Thursday, May 10, 2012

Flycatcher


This is the Red Breasted Flycather, commonly breeding in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It is migratory and is found in South Asia in winters. I found this bird at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai. For details on this tiny bird can be found here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Paddybird


Indian Pond Heron or Paddybird (info) is a very common sight among marshlands, water bodies, grass fields across Indian Subcontinent. It appears to have a thick neck when perched since it is always hunched. It changes its plumage to a more dull grey while breeding

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spotted Owlets

Spotted Owlets spotted!  Caught these two owlets on camera at the Taj Gardens, Taj Mahal. They were quite playful - patiently perched, not moving at all, but still following my camera with their eyes.
More information on Spotted Owlets, visit here

Thursday, March 29, 2012

macro-beautiful

Perspective: Always try to have the bigger picture to grasp it all. But sometimes you have to stoop low and lay down near the grass to feel the real picture.

A Macro close-up near the grass level of a nondescript flower and the lone ant.

patterns of age..

Patterns on a tree trunk

Monday, March 19, 2012

Coppersmith Barbet

Caught this bird in Sewree, Mumbai... it has a very distinctive call, similar to hammer striking metal.. for more info, click here.

the nibbler..

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This Kingfisher will always stay on....

The white-throated kingfisher, the larger kingfisher in the family, perched on a tree near Colva beach, Goa.
For more information, click here.

new life springs..

new leaves on a guava tree trunk

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quick Clean Cut - Jugaad

There are lots of makeshift hair-salons in India, and you can come across several types in several places - behind shops, in alley-ways, under banyan trees, near river banks etc etc. This particular shot is near Library Stand, Mussoorie. The Mountain Dew bottle apparently has the after-shave. It has been fitted with a spray-head too..

Help identify this bird


Can someone help me identify this bird

Tuesday, January 17, 2012