Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vandana Shah - Amateur Birder & Photographer

Skill set is not ordained sometimes association and continuity helps scale the ladder. Vandana Shah and her hubby Jayesh whence I met them were keen birders, travelers and the latter was a photographer.  Both very enthusiastic and full of energy Jayesh Bhai would indulge in photography while we looked for the winged creatures. 

The spouse has joined him perhaps for a stiff competition...well more the better. Here are some bird images by Vandana Shah which I recently came across face book. Relish!
Black Rumped Flameback & Golden Oriole

Bulbul & Wkite Eye

White Throated Kingfisher

Chestnut Bellied Sandgrouse

Striated Laughing Thrush


Whiskered Yuhina

Sunday, June 21, 2015

More Winged Wonders By John Matthai

Here are some more pictures by John Matthai an amateur wildlife photographer who mostly roams in Central India.

Indian Pitta

Lesser Adjutant Stork

Lesser Whistling Teal

Lesser Whistling Teal


Pheasant Tailed Jacana

Wooly Necked Stork

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Northern Taxa in Kanha

Kanha is home to very many birds but in winters birds from North and Himalayan Foothills arrive to escape winters. See the images below by John Matthai.  In addition I have seen Pallas's Fish Eagle, Black Eagle, Gray Stonechat, Tickell's Warbler, Hume's and Greenish Warbler, Suplhur Bellied Warbler, Black Redstart, Streak Throated Woodpecker, Yellow Naped Woodpecker,  Bar Winged Flycatcher Shrike, Grey Headed Fish Eagle and Wintering Ducks. The ever increasing avian wonders in Kanha hold lot of surprise. No wonder the tiger reserve is being visited by birders from all over the World.     
Brahminy Duck

Bar Headed Geese at Jabalpur Near Kanha

Northern Shovelar

Black Necked Crane

Gray Headed Canary Flycatcher

Red Headed Bunting

Ultramarine Flycatcher 

John Matthai - Winged Wonders

His zeal to capture avian wonders in his camera is fast making John popular in birding circles. Here are some of his images:
Painted Stork & Lesser Whistling Teals

Black Necked Teals

Chestnut Headed Petronia

Common Kestral


Gray Headed Canary Flycatcher
Gray Lag Geese


Eagle Owl

Lesser Whistling Teal

Purple Heron
Red Headed Bunting

Sarus Crane

Spotted Owlet

Lesser Adjutant Stork