Weavers and Plovers – Birding at Phillaur (#8)
After taking a long break from birding, on 24 January, 2020, it was time for me to go out and shoot some birds. So, I packed my stuff and left for the Sutlej River. This time I didn’t go to Mao Sahib though. Instead, I went to a different location on the Sutlej River which I had visited once last year. I didn’t get anything exciting there last year, so, I just wanted to try my luck once more.
Egrets are medium to large sized birds, closely related to the Herons (see here) and belong to Ardea or Egretta genera. Similar to their (very) close relatives – Herons – they also have long legs and a long beak.
Size: 13-15 cm
Area: Widespread resident over much of the region except the Himalayas
Habitat: Reedbeds, Scrubland and Dense Vegetation
Description: A very common sighting across much of India. Can be easily spotted around any cultivation, bushy area or even in your backyard.
Prinias are small passerine, insectivorous birds which sometimes referred to as Wren-Warblers. Like most Warblers these birds prefer dense bushes and long scrubs due to which they are a nightmare to locate. Like Warblers, they are heard heard more often seen.
Birder’s Day Out – Birding at Pong Lake
It was on 29th December, 2019 that I, finally, got the chance to spend a Day Out Birding at one of my Favourite Birding Locations – Pong Lake. I first visited this place in 2015 and till then it has remained in my ‘Favourites List’.
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Wade in the Water – Birding at Phillaur – Part 7
My next Birding Day Out in Phillaur was on 15 December, 2019
The first place I visited was our Local Forest. While exploring the area I noticed a Dead Tree Trunk which was overgrown with Mushrooms. The Sun was just coming out and the light was pretty diffused so I decided to try some artistic frames of the mushrooms.
Wade in the Water – Birding at Phillaur – Part 6
Local birding is much more exciting to me compared to going to far off places to witness a complete new set of wildlife. So, I began this season’s birding adventures by visiting the place that I consider as ‘One of the Finest Spots for Birding around Phillaur’ – Sutlej.
Spiti Sojourn – Spiti Valley – Part 3 – Local Sightseeing
After a tiring journey from Kalpa to Kaza, we were all too tired, so, we woke up quite late at around 8-9 am. As it was quite late to go anywhere far off, the plan for the day was to visit the beautiful villages around Kaza.
Spiti Sojourn – Spiti Valley – Part 2 – Entering Spiti
The next and the most important and thrilling stage of the trip was entering Spiti Valley…!!!
There were NO bird sightings and ONLY Landscape Photography till we were somewhere near Nako.
Spiti Sojourn – Spiti Valley – Part 1 – Entering Kinnaur
This June break, I visited a place which was on the top of my ‘Want to go’ List – Spiti.
We began our long journey on 23 June, 2019, 5 am.
The first day was a direct and no birding journey to Rampur. On 24th we started early in the morning.