Monday, April 6, 2009

Bird Watching




Yesterday we were bird watching at Kokkarebellur, near Bangalore, a natural bird sanctuary. These are Painted Storks, the migratory birds that arrive every winter.




22 comments:

Lynn said...

Bird watching, now I think that is one way of getting stress out of our system. Their fascinating to look at, how they greatly balance themselves atop a tree.

Hazel said...

It's amazing how these beauties look heavy for the tiny branches yet they remain perched. Have a pleasant weekend!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh i have never seen a bird like this before. great shot

SASSY MOM said...

I haven't done that besides I don't know where to go here. But that's an interesting thing to do. Lovely shots. Have a blessed week!

Anya said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaw what a big bird ;)
It seems like a pelican,It looks like a pelican type but I think it is another bird.......
These birds are naturally very huge in size with LARGE bill and wings LOL
Their large bill and an expansible
pouch in the lower mandible make it easier for them to catch food ;)
They are just funny, GREAT action shots :)))))

EastCoastLife said...

These are beautiful big birds! I wonder how big.

I finally see you :)
That's you in the picture?

SandyCarlson said...

They manage to look right in that tree even though they seem too big for the branches. How graceful.

Dora said...

Beautiful birdies. Their mouths are so long and sharp!

Yen said...

Those are such great looking photos! I love the first one:)

Happy WS!

Recipes for theLife said...

Such beautiful shots!great pics and pretty birds:D

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Lovely!

Arlene said...

Wow huge birds! Great shots! The first photo seems not real but i know they are very real.

Carver said...

You got some great shots of the birds! Interesting seeing birds from different places than where I live.

Mojo said...

You get some of the most fantastic wildlife shots. These are awesome!

stan said...

For their size, it's amazing how they can still perch so gracefully on the delicate branches.

Horsoon said...

Beautiful shots. Looking at your pics, I think I'm going to pay a visit to the local bird park soon ;)

humanobserver said...

Again some more photographs of migratory birds. Enjoyed them very much.

luna miranda said...

what a magnificent bird! great shots!

Marites said...

oh wow! i just love the first pics with all those birds standing on top of those branches. They really look beautiful:)

Sandy said...

What amazing birds!

Reader Wil said...

You are so lucky, Indrani( Hope it's spelled right this time!!). You must be happy to be able to take these photos of these birds.

Jayant Chaudhary said...

Really frozen moments...

Great.

~Jayant