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

  6 Responses to “Birds of India Part II”

  1. Great work here Raymond Barlow… :)

    Regards,
    Angad Achappa

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

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>



Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. 120,000 dead: half of the world’s saiga die in less than a month » [1166 Views]
  2. POLL: Should the ban on South Africa’s horn trade be lifted? » [1116 Views]
  3. Swifts migrate from Beijing to southern Africa without landing » [930 Views]
  4. Vicious murdering bully chosen as Britain’s national bird » [881 Views]
  5. Murder Most Foul in the Faroes » [834 Views]
  6. Butterfly wings inspire cosmetics and bomb detectors » [785 Views]
  7. Earth enters new extinction phase » [717 Views]
  8. Yellow-breasted bunting population collapses across Eurasia » [706 Views]
  9. Eastern Cougar extinct, no longer needs protection, says US conservation agency » [643 Views]
  10. Poll: Should stricter sonar controls be imposed on the US navy? » [639 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. POLL: Should the trophy hunting of giraffes be banned? » [11990 Views]
  2. » POLL: Should the ban on fox hunting be relaxed in the UK? [10683 Views]
  3. POLL: Should the Faroe Islands’ whale slaughter be allowed to continue? » [7465 Views]
  4. POLL: Should bear hunting be banned in the US? » [4103 Views]
  5. Komodo and its Dragons » [3945 Views]
  6. POLL: Should lion canned hunting be banned in South Africa? » [3888 Views]
  7. Poll: Should hunting of black bears in Florida be allowed? » [3249 Views]
  8. POLL: Should the slaughter of wolves in British Columbia be banned? » [2987 Views]
  9. Petition: Stop Lion Canned Hunting in South Africa – Shocking Video » [2774 Views]
  10. POLL: Should the wolf hunting contest in Idaho be stopped? » [2717 Views]