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...

National Parks #4 – India

Like we mentioned in Wild places – Indian Wilderness Part – 1, India is a country with lots of wild places, which are abundant in diverse flora and fauna. Though there are so many places we are yet to travel to, we are blessed to have been able to visit...

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 #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 #52 – The Common Kestrel

Though we have observed and photographed many birds in the wilderness over the years, the Common Kestrel still remains our favorite model. And Hesserghatta remains our favorite studio to photograph this beautiful bird of prey. Here are some images of a couple of...