Grey Bushchat

Grey bushchat is quiet common in the Himalaya’s. This particular photo was taken very close to Kafal house, Pangoot, the place where we stayed. With no sudden movements and a bit of camo, this birds lets one get very close to get amazing close up’s of it. Canon 7D Canon 100-400 mkII | Pangoot , Jan…

Rock Bunting

After driving for around 4 to 5 kms from Pagoot on an unnamed road, we came across this very small stream of water, there we could see lot of smaller species of birds. We decided to wait it out here. We were blessed with many different species of birds and one cof them was this lovely…

Oriental Turtle Dove

Spotted this beauty right outside our room in Hotel Two Chimneys, Gethia. I was standing near the gallery when I saw a group of birds flying in on the tree next to our balcony. From the front initially it appeared to some other dove, but the moment it turned around I realised it was a…

Steppe Eagle

This relatively large, handsome bird of prey is know as Steppe Eagle.  There were actually 10 to 15 of them in an area between Bhimtal and Chamfi of Uttarakhand. Typically, this species soars high above its prey, before making a steep dive and seizing the animal in its powerful talons. Canon 7D Canon 100-400 mkII |…

Himalayan Bulbul

A very common bird from the Himalaya’s. Can be seen very easily  in gardens and Balconies. It also referred as White-cheeked bulbul. Canon 7D Canon 100-400 mkII | Pangoot, Jan 2017

Grey-winged Blackbird

This here is the female of the Grey-winged blackbird species. The males and females are quiet different in colors.  The males are prominently black and they have grey patches on the wings. And both the sexes have a striking bright orange beak which makes this bird stand out! Canon 7D Canon Canon 100-400mm mkII | Sattal…

Himalayan Black-lored Tit

The Himalayan black-lored tit (Machlolophus xanthogenys), also known as simply black-lored tit. A very common bird in the Himalaya’s. Very active, and very agile. Canon 7D Canon 100-400mm mkii | Sattal, Jan 2017

Red-billed leiothrix

This colourful bird was shot at Sattal, Uttarakhand. One more amazing bird from Uttarakhand. Very beautiful little bird, always found in flocks. The leiothrix is usually found in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Burma and parts of Tibet. Canon 7D Canon 100-400 Mk2 | Sattal, Jan 2017

Oriental white-eye

This is an Oriental White-eye. A very beautiful bird to look at. I have seen this bird in outskirts of Vadodara, Bhimtal, Nainital, Mt. Abu etc. It can be seen in many places. This particular shot was taken in Sattal, Uttarkhand. These birds are always seen in flocks. They are amazing birds to watch and…

Scarlet Minivet

Scarlet Minivet. One of the brightest bird in the forest. While the male of most subspecies are scarlet to orange with black upper parts, the females are usually yellow with greyish olive upper parts.  From far they appear like flying ambers or ambers sitting on trees. These minivets are found in tropical southern Asia from…

Striated laughingthrush

This particular Striated Laughtingthrush picture was taken near a small hamlet that goes by the name Ghetiya. It always moves around in flocks. During the day time the flock moves downhill for food and in the evening they start moving uphill again in the safety. Canon 7D Canon 100-400mm Mkii | Ghethiya | Jan 2017

Asian Barred Owlet

With this picture, we will be uploading a series birds from the Northern India. The areas like Sattal, Pangot, Naukuchiatal are very famous for bird watching. Identified by the very distinct vertical lines below the beak across the body. This Asian Barred Owlet was seen on the outskirts of Nainital.  Canon 7D Canon 100-400 Mk…