In my earlier blog I had written about Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus). I had another close encounter with this common bird in our kitchen garden. As I was planing to go to my clinic on that day I saw a pair of Juvenile Asian Koels sitting on the Yellow Oleander plant. I quickly grabbed my … Read more Asian Koels
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 Pelagic Bird Watching Trip
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 Holi Super Moon!
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 Paddyfield Pipit
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 Common Indian Monitor
After using 5D mark II with 300mm lens & 2x extender I wanted to try out the results of my 7D with the same combination. I found this great looking Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) sitting on a twig. As the light was good I fixed the ISO at 400 and used the existing evening light … Read more Black Drongo