Hello & thanks for stopping by…

Welcome to my birding blog… I have always had a fascination for flying objects. Earlier it was man-made flying objects that gradually turned to birds, insects and other flying species. I have now been observing birds for more than 6 years. One of the things I have observed is that the problems they face have only increased […]

How I get my pictures…

Here is what I follow and will advise others to follow: I always avoid: Going in a big group of people for bird watching as that scares the birds away. Making any kind of noise. Making sudden or rapid movements near the birds. Getting too close to the birds. That disturbs them. For pictures, I use […]

The Demoiselle Crane – hooked to Khichan village…

This is the smallest of the 15 crane species in the world and is migratory. Behavior: They migrate to India mostly from Central and North Asia – flying over the mighty Himalayas. A large number of these birds arrive every year at a village named Khichan in Western Indian desert state of Rajasthan. Why Khichan?? […]

Flamingos in my city…

About: Greater Flamingos are tall, magnificent birds with a pink boomerang-shaped upper bill with black tips. It has small pale eyes with dark centres and long S-shaped necks. It has pink painted wings that have black edges and long pink stick-like legs. The tail is white and looks like a flower when in flight. This one […]

The Oriental White-eye And The Cats

About Oriental White-Eye: These are tiny thumb-sized yellow coloured birds with pale grey undersides, wearing yellow bibs and have black eyes outlined with a white ring which look very conspicuous and give them a goggled look and their species name. Behaviour: They seem to be very playful playing follow-the-leader and then hide and seek with […]