Birds of Pune ~ feathered friends around...


The northern shoveler (Anas clypeata)

The northern shoveler (Anas clypeata) male
Kavadi Pat, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 320, -1/3 Ev, beanbag.


The bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) pair

The bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) pair
Kumbhargao, Bhigwan, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, 6.3, 1/2000s, ISO 250, -1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The Eurasian teal or common teal (Anas crecca)

The common teal (Anas crecca) male.
Kavadi Pat, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F8, 1/640s, ISO 200, -1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The short-toed snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus) with snake

The short-toed snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus) with snake in its talons.
Dive ghat, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/4000s, ISO 200, -1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The red-necked falcon or red-headed merlin (Falco chicquera)

The red-necked falcon (Falco chicquera) with the kill - One lazy afternoon, after hearing all the frantic calls of birds, I looked around to find this little beauty tearing apart the feathers of its kill on my apartment balcony's poll.
Hadapsar, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F8, 1/100s, ISO 250, +2/3 Ev, Tripod.


Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) juvenile landing with the locust/grasshopper in its talons.
Dive Ghat, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/3200s, ISO 320, -2/3 Ev, Tripod.


The black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris)

The black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris) preying on garden lizard.
Dive Ghat, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/800s, ISO 250, -1/3 Ev.


The Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo)

The Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo) - another passage migrant to Pune. This was one of the fastest of dash I was seeing in air, it was hard to track it and get in focus.
Dive ghat, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/2000s, ISO 250, +1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

The common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Dive Ghat, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/640s, ISO 250, Tripod.


The southern grey shrike (Lanius meridionalis)

The southern grey shrike (Lanius meridionalis)
Bhuleshwar, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1600s, ISO 250, -1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

The wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Kavadi Pat, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/500s, ISO 200, Tripod.


The black-headed bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

The black-headed bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)
Bhuleshwar, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D Mark II, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/500s, ISO 250, Tripod.


The Indian courser (Cursorius coromandelicus)

The Indian courser (Cursorius coromandelicus)
Bhuleshwar, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F8, 1/160s, ISO 250, +1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The common myna (Acridotheres tristis) bathing

The common myna (Acridotheres tristis) bathing in roadside puddle.
Bhuleshwar, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D Mark II, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 250, +1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius)

The little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) in flight
Kavadi Pat, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/2500s, ISO 320, Handheld.




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