Quantcast
Jun 152012
 

A quick game of “sit and wait!”

At this location near Sattal, (a 5 hour train ride north of Delhi, and a 1 hour drive), we found a small creek,  with the help of our expert guides.  Most of this creek was wide open, running into a small pond, but the interesting thing about this specific location is that the creek ran right up to a dense bush, adjacent to a thick forest.

The birds of this area would use the bush as a security location, and sneak quietly out to the creek for water and bathing.  With some carefully prepared perches, and a bunch of photographers who were willing to sit still and wait, we were able to gather some superb shooting until the sun went down in the late afternoon.

Tough to get a good angle, as these birds liked the lower perch locations, but always fun with a challenge.  Long days trekking around the southern Himalayas, lots of great exercise, and great company.  We always looked forward to returning to our home base, for an excellent meal.

The owl was a surprise!  We were already heading down the trail, when our guide called to my partner, Caesar Sengupta, and told him this wee owl had just flown into a perch within 30 yards of our vehicles.  Such awesome luck.  Slightly larger then a Saw-whet owl, this bird has feathers on the back of its head that look like eyes.

Blue-throated Flycatcher - India

Ashy Bulbul - India

Collared Owlet

Raymond Barlow Photography Tours will connect you with the wildlife photography that you dream about, Tanznaia, Costa Rica, Newfoundland, India, or the Grizzly Bears of British Columbia.

We offer several tours around the world, private workshops, group rates.  Please review the latest tour info on this webpage, and thanks for your visit here with “Focus on Wildlife”.

raymond barlow

Raymond Barlow

Ray Barlow's passion for capturing birds and wildlife began at the Manila Zoo in 2004. Since then he has established himself as a professional bird and wildlife photographer. Ray is based near to Toronto Canada and hosts photography travel tours and workshops around the world. He goes to places like Yellowstone, Tanzania, Costa Rica, India, and British Columbia. Action photography including animals in chase or birds such as hummingbirds in flight is Ray's specialty. Now being sponsored by Jobu Design gimbal Heads.

Leave a Comment

  • http://www.facebook.com/angadachappa Angad Achappa

    Great work here Raymond Barlow… :)

    Regards,
    Angad Achappa

    • Ray Barlow

       thanks very much Angad

  • Douglas Trent

    great photos from one of the best wildlife photographers…Thank you Ray!

    • http://raymondbarlow.blogspot.com/ Raymond Barlow

      Thanks very much Douglas!

    • Raymondj Barlow

       Thanks very much Douglas!

      • Ray Barlow

         ty

Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. Join the 1st World Giraffe Day and help save these gentle giants » [773 Views]
  2. Shot Egyptian vulture leads conservationists to bizarre black-market for bird parts » [601 Views]
  3. Cuckoos’ shameless egg-laying tactics revealed » [458 Views]
  4. Japan kills 30 minke whales in first hunt since UN court order » [441 Views]
  5. POLL: Should the Slaughter of Grouse be allowed to continue? » [428 Views]
  6. Albatross Internet Darling Takes First Flight » [366 Views]
  7. Elachuridae: Ornithologists Describe New Family of Passerine Birds » [349 Views]
  8. Threatened Species ‘Red List’ Warns 90 Percent of Lemur Species Face Extinction » [315 Views]
  9. Video: Polar Bear Cam Provides Unique View into Arctic Life » [314 Views]
  10. Video: Horseshoe Crabs Mate in Annual Beach “Orgy” » [311 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. POLL: Should the Slaughter of Grouse be allowed to continue? » [33741 Views]
  2. POLL: Should bear hunting be banned in the US? » [27993 Views]
  3. Massive Bird Slaughter Around the Mediterranean – Shocking Photos » [12168 Views]
  4. POLL: Should China’s shameful tiger farms be closed down? » [12096 Views]
  5. Petition: Stop Lion Canned Hunting in South Africa – Shocking Video » [9855 Views]
  6. POLL: Should the Faroe Islands’ whale slaughter be allowed to continue? » [7860 Views]
  7. POLL: Should the fox-hunting laws in the UK be relaxed? » [6998 Views]
  8. Trophy Hunting in Africa – Wildlife Slaughter in Graphic Images » [5524 Views]
  9. POLL: Should the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji Cove be stopped? » [5269 Views]
  10. Wildlife Photography – Ethics and Conservation Issues? » [5096 Views]