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Bird-Watching in India

Yellow beak, blue tailed bird in Uttaranchal India is a perfect place to go bird-watching due to the diverse species of birds that reside here. If you are a nature lover, then read on, this post is for you.

What better way to admire the gift of nature then to look at birds. Its never easy to photograph a bird, it has to be done in a jiffy and at the right moment, before they fly away.

Bird photography is indeed very interesting, because you learn a lot about their habits, environment they prefer, their calls etc. We are still learning to capture better shots of avian creatures. Here are some of them.

This image on the right was taken during our trek to Ghangaria on the way to Valley of Flowers from Gobindghat. This beautiful bird had a mix of colors, even his tail is not plain blue, it had streaks of white.

Kingfisher sitting on the roof in Karjat, a scenic village 90 km away from Mumbai. They are generally shy birds, little noise and they fly away. Although we have managed to click their picture on a number of occasions. Kingfisher sitting on roof in Karjat This little red birdie was having a nice time floating on the ice sheets in Hemkund Sahib, in Uttaranchal around 4329 m above sea level. You can clearly see his reflection on the icy cold lake. Red bird on ice sheets Hemkund On the same lake there was another bird sitting on a stone making ripples in water. This picture is taken by Clyde, and its one of my favorite photographs. Beautiful effect in the water. Bird in Hemkund Sahib Red-eyed female Koel also known as nightingale because of their melodious call. Female Koel perched on the tree Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai, one of the few green zones in the city, is home to variety of species. Indian eagle flying high, making its presence felt in the clear sky. Indian eagle at National Park in Mumbai Crested bird keeping an eye on its surroundings. Crested bird on tree This picture was taken in Mumbai itself, in 7 Bungalows, part of suburban Mumbai. This bird is the Black-crowned Night Heron, we thought it was an egret. Black-crowned Night Heron This was shot at the historical Banganga Tank in Southern Mumbai. Banganga holds religious importance, dating back to the 14th century. Its a temple complex surrounded by high-rise buildings, typical set up in Mumbai.

But Banganga still retains its old charm. The tank had large number of ducks, little Cormorant, different types of fish etc. Some were floating on water gently. Black bird floating in water And some were trying to catch a fish. Ducks at Banganga tank Mumbai We do hope you liked the small collection of bird pictures, they were suppose to go on the photography blog, which should start soon!

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Bhavika is a nature-loving, spiritual being and co-founder of Fractal Enlightenment, who strives to help fellow beings re-connect with nature and their inner selves. Thank you for being part of this journey.

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