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Spotted Sandgrouse

Spotted Sandgrouse was seen in Gujarat after many years. We want to click the Spotted Sandgrouse so we planned out trip to Kutch. We click many lifer on 25 January which include the Grey Hypocolius, Red-tailed Wheatear, Sociable Lapwing and Stoclizka’s Bushchat. Next day we kept for the Spotted Sandgrouse and Cream-colored Coursed. We stared our journey early morning with Nirav Pomal and Ashu Gohil. We try to search for the Spotted Sandgrouse but did not succeed. So we went to search for Greater Hoopoe Lark. While searching for that our car get puncture. It’s take almost 1 hr to restore. After that we start our search for our today’s target. While searching Nirav Pomal saw two Cream-colored Coursed on road and we immediate stop the vehicle and click some images. It was not allowed us to get down and click the ground level shot. But we happy after getting them because that was the lifer of the day and one of species for we are looking. After doing photography of course we start our search for Spotted Sandgrouse. While reaching to place where Nirav Pomal saw the bird last time. Nirav Pomal stop vehicle little far and scan the area and our luck fav as and we found group of Spotted Sandgrouse. They are foraging in group. We reach the place and click the images of Spotted Sandgrouse.

Here are Male and female of Spotted Sandgrouse.
Female , f/8, 1/2500,iso-500

Male, f/8, 1/2500,iso-500
      25th January 2017
Great Rann of Kutch, Kutch, Gujarat, India

Nikon D500
AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR 
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