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Danaid Eggfly

18 th Septmber 2016 Kutch, Gujarat, India Nikon D500 Nikkor 200-500 f/10, 1/100,iso-500 Previous                                                                                                                                   Next

Indian Roller

In our campus, we locate a lone Indian Roller juvenile. It chooses to stay around our quarter for few days. May be availability of various insects during that monsoon days is reason behind its choice. During that short stay its became used to our presence. It became very friendly with us and even allowed us to come real close to itself. Most of the time it was forages on ground, catch prey and perched to nearby tree.  Many time it perched on rooftop of our Mahindra Thar. This Indian Roller was little less afraid of humans as its juvenile. We are really fond of this curious and candid expressions wear by Indian Roller….   selfie with roller 13 th August 2016 GMERS Medical College Campus, Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India Nikon D7100 AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E f/8, 1/2000,iso-640 Previous                                                                                                                                   Next

Lemon Pansy

1 4 th August 2016 J essore sloth bear sanctuary , Banaskantha Gujarat, India Nikon D7100 AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E f/8, 1/200,iso-800 Previous                                                                                                                                   Next

Green Bee-eater - Seven notes of pictorial music

f/8, 1/160 iso-800 This winter we got the chance to observe social behaviour of Green Bee-eaters. They roost in our campus. Green Bee-eaters usually seen in small groups and often roost in Neem tree communally in large numbers (200-300). The birds move excitedly at the roost site and call loudly, often explosively dispersing before settling back to the roost tree.   At early winter mornings, they huddled next to one another to get warmness from each other. We saw many groups. It’s like their daily routine is to emerge from the roosting branches soon after dawn set altogether in such small groups of 6-14, preen and sun themselves for at least   an hour, then disperse to feed. They used to produce loud chirping sounds and invited others to sit nearby. They only prefer closeness of known bird, if some unwanted bird came near to their group they try to drive them away.  f/8, 1/500,iso-800 Green Bee-eaters are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin sc