Belted Kingfishers

An Osprey took off with a catfish. A belted kingfisher followed the Osprey halfway before turning back. I missed making a good photo with the Osprey and its catch but I was able to locate the kingfishers later:


Here’s the failed attempt at capturing the Osprey:




Brown-headed Barbet

I haven’t touched the camera in ages. But here are some old photos I still want to share.

A strange little fruit loving bird with whiskers who nests in holes made in tree trunks;

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Yesterday I sat near the small ‘lake’  near my home in Canada and talked to a stranger for more than an hour. I’m starting to see birds again too.


Brown Shrike

Today I am sharing my first sighting of a Brown Shrike.

Some info: Brown Shrikes breed in North Asian regions and come down south during the winter. They have the black bandit-mask that is typical for most shrikes.

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Brown Shrike in Sri Lanka  
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front view of the same birdie, looks different

Contrast the above hawk-like photo of the bird with the fragile cuteness captured in the photo below: . Brown Shrike

You’d think they are entirely different birds with different personalities! I guess that’s the beauty in photographing wild things. You come to see contrasts and multitudes within one tiny creature.