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Bird watching at Sewri, Mumbai, India on 19 Feb’11

I started my bird watching escapades at Sewri on the 15th of November 2009. I knew neither a bird nor a bee back then. This morning, I surprised myself by being able to identify almost all of the birds that we came across. I was hoping to photograph at least one bird that I hadn’t come across as yet. It didn’t happen. We spotted a Green Heron in flight; I didn’t manage a photo though. The number of Flamingos had significantly reduced from last year. And no Grey Herons.

A significant number of people assembled along the jetty to seek the guidance of the experts that BNHS had on offer. Almost three to three and a half times more than November 2009.

Perhaps Vijay Mallya instructed this Kingfisher to camp close to shore for everyone to see. It just sat there on a rope, about fifteen feet away from us:

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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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Swans in Prague

And only because I happened to visit Prague the other day, I must share these swans with you. I shot these along the Vltava River.


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The Common Birds of Amsterdam

I spent about an hour this afternoon photographing birds at Oosterpark. Oosterpark has this little water body that is home to some of the common birds of Amsterdam. Mallards, Ducks etc. I had such a good time that I have neither bothered to find out the names of any of them nor colour correct the photos.


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Birdwatching along the canal at Dieman in Amsterdam

I’m guessing that these birds are common in Amsterdam and around Holland. Nevertheless, it’s a start! Flocks of ducks etc. are common along the canals, at certain nooks and corners. And that’s where the flock hang out all the time.

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Where there is a fish there is a bird

Chapora is a fishing village in North Goa near the rocky cliffs of Anjuna and Vagator. The jetty at Chapora is active at 5 o’clock in the evening. Fishermen sail back to shore bringing in their catch – fish, crabs, squids and lobsters. The catch is weighed and poured into boxes. It is then loaded into trucks.

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Bird Photography at Akshi Beach using a Mirror Lens

Akshi Beach is in Alibag 18.64°N 72.88°E not too far away from Ramdharaneshwar.

The White-bellied Sea-eagle, Haliaeetus leucogaster is also known as the White-bellied Fish-eagle or White-breasted Sea Eagle

I don’t have much to say about the beach. There ain’t a beach shack etc. And my feet kept sinking into the sand from time to time. Good thing I was wearing rubber slippers (and not shoes). But a beach is a beach, right? I love the beach.

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