Yesterday was a good day. As soon as I started on my bird round I saw a lot of parrots making a huge racket. But they were really far away and I had no way to get closer to them. Then after a while, when I reached my bird lane, I saw this purple sunbird which remained unaware of my existence for quite sometime.
So, I managed to take around 20-25 shots before the bird decided that enough is enough and flew away. I went a little ahead and realized that the bird has come back. But when I started going closer it flew away at once.
The trick was that the bird would not sit still for a long time, but thankfully it kept moving on many of the lowers that were in open view. I have quit a few times waited on them when they just keep hiding on inner flowers and then fly away.
I am waiting for the time when these birds don there bright purple plumage. Let us see if I then get them on red flowers. I have seen them many times on flowers in their purple plumage but never managed to click them with flowers.
I usually do not post so many pictures because I just manage to get one shot before the bird flies away but not with this purple sunbird. Yesterday I sighted Indian Grey Hornbill but unfortunately no decent shots, it flew away before I could do much.
I want to go out again today but it is so cold and grey that I am afraid to venture out. Hopefully an hour or two later the sun will struggle and come out.
7 thoughts on “Lazy Sunday Photo- Purple Sunbird on Bottle Brush Flowers”
Very interesting. The purple sunbird looks exotic. Hats off to you for capturing it so well that too in the middle of such cold.
Wonderful pics!! you really need a lot of patience to photograph these birds!
how how how how do u manage to click so well?
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Sanand and it seems it is even colder today! Brrrrr
Thanks Anu, this one was a very cooperative sunbird but I agree most of them are not!
Ramesh, I want to click better pictures.
Thanks Sarah, I have written you a mail.
Hi there, I just found your blog – fascinating photos! And I hope it’s not so cold over there anymore.