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Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia is one of the beautiful Prinia. It has beautiful ashy head. We went to our routine place of birding in Dharpur, Patan. At this time of season, we get to see lot of Black-headed Bunting in that area. We saw few Black-headed Bunting along with this beauty. It was maintaining the balance on leaf of mallet plant. When we go farther, we saw juvenile of Ashy Prinia. It looks cuter than adult. I think, by visit same place again and again you got more surprises. It is a common bird in urban gardens and farmland in many parts of India and its small size, distinctive colours and upright tail make it easy to identify. In breeding plumage, adults of the northern population are ash grey above, with a black crown and cheek with no supercilium and rufescent wings. In non-breeding season, this population has a short and narrow white supercilium and the tail is longer. 7 th September 2016 Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India Nikon D500 AF-S Nikkor 200 – 500 mm F/5.6  

Oriental Turtle Dove

Oriental   Turtle Dove is one of the beautiful dove we saw until now. It has different and more beautiful colored patterns in compare to spotted dove. We saw them first time when we visited the Mount Abu first time, story posted in Changeable Hawk - e agle . While entering into the Salim Ali point at entrance we saw this beautiful dove. It was foraging on trail. They are very shy and read to fly away but we get the chance to click some shots. They have lovely patterns and nice colors. After that, we saw them at many places in Gujarat. 5 th May 201 4 Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India Nikon D7100 AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E f/5.6, 1/20050,iso-800 Previous                                                                                                                                   Next

reflection...

15 th February 2015 Thol Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India Nikon D7100 AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E f/5.6, 1/2500,iso-500 Previous                                                                                                                                   Next

Common Lime Butterfly

25 September 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/14, 1/250,iso-800 Previous                                                                                                                                   Next

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

[ Nikon D500 , Nikkor 200-500 , f/8,1/400, iso-800 ] After sighted Spotted flycatchers in the morning story posted on http://www.escapeintothewild.net/2016/10/spotted-flycatcher.html , we continued our search for Rufous-tailed scrub robin at afternoon. We never see this bird before. And frankly speaking it was not even possible for us to sight this bird without generous help from my birder friends DIlipsinh Chudasma , Ashu Gohil and Nirav Pomal. They made our dream true by sighting the Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin. As per opinion of Dilipsinh Chudasma Rufous-tailed scrub robin are usually resting under bushes at afternoon times to avoid direct sunlight. They already know probable area to search for Rufous-tailed scrub robin. After some look out in Prosopis juliflora ( ગાંડો બાવળ ) shrubs, we sighted a single Rufous-tailed scrub robin. Rufous-tailed scrub robin is cautious bird. Although its not afraid of us it always kept a particular distance from us. This too remains in