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Gora aur Kala - Western Reef Egret

30 th April 2016 Mandvi, Kutch, Gujarat, India Nikon D7100 AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E f/8, 1/1600,iso-500 Previous                                                                                                                                   Next

White-naped Woodpecker

Nikon D500 : AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR We are not able to go anywhere for birding   from last 3 weeks so this Sunday we went to nearest birding spot Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary.   Last time we visited Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary, we saw Red Spurfowl. Therefore, this time we went there with a hope to find it again. However, we didn’t find anything, not even a single bird (excluded commoners) seen during full trip due to lots of school picnic buses. While returning to parking area we heard the typical thudding sound of woodpecker. When we reached at the tree, the woodpecker flies away. We decided to wait for it to came back at same tree as we know that most of birds having tendency to visit same place many times. It came back after 15 minutes; it is a White-naped Woodpecker – female. We clicked few shots and again it fly away and lost in deep woods.   25 th December 2016 Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Banashkantha, Gujarat, India Previous       

Lesser Whistling Duck

27 th October 2016 Lakhota Lake, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India Nikon D500 AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR f/8, 1/1250,iso-800 Previous                                                                                                                                   Next

The Three Musketeer - Little Egret

22 April 2015 Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India Nikon D7100 AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E f/8, 1/1000,iso-500 Previous                                                                                                                                   Next

a prince -Crested Treeswift

Crested Treeswift has beautiful blue-grey colored crest and orange ear covers. We went to Jessor Sloth Bear Sanctuary after the park was open for wildlife photography from 16 October 2016. We normally take track besides river. We saw crested serpent eagle, Changeable Hawk eagle and few other small birds. While I was busy clicking warbler, suddenly we saw large size swallow like bird flying over me. By observing closely, we saw that their wings are larger. Therefore, they are some kind of swift. While returning to parking area we spot their group roosting on tree. When I saw their crest, immediately know that it is Crested Treeswift. There are few records of Crested Treeswift from Gujarat but most possibly no photographic record from North Gujarat. It was our jackpot of the day and lifer too. After many days, we saw a new species in Gujarat.  Something about b irds: The crested treeswift is a common resident breeder from the Indian subcontinent. The crested