Managed to catch a few more images of the Indian Grey Hornbills a few weeks back in the neighborhood. Usually I would only see a pair but on this day I managed to see four of them. I don’t know why but the Hornbills were greatly agitated (or so it sounded to me from their calls).
The tree that they are sitting on, gets red flowers and it is partly flowering now. I saw a lot of mynas on it this weekend but was in a hurry to go to my daughter’s annual function. So I have to wait till Saturday to photograph birds with the red flower. Though these trees are pretty high, and my zoom feels quite ineffective but still I have to give it a try.
Finally I also managed to click a picture where the beak of the Hornbill was open. You should have heard the sound that came out of it! I am wondering if it is getting too hot for these birds to remain in the neighborhood for a few more weeks?
A friend on Facebook asked today but where do you get to click birds in Delhi/Gurgaon. I think if we look around we can find pictures in Delhi/Gurgaon quite easily. I do not live in high rise areas and my neighborhood has trees as well. So this Indian Grey Horbill has been clicked on my evening bird round.
There is a pair that almost always moves together. The trouble is they do not like me trying to creep up on them. At the sign of any noise or movement they just fly away. At first glance I almost walked away, because of the size, I thought it might be a crow! I am waiting for the next weekend now, hope I will get to see the Indian Grey Hornbill again and get better pictures.
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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