Birds of Different Feathers

by Mridula on February 10, 2014

in Birds,Canon D550,India,Photography,Rajasthan

Chhavi and I recently went to Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan. This is the first daughter-mother trip of 2014. I hope we are going to do many more trips this year. We had a good time. This post is a collection of birds from the area.

Rose Ringed Parakeet

Rose Ringed Parakeet

We stayed at the Tiger Den which is a RTDC hotel. Right at the hotel there were so many birds. Tiger Den is a budget hotel. It is also the Rajasthan Government hotel, it is right next to the park.

Brown Shrike

Long Tailed Shrike

While I was clicking this Brown Long Tailed Shrike with my camera, Chhavi was clicking the same picture with my cell phone. We both would click a picture and then take a stop closer to get a better shot. I have to give her some credit, she was quiet as a mouse and didn’t alarm the bird at all. This picture was also taken at the hotel.

Peacock

A Peacock at the Hotel Wall

Peacocks are so common at Sariska. A few would roam around the hotel itself. That was a great source of fun for Chhavi. She would try to strike a conversation with them!

Spotted Owls

Spotted Owls

The spotted owls were pointed out to us by our young guide Ajay, deep inside the forest. I think all the owls wanted was to sleep and not a jeep full of gawking people. But we were quite a distance away and after a sleepy look they couldn’t be bothered less!

Treepie closeup

Treepie

The tigers at Sariska are collared. So there is a point where all the jeeps converge to hear about the wireless reports. The treepies at that spot are so used to human being. Along with bulbuls and jungle babblers they demand food and besiege every new jeep on arrival.

Feeding Treepies at Sariska

All Smiles

So, some people feed the treepies with their hands. Chhavi gave them wafers but from a distance. I was happier with the camera than trying my hand at feeding them!

Chhavi

Trying to Fly!

Finally this bird was also trying to fly in the hotel corridor. I am wondering where to take her next!

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Barry E Warren February 16, 2014 at 11:29 am

Great photos Mridula, and a great read.

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Niranjan February 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Nice avian captures!

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Thank you Niranjan.

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Nagini February 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Loved the peacock.Awesome pics .:-)

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Thank you so much Nagini.

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My Unfinished Life February 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm

lovely clicks of birds, when we went to alwar, we did not get to visit Sariska coz of Court ban on visits at the time…. Me think we need to visit soon!!!

http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Yes you will enjoy it.

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Preethi Venugopal February 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Loved the last one best… Kids make us happiest…
I am okay with birds and their beauty if they don’t threaten with their beaks… !!!
Lovely captures as usual!!

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Thank you Preethi. I am also a distant admirer. :D

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Indiaviolet February 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

Amazing shots, the timing is what makes it more beautiful, may your hands keep clicking awesomeness :)

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Amen to that Indiaviolet.

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Deepa Gopal Sunil February 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

Beautiful clicks :)

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Thank you Deepa.

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Lady Fi February 11, 2014 at 12:15 am

What a sweet last shot!

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Thank you Lady Fi.

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Rajesh February 10, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Wow…great clicks and wonderful place to visit.

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Thank you Rajesh.

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sindhoooo February 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm

So sweet! I just love the birds! Looking at those lovely captures, a desire to visit Sariska and to stay at RTDC – just to see these birds, is growing within…. :)

Regards,
Sindhu
Tantu
The Arts & Me

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Sindhu it is a good place but for us it is nearby as well.

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Gaurab February 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Beautiful pictures. :) The peacock is my favorite. :) :D

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Thank you Gaurab.

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Goabirder February 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Hi Mridula,

Lovely pics and write-up.. looks like a visit to this bird haven beckons!

The bird tagged as brown shrike is the Long tailed shrike I think… pl reconfirm…

Regards

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

You are right. I am going to edit it.

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r.ramakrishnan February 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Enchanting bird pictures – it is not enough to have a hi tech camera;you should understand the features and know when to use them to bring out incredibly fascinating pics such as this.

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Thank you Rama, you are kind.

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Beloo Mehra February 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Such wonderful photos! Great captures.

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Thank you Beloo.

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Empty Rucksack February 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm

What beautiful birds! I have been planning to go to Bharatpur for forever now!

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm

And a lot of this was just from the RTDC hotel at Sariska. Bharatpur is nice.

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Nikhil February 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Now , that is a lot of different species of birds put together.:D :)
Mridula , the captures are so beautiful & so are the words accompanying them. Each complimenting one another. :)

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Thank you Nikhil.

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Naveena February 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Absolutely lovely post, Mridula. Give me more birds. :)

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Mridula February 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I will try Naveena.

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