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Car cleaner 4 free…

Nikon D7100, AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED, AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E At that morning, we just reached Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary . We come out of the car with our gears and lock the doors except the driver side. Suddenly a long tailed chestnut-brown bird landed directly on steering wheel…..!   Unmistakably it is Rufous Treepie. For a fraction of second, we thought it will be trap into the car and we have to shove it out. But to our surprise it is moving swiftly under the seats of car start feeding on scattered sev-mamara…! And foraging expertly like it’s doing daily.   Rufous Treepie is reasonably brave bird. It didn’t shy away from camera and gave excellent performance. We really love to share this funny video clip.  We saw Rufous Treepie scavenging, feeding on leftover snack packets and eating roti morsels in our backyard all the times but foraging in car is another first for us. Nikon  D500, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F/5.6 Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary 20 th No

Greater Painted-snipe

beautiful ladies jaw dropped Male In animals and birds male are more beautiful and handsome than female but few are exception. Greater Painted-snipe is one of that where female is more beautiful than male. They are summer visitor to our area. The breeding season is between April and July. We saw them much time in Gujarat during that time. It sometime coincidence or incidence that I visit the Thol bird sanctuary every year same day and find this birds along with few other. Here female is so beautiful so male jaw was just drop down. These are two images but just I thought that. The painted-snipe is not related to the true snipes and differs from them in habits, flight and appearance, being far more colorful and having longer legs than the snipes. It is unusual in that the female is larger and more brightly colored than the male, with the sides of the head, neck and throat a rich chestnut brown and a distinct black band across the breast; the male is paler and greyer. T

fun, trekking and leopard...

I want to go out with my all-time close friends from many days. We made many plans but all turned to be flop for what so ever reasons. This time when I went to Ahmedabad to take the exams we meet at our routine meeting point and talking about one day trip. We plan to visit Bera - famous for Indian Leopards sighting. Next morning I asked my friend at Bera, but he informed me that there is too much rain so plz do not come. Again, we become little depressed. However, we keep our plan alive, change the place, and shift our plan to visit Mount Abu. Mount Abu is small hill station in Aravalli Range of mountain. On Monday, finally my friends started from Ahmedabad to Mount Abu. As per plan, they have to start their journey at 6 pm but few of friends have to work on Sunday so they started their journey at 9.pm.  Sandip Maheria, Mohshin Sachora, Anil Maheta, Vishal Gohel , Deep and Afazal started to drive towards Mount Abu in Fortuner. They pick me up from Unjha but one of my friends Nayan Pa

Grey Wagtail

8 th November 2016 Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Banashkatha Gujarat, India Nikon D7100 AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E f/5.6, 1/6400,iso-1000 Previous                                                                                                                                   Next

Greater Spotted Eagle

We are going to Ahmedabad on my kid’s birthday. We   will go to Thol Wildlife Sanctuary while going to Ahmedabad as it come in our way. We saw dark black color medium sized eagle perched on tree. We confused in eagle in our beginning of birding but now we can know that, it is GSE mean Greater Spotted Eagle. Greater Spotted Eagle is a medium-sized eagle. Greater Spotted Eagle only has white spots as a juvenile, when they extend in bands across the upperwing. By adulthood, the spots have faded leaving dark brown feathers across the head, body and wings, with slightly paler flight feathers on the upper side. The head is small for an eagle. In the winter quarters prefers wetland habitat. In its winter range, the species is more social than when breeding. Small flocks of up to ten birds or so, of varying age, can be seen to patrol the land together. They also associate with other Accipitridae such as local and/or migrant black kites (Milvus migrans lineatus and govinda) or steppe e