Backyard Birds- Purple Sunbird

by Mridula on March 5, 2013

in Birds,Canon D550,Gurgaon,India,Photography

I know it is not a Sunday and it is not a photo day. But this is what happens when I do not travel for nearly two months! I have to keep this blog alive with places and things around me and you have to view them! See it is better for all involve it I travel more!

Purple Sunbird

Purple Sunbird

For the past three years (or is it more?) there has been a Purple Sunbird nest in my backyard. I do not go very close to the nest because I do not wish to startle these fragile creatures. But as they have a nest they keep coming and going at all hours during the day. I was just standing in my balcony clicking sunset when this male Purple Sunbird came and chirped around. It didn’t seem to even notice a 75-300 mm lens pointing at it. Hence this happy picture.

And even though I love to click birds I am counting the days like anything (I am almost as impatient as my daughter gets when she is waiting for something to happen) when I get to travel again.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

rupam { xhobdo } March 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm

So beautiful bird & capture .


Pixellicious Photos March 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

You’re lucky… I’ve never seen a purple sunbird in reality… but a purple rumped sunbird has been a regular visitor in my garden :-)

Nice capture..


Mridula March 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Thanks Niranjan.

The bird behaved well so I was able to capture it otherwise they usually give hell! Thank you Krishna.

Rama no easy answers to that and my backyard is also tiny.

Meena :D hopefully tomorrow.

Anu hope you do get out at March end and the Magpie pictures are lovely.

Shalu I have no idea what it is called in Hindi.

Thank you so much Hoteldepot! What a comparison!

धन्यवाद मनीष

Thank you Anu.


Anu March 6, 2013 at 3:52 am

Love the color of this bird! Very well taken shot!


Manish Kumar March 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm

बड़े सुंदर मेहमान हें आपके..


hoteldepot March 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm

The color seems straight out of a JJ Valaya costume! Looks regal! Great shot with the 300mm!


Shalu Sharma March 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Lovely picture of the bird. I wonder what it is called in Hindi?


Anuradha Shankar March 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

lovely capture! i’ve been trying to capture one which has been visiting the tree outside my house, but havent been successful yet… will post a pic of a magpie robin i did click! and really, its so difficult to think of what to post when we havent travelled for a while! am looking forward to march end… which is when hopefully some travel will come my way :D and i get just as impatient as u and chhavi!!!


Meena Menon March 5, 2013 at 11:18 am

So how many days until u travel next :-)


R.Ramakrishnan March 5, 2013 at 10:01 am

This is a very common & beautiful bird normally to be seen in your backyard. But backyards are disappearing fast and then how does the bird survive then ?


Krishna March 5, 2013 at 9:46 am

Beautiful bird and you captured very well

thanks mridula


Niranjan March 5, 2013 at 12:33 am

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