Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bird Photography By Jagat Flora

Jagat Flora is an accomplished Photographer with good knowledge of birds, butterflies and  wild plants. Most of his images are as an effort of intense bird watching sessions with me. Here are some of the images he has taken in Jabalpur which are not so common.

Black Eagle in Jabalpur

Oriental Turtle Dove

Tickells Thrush Female

Striated Heron

Sulphur Bellied Warbler
 The black eagle is the first time record in Jabalpur. This raptor is found in the foothills and higher reaches Himalayas. This bird descends down to hilly regions of Peninsular India during the winters. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Summer Time Birding at Kanha

I find summer time birding most fruitful contrary to the popular belief. Due to thin canopy and breeding season birding watching is fun. I have also conducted tours at Kanha and Bandhavgarh in summer with great success.  

This is an ideal time for bird photography since many birds court, breed and nest in this period.Me and my friend have successfully filmed and photographed breeding biology of Asian Paradise Flycatcher in Jabalpur. Dr. Dilip Katiyar is an accomplished photographer.  

Incidentally summer is the best time for animal or tiger photography in Kanha National Park and other tiger reserves in MP. Due to scarcity of wetlands animals congregrate in the core zone of the park near water holes providing photographers with ideal photo opportunity.  

Summer birding is a rising concept. Bird photography and sightings are the best. Recently I was at accommodation in Kanha where I work as birding and nature guide. In two days time I could sight more than fifty species in the surrounding habitat of fields, forests and wetland. 

Thanks to a better infrastructure one can travel to Kanha or Bandhavgarh in summers. Flight or AC train travel, air conditioned taxi, air conditioned rooms all save one from the summer heat. The early morning safaris are cool and so are the late evening safaris.  

Images by Neeraj Vegad

Coppersmith Barbet

Egyptian Vulture

Long Tailed Shrike

Purple Heron

Neeraj Vegad based in Jabalpur is an accomplished photographer. He accompanies me on many a birding trips for bird identification and photography.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Indian birds photographs By Tirath Singh Bandhavgarh

Verditor Flycatcher

Long Billed Vulture

Indian Roller


Gold Mantled Chloropsis