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Bird photography at Karnala Bird Sanctuary using a Mirror Lens on 12.2.11

This morning, I went to Karnala for the first time. I have heard of the sanctuary since since the past couple of decades. Fables about bird spotting etc. at Karnala have traveled far into the land. I had great expectations from this outing. Well, the trip didn’t live up to my expectations. I did encounter four lifers though. And spectacular ones at that!

A couple of weeks ago, I’d encountered a male Purple Sunbird at Nerul. This morning, we spotted a female.

The Purple Sunbird (female) Cinnyris asiaticus

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Birdwatching on the mudflats of Nerul, Navi Mumbai (near Bombay, India) using a mirror lens

Today, I resumed my birdwatching escapades with BNHS. I started birdwatching in the December of 2009 and did a few trips with BNHS last year. I went with them to Nerul this morning. Let’s start with the ‘Lifers’, birds that I came across for the first time this morning:

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