The Parakeet Rush – Birding at Phillaur – Part 4
I had recently observed an Alexandrine Parakeet pair residing in our forest but every time I saw it, I was without the camera. So, on 26th, I went to the forest with the sole motive of photographing the pair.
It started the hunt at 12 noon, scouted the area for an hour and finally found the pair at around 1. The pair was well-hidden and I could not have found it if the male would not have called.
While I was walking around in the forest, I heard a strange maaa like sound of a parakeet. I went straight into the thorny bushes, crossed them, stood in an open space and found the pair near a hole in a tree nearby.
The female’s head was poking out from the hole and the male was stationed just outside from where he was calling. I took hundreds of shots but only a few were good because I could not stabilize myself because I was laughing loudly every time the bird called.
After about 10 minutes, the male flew away and the female hid herself inside the hole. So, I left them alone and went away satisfied. The day ended with the photographing of a Black Kite, Spotted Owlet and a Butterfly.
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