Birds of India #89 : Grey Francolin

Birds of India #89 : Grey Francolin

One monsoon morning, I decided to go to a popular birding location on the outskirts of Bangalore called Hesserghatta. On reaching there I realized that the monsoon rains over the last month had converted the grasslands into treacherous off roading tracks and my...

Birds of India #60 – Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark

The Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark is a bird of the open dry habitat. It has a perfectly camouflaged plumage, which makes it quite difficult to spot it in its habitat. The dry lake bed of Hesserghatta on the outskirts of Bangalore is an ideal destination to photograph this...

Birds of India #59 – Small Blue Kingfisher

It is monsoon time in India and though wildlife photography during rains can be quite exciting, it does come with its own set of unique challenges like low and soft light, getting the shutter speeds, ensuring that one’s photo gear is protected and so on and so...

Birds of India #57 – Oriental Skylark

The Oriental Skylark is a widespread resident and winter visitor in India. On the outskirts of Bangalore, the Hesserghatta Lake with its open grasslands and proximity to a water body is an ideal habitat for this Skylark and we get to see and observe it in close...

Birds of India #55 – Ashy Prinia

The Ashy Prinia is a widespread resident found all over India from urban gardens to open grasslands. We have observed this species in many places from in and around Bangalore to the pristine beaches of Goa. In all these sightings, the one thing that has always amazed...