Sunday, February 08, 2009

LBV - Early Morning

One of the good things about Ramadevara betta is that it offers lot of possibilities for creating interesting compositions. This Long Billed Vulture gave us a quite a lot of options. I liked this one in the morning light with beautiful winter's blue sky and the grass in the background. Let me know what you think.

Early morning conversation!

Me, Raks & prema visited Ramanagar today morning. It was really eventful. We spotted Peregrine Falcon which was a lifer. There were 13 Long billed Vultures (& perhaps more) on a single rock bed. Though I couldn't get any decent flight shots, I did like this shot. A myna seem to having a conversation with the LBV. ACtually myna flew very close the LBV and picked something that was close to LBV and before it flew off, they seem to have had a conversation. It was interesting to see Myna sitting close it. I've seen (in photos/videos) Mynas being hunted by Peregrine Falcon & other raptors; and here it seemed unperturbed by its presence!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Tawny Eagle

This was a lifer on the day when it rained raptors! Truly, Hesaraghatta is a paradise

Kestrel in its world

Early morning light had lit up Hesaraghatta and I was intrigued by the mesmerizing fog & the golden light. This juvenile Kestrel which had made the tree its home for the night, was waiting for the sunrise so that it can resume its daily routine.

Jackals & Misty morning

I've not had time to process images since I went to Ombatttu Gudda trek for 3 days and work had been hectic post Republic day! These images are a week prior to Republic day when me, Raks & Nagesh went to Hesaraghatta.
The day opened with Marsh Harrier and later we saw a Jackal pair. The morning was completely misty and the golden light added to the drama. It was a sight to behold. This happened to be great day for Raptors since we sighted Marsh Harrier, Steppe Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Montagu Harrier (female), Pallid Harrier (female) and also the usual Kestrel (male, female & juvenile).