Saturday, December 7, 2013

Jamnagar birding: Photolog

Gujarat Diaries so far...

Peregrine Falcon(s), Red-necked Falcon(s) that totally eluded me in Rann were seen quite regularly but none offered me close views. An opportunistic Osprey (eagle) chose to perch on an electric pole, another first timer for me.

Chiku (Chirag Joshi) was so good and started blurting out names, Little Ringed Plover, Stint, Dunlin, Grey Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Ruddy Turnstone and every time I could only see some small-sized birds in the distance. Phew! much to learn still!

The way of identifying waders or coastal birds is that you need to see and observe them carefully, very slight differences differentiate species and that is where your binoculars come handy more than the camera and importantly you need to spend time and lots of them waiting for them to approach you closer.

Don't expect any fast paths in learning to identify waders and shore birds, experience is the only way to go about it and patience and loads of them is required!

You should watch them to feel their beauty, a riot of colours indeed!




Peculiar beaks...isn't it!


Demosielle Crane's



Ruff's in different plumage's...


await...more to follow :)
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