Saturday, June 6, 2009

Evening walks at Kalbu Park.

We take our evening walks at Kalbu Park.We have been trying to take a few shots of the birds that frequent the park.Due to the scorching heat looks like they have disappeared. Now with the temperature a little pleasant(though it is still 49*C), we were happy to find these birds.

The Indian Rollers (Coracias benghalensis)were
showing off their vibrant colours.

Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer cafer).
These birds seems to be very restless , we had
to run around a lot to get a shot. Finally we
got this shot.

The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)sitting
pretty among the leaves.

The Hume's Wheatear (Oenanthe albonigra)
which is commonly found in the Gulf region.

Lesser Crested-tern (Sterna bengalensis)
hovering along the shoreline .

The Ring-Necked Parakeets enjoying his meal
of abundant dates found here.

Looks like this one is cleaning his ear.

Its time for flight home.

Golden reflection!


  1. You got some lovely shots! I think I like the golden reflection shot best.

  2. What a lovely selection.
    The colours of the Indian Roller are very striking. What a beauty.
    And the golden reflection is so warming and peaceful.

  3. Those Rollers are stunning. Would love to see one of those in the flesh. I agree with the other two comments that golden reflection is lovely!

  4. What lovely photographs. That last one is so peaceful. Thanks and enjoy your evening.

  5. I enjoyed looking at all these bird shots. Thanks for sharing them with us. The last picture is really nice too.

  6. Very nice shots. I really liked the ones of the Indian Roller in flight. I agree with the others about the last photo. It's beautiful!

  7. Superb Photography, especially the flight shots.

  8. Arunaua,lovely Indian Roller shots,well captured.
    Thankyou for your kind comments on our Blog.

  9. Hey there, Gee---your temperatures are HIGH... That's 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Woooo... Do you have humidity also??? We think it's unbearable here in Tennessee when it gets up to 90 degrees.

    Beautiful pictures though... I'll bet the water feels good on such a hot day.

  10. You got a wide variety of species. It sound like the park is a good place to take a walk, but you scare me with the talk of those temperatures.

    I especially like "Golden Reflection"!

  11. 49 degrees!!!! It has been about 12 here and lots of heavy rain :(

    I enjoyed the photos, so interesting to see birds we don't have here in the UK.

  12. I love the wing pattern on the Indian Rollers...beautiful flight shots that really showcase their beautiful wings. 120 degrees F!! That is very hot. The hottest it's ever been in Cincy is 104 degrees... I've been in 110 in Cancun, Mexico. I can only imagine what 120F feels like.

  13. This Is What I Call As Simply Amazing !! Really Fantastic Photographs !! I Really Appreciate Your Blog..

  14. Beautiful shots. I agree that the Indian Rollers are fascinating - a bird I've never heard of. And the Golden Reflection - just lovely.

  15. What a fascinating and lovely blog you have here, from a part of the world that feels far away to me. Your writing and photography remind me that we all have the same things in common: evening walks with our children, recreation where we live, and sunsets. Thank you for sharing these, and for visiting my blog this week.

    Sallymandy/The Blue Kimono