common green magpie ( though not very common !!)

Short billed minivet

Grey Bush Chat

Blue-capped Rock Thrush

Can somebody remove this leaf? ( Greater yellownape)

Common green magpie

Eaglenest: A walk in the clouds and birds in the bushes

It was on my bucket list for a while to visit Eaglenest Wildlife sanctuary. Eaglenest is a stretch of abandoned road that connects Tenga valley in the north and Telamara in the south. This is in the western part of Arunachal pradesh and is known for some of the rare species that are endemic to the region.

Finally I could manage some time to visit in March,2016 with Toehold Photography. Thanks a lot to Sachin Rai and Santosh Saligram  of Toehold cortsey whom we we had a wonderful week.

The place is one of the most pristine jungles that I have ever visited with trees which I am sure would be 300 years old. Just to give you sense of the forest

We started our birding after crossing Bhalukpong. The first one to greet us was a Streaked spider hunter. What a start with a lifer !!

This was followed by a Blue throated barbet

Black bulbuls and Hodgson's redstart ( female)

Near the Army cantonment at Tenga valley we saw some brown dippers frolicking in a river.

We reached Eaglenest sanctuar…