Friday, 6 December 2013

Asian Openbill Stork - Anastomus Oscitans

We were driving past the Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, towards Velankanni. The paddy fields filled our eyes; the greenery was soothing. Suddenly, we sighted a small group of Asian Openbill storks, sitting way far inside paddy field.
My zoom lens wasn't sufficient to capture a stunning photo of the group; however, could get a decent photo, and enlarged and cropped the photo to present only the required details.
Though tempted to walk in to the paddy field and observe the birds closer, we decided to stand far far away so that we do not intrude the natural habitat of the birds. It's ridiculous to disturb Nature and its elements only for a sake of a photo.
Happy weekend!


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Black-headed Ibis/Oriental White Ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus

Happy Thursday! Participating in the Thursday Challenge - Theme - Landscapes, Water, Calm...!

The Mandya-Mysore district is lush with paddy and sugarcane fields. We can sight a lot of birds. The Black-headed Ibis is one such bird that can be seen probing the ploughed/cultivated land for insects, frogs, and other feeds. The head, neck, and legs of Black-headed Ibis bird is Black. The body is greyish, brownish, and white. :-) 
When in flight, the Black-headed Ibis looks gorgeous! In the photo, the backdrop being lovely shade of Green and the bird in flight oozes a sense of calmness; all of my emotions begin to settle down.


Monday, 2 December 2013

Asian Fairy-bluebird - Irena Puella

I woke up at 5 am, and went outside to see the dawn break. Waves of birds welcomed the Sun. When I was wondering which bird's call that was, I saw a group of Asian Fairy-bluebirds. They sat on almost all trees; and such restless birds!
I was thrilled to sight these birds. What luck, I clapped softly! The bird that I could photograph sat on the wild drumstick tree. After getting one good photo, I put the camera to rest, and just watched the birds. Some moments get captured in our souls; this was one such moment. :-)