Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kingfisher with a meal


Kingfisher with a meal, originally uploaded by Saurav Pandey.

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This kingfisher found a worm, or something, and was thrashing it on the root exposed from the soil. This was on the far side of the lake, and I used my maximum zoom to get as close a shot as possible. Wish I was on the same side for a more closer shot

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-throated_Kingfisher

Monday, August 29, 2011

Streak-throated Swallow nests

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This was at Ranganthittu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranganthittu_Bird_Sanctuary). The swallows build their nests a little above the river water hanging from rocks. After the breeding season, when the nests are long given up, the river water rises and washes away these nests. The swallows return to rebuild the nests again.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streak-throated_Swallow

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hello


Hello, originally uploaded by Saurav Pandey.

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Squirrel looking up

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Digging deeper


Digging deeper, originally uploaded by Saurav Pandey.

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee

Marigold


Marigold, originally uploaded by Saurav Pandey.

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From wikipedia: The common name in English, "marigold", is derived from "Mary's Gold", a name once exclusively applied to Calendula.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagetes

Friday, August 26, 2011

Baya Weaver


Baya Weaver, originally uploaded by Saurav Pandey.

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From Wikipedia: Baya Weavers are best known for the elaborately woven nests constructed by the males. These pendulous nests are retort shaped, with a central nesting chamber and a long vertical tube that leads to a side entrance to the chamber. The nests are woven with long strips of paddy leaves, rough grasses and long strips torn from palm fronds. Each strip can be between 20–60 cm in length. A male bird is known to make up to 500 trips to complete a nest. The birds use their strong beaks to strip and collect the strands, and to weave and knot them while building their nests.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baya_Weaver

A walk to remember


A walk to remember, originally uploaded by Saurav Pandey.

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Purple Swamphens at lalbagh

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Swamphen

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Great Egret


Great Egret, originally uploaded by Saurav Pandey.

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From Wikipedia: The Great Egret is depicted on the reverse side of a 5-Brazilian reais banknote.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Egret

Friday, August 19, 2011

Indian Pond herons


Indian Pond herons, originally uploaded by Saurav Pandey.

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From wikipedia: The Indian Pond Heron or Paddybird (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron. The camouflage is so excellent that they will often allow humans to approach very close before taking to flight, and this has resulted in folk names and beliefs that the birds are short-sighted or blind.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Pond_Heron
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranganthittu_Bird_Sanctuary

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Painted Stork at Kokrebellur

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From Wikipedia: Kokkrebellur is not a reserved forest sanctuary but is a small village where the storks and pelicans coexist freely, mostly in tamarind trees in the middle of the village, in total harmony with the villagers. Consequently, reports indicate increased nestling activity in recent years. Thus, efforts to conserve these birds have been fruitful and hailed as a “role model” for replication at other places.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokrebellur
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painted_Stork

Monday, August 15, 2011

Castaway


Castaway, originally uploaded by Saurav Pandey.

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Asian Openbill Stork
http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_openbill

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pass here and go on, you're on the road to heaven

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"Pass here and go on, you're on the road to heaven." - On the Road (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_The_Road), by Jack Kerouac (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kerouac)