Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gulakmale - 3

Gulakmale is fast turning out to be one of my favorite birding destinations. This time I was armed with my new 120-400mm Sigma lens. I returned low yields mainly because of my discomfort with the new equipment.

Here are some notable captures
76. Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus).
This one's the female. I had captured a male during my visit to Kabini.

113. Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)

35. Female Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)
I had captured a male during one of my visits to GKVK. I love the red iris of this species.
(The original replaced by a picture taken in Chitradurga)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Collared Scops Owl

112. Collared Scops Owl (Otus lettia)
This endearing pair lives in the empty plot next to zenrainman's house. It's every birder's dream to get this kind of access to a bird's life. I live for days like this.