Birding from a hide near Bangalore

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I recently visited a birding hide a couple of times, and it was an interesting experience. I am not a birder – I prefer mammals – but it was fun to shoot the entertaining and charismatic feathered creatures as they went through their antics.

The Oriental white eyes were funny creatures to follow, and they reminded me of commuters in Mumbai locals. Jerdon’s leafbirds (adult and juvenile), barbetts, munias, woodpeckers, doves, bulbuls, flower peckers, sunbirds, robins, and ashy prinias paid a visit too.

A few tips: 1. Put Odomos 2. Stay silent, avoid moving 3. Wear light clothes, it can get stuffy 4. Try to have a sense of what’s happening, beyond the tunnel vision through the viewfinder.

Sharing a few photos.

Dip

Dip

FB Woodpecker

FB Woodpecker

Leap

Leap

Altercation

Altercation

Drinking time

Drinking time

Sealed with a kiss

Fight

Don’t fight

Ashy prinia

Bath time

Bath time

White-cheeked barbett

White-cheeked barbett

Scaly breasted munia

Scaly breasted munia

Juvenile leafbird and barbett

Juvenile leafbird and barbett

Splash

Splash

Reflection

Reflection

Leafbird after a dip

Leafbird after a dip

2017-10-09T09:38:55+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Photography|