Archive for the ‘Birds’ Category

11
Apr

Turkey Eggs

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Our new batch of turkeys have surprised us.   Just found 2 eggs yesterday morning in their coup.  Next trick is to see who is going to hatch them.  May have to rely on our hens like we did a lot of times with our duck and geese eggs.

30
Mar

Woodpecker

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Once more the magic tree worked.  It was late evening and I was talking to someone when we heard a ‘pecking’ sound on wood.  Now what else could it be.  And in the fading light I saw this woodpecker on the same dry tree near my window.  I rushed to get the camera hoping that technology would handle the poor light conditions.  Luckily it did and here is the shot.

16
Mar

Long-tailed Shrike.

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There is this dead tree opposite our farmhouse that has proved to be a great spot for getting good photos of small birds. The birds stand out very clearly as there are no leaves. Also it is outside my window and I can run out with a camera at a moments notice. Here I managed to get a long-tailed shrike in a pretty good pose.

3
Mar

Kingfisher in a tree.

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Not a very good shot of a kingfisher as we can barely see the characteristic blue but I took it anyway. Actually the blue is most visible when it is flying.

23
Feb

And the answer is… Pied Bush Chat!

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Ok sometime back I had posed the question – “What bird is this?”.  As we could not identify this bird.  From all the responses that you can see below, I am convinced that it is a Pied Bush Chat.

23
Feb

Red-Whiskered Bulbul poses

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Could not have been easier to get this shot of a red-whiskered bulbul that perched on a chair outside my room while I was trying to put some ‘heavy’ thoughts down.  Luckily it sat around long enough for this shot.

21
Feb

Brahmini Kite

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Started my collection of bird photos at Acres Wild by getting this photo of a Brahmini Kite that was hanging around our pond in the hope of getting some fish… I think. Later when I went closer to the pond for a better photo it sensed some danger and flew away circling in widely and then disappearing over the hill.
Have to be more subtle next time.