I know it is not a Sunday and it is not a photo day. But this is what happens when I do not travel for nearly two months! I have to keep this blog alive with places and things around me and you have to view them! See it is better for all involve it I travel more and often and frequently! Otherwise we all get to see just birds!
For the past three years (or is it more?) there has been a Purple Sunbird nest in my backyard. I do not go very close to the nest because I do not wish to startle these fragile creatures.
But as they have a nest they keep coming and going at all hours during the day and probably at the night too. I was just standing in my balcony clicking sunset when this male Purple Sunbird came and chirped around. It didn’t seem to even notice a 75-300 mm lens pointing at it. Hence this happy picture for me at least.
I do have a solid love-hate relations with bird photography. I love it when I get a good picture, which happens rarely. But I hate it when the birds fly away while I am trying to click them, which happens way to frequently.
And even though I love to click birds I am counting the days like anything (I am almost as impatient as my daughter gets when she is waiting for something to happen) when I get to travel again.
12 thoughts on “Backyard Birds- Purple Sunbird”
Exotic hue! Nice shot.
Beautiful bird and you captured very well
This is a very common & beautiful bird normally to be seen in your backyard. But backyards are disappearing fast and then how does the bird survive then ?
So how many days until u travel next 🙂
lovely capture! i’ve been trying to capture one which has been visiting the tree outside my house, but havent been successful yet… will post a pic of a magpie robin i did click! and really, its so difficult to think of what to post when we havent travelled for a while! am looking forward to march end… which is when hopefully some travel will come my way 😀 and i get just as impatient as u and chhavi!!!
Lovely picture of the bird. I wonder what it is called in Hindi?
The color seems straight out of a JJ Valaya costume! Looks regal! Great shot with the 300mm!
बड़े सुंदर मेहमान हें आपके..
Love the color of this bird! Very well taken shot!
The bird behaved well so I was able to capture it otherwise they usually give hell! Thank you Krishna.
Rama no easy answers to that and my backyard is also tiny.
Meena 😀 hopefully tomorrow.
Anu hope you do get out at March end and the Magpie pictures are lovely.
Shalu I have no idea what it is called in Hindi.
Thank you so much Hoteldepot! What a comparison!
Thank you Anu.
You’re lucky… I’ve never seen a purple sunbird in reality… but a purple rumped sunbird has been a regular visitor in my garden 🙂
So beautiful bird & capture .