An young kingfisher

We got an opportunity to watch a baby kingfisher…trying its best to catch a fish.. Finally he did.. But didn't capture that…as it is a very swift moment.. But the time he sat there..he had such concentration…watching in all angles…must be having such sharp gaze…

A photo blog…

Lands on an abandoned fishing boat

 

Watching the waves

 

Positions himself properly

 

Sights something

 

Turns to other side

 

Intent gaze..!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was just before he caught a fish….

A bird to brighten up your evening..!

 

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Morning belongs to pigeons too

Pigeons….we have a whole lot of them….all sizes…all colors…but they are vary about humans…because in this part of the world…they consider it a delicacy…they are usually caught…so they never come very near to us…this pics I took from a distance…so little grainy…but yet captures some pigeon moments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pair…lives on our AC box…

Bit dodo's….& I really feel sorry for this lot of my feathered friends

 

A sparrow morning

Morning my coffee time…is the shower time for sparrows..this morning…managed to get few good shots…

A photo blog…

Sprinklers are on…in the morning…& all the birds have a dip…this one deciding whether to have a dip r not

 

Then he goes..& rolls nicely

 

Searching for a spot…to mud bathe..& relax

 

Friends…decide on this spot…

 

Digs up some mud…& sits

 

Then splashes himself with sandy mud

 

Spreads the wings…& splashes all over

 

 

As they sit…they multitask…eat if they like something …around

 

He likes dried twig

 

He likes fresh shoots

She is all done..just sleepy!

A short nap…then ready for the rest of day…

Then all of a sudden…they vanish into cold air….gone into the dark rainy skies

 

A calm wadi

The force has gone….the water is calm….no waves….just the ripples…whenever the birds move…sort of peace…although …there are different types of calls…from many birds…rains are expected again….so just went for a drive…and spent some time near wadi….lot of aquatic birds…managed to picture few….the surprise was a baby silver bird….it was least bothered that we were very near to him/her…in its own world…busy eating..some grains…so…little ones irrespective of species…don't fear anyone…they fear…only when they are told to…by their parents or someone else

Few pics of the evening…,

 

Sandpipers…having an evening dip

 

Another group…

 

A group of stilts

 

Indian silver bills …parents

 

The baby…very adorable

 

A baby rufous robin….

 

Just a twig….all alone….

A relaxing…few hours….

 

A downpour …a wadi…

Had heard a lot about…wadi's…the way it fills up…the force of water…the sound…the wind…the skies…but never had a chance to see first hand…but few days back…when it got cloudy…we just thought of going to this spot…where water collects ..whenever it rains…

When we reached that spot…we were surprised to see many cars…crowd…& in the next 10 mins…what we saw…was an experience …was scary…awesome…& nature at its best or was it worst…!?

Some pics….

The first sign….

 

The gales…& the aura of rain…

 

It just got dark…

 

Then the rains…within minutes…the landscape changed…the sound of the water gushing…the mist because of the force of water…& along with many others….watching it was overwhelming ..!

 

As we drove back home…it was just water everywhere…

 

After rains….a drive up the mountains…or for that matter…anywhere around sohar…is picturesque …soothing…

Nature at its best

 

Hues…sunlight…evening in liwa

We drove to liwa…few days back…in search of kingfisher …we were told …in a little mangrove…beside the beach..a family of kingfishers…have been living for years now…and yes we did sight the beautiful bird…but as we waited for the bird…the sun was in no mood to wait…he began his descent.. As he went down…I captured…his rays…and the hues the objects take…very interesting…a photo blog…

At 4.30…early evening…still very bright…the azure ocean…a dark blue

 

On the other side is the mangrove …a little pond…and the water reflecting the bright sun…

 

All yellow….

 

No blue at all…

 

As he disappeared into the horizon …a bit of blue …and …it's reflection in water

 

Just the sunset yellow…

 

And now the mountains take the color too

 

All quiet….!

 

As the darkness set…the water in the mangrove…looks eerie….

 

While the sun rays….painted the sorroundings…a tiny kingfisher ….didn't disappoint us either…

A tiny place liwa..an evening of colors…whether it was the sun..r…the water…r the bird