Pelagic Bird Watching Trip

Last week of January when my good friend Shivashankar called me whether I am interested in exploring pelagic birds around Mulki coast, I gladly agreed as I had not ventured to explore such an opportunity. Any water in a sea or lake that is not close to the bottom or near to the shore can … Read more

Holi Super Moon!

Raising Supermoon Over Konaje Kallu

Coincidence with Earthquake at Japan and subsequent tsunami made the Hindu festival Holi’s moon on 19th March a Super Moon. With sensation seeking media on the toes for disaster of magnitude larger than the devastation at Japan, I headed to the highest place in my home town to capture this Super Moon. When I reached … Read more

Paddyfield Pipit

Strolling in the evening in grassy field in Mangalore can be sometimes rewarding. Other than catching ticks & fleas left by domestic animals, we can catch glimpse of some of the native grassland birds. On that evening I saw this Paddyfield Pipit near half burnt dry grass patch. As it was surrounded all around by … Read more

Common Indian Monitor

I had noticed few months back that fruit bats visiting Indian Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa) in my backyard were hunted by some animal. I initially thought it is work of domestic cats, but the claw marks on the bark of the tree pointed different animal. After I found Besra feeding on large Garden lizard, my … Read more

Flying Kites

Small Indian Kites with Grasshopper

That Sunday evening I was strolling with my Canon EOS 5D mark II fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM & Canon EF 1.4x II Extender. Focusing with 5D Mark II was not as efficient as 7D. It used to hunt before getting proper focus. I saw small bush fire nearby. People here … Read more

Prinia On the Fence

Prinia On the Fence

After shooting the babblers I posted last week I was returning back i spotted this The Ashy Prinia or Ashy Wren-Warbler (Prinia socialis), searching for insects on a dry bamboo fence. It was just before sunset. I had to use ISO 1600 to get a decent speed of 1/350th of a second to get the … Read more

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