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.
Just stood in my balcony and clicked a few pictures. I am waiting for it to become March when the Purple Sunbird becomes completely purple. And I am still loving my Canon 75-300 lens.
There is a purple sunbird nest these days in the backyard. How do I know it is a purple sunbird? Because you look closely you can see the adult bird peeping out. I have not heard any baby birds as of now so probably there are eggs inside the nest. I am not getting to close to it as I do not wish to disturb the bird.
On another my zoom lens now stands repaired. I am waiting to try it out again. I missed it at Mussoorie as on the Camel Back Road I saw a lot of birds but no decent pictures because all I had was a wide angle.
Clicked this one too at Rishikesh. When you see this I would be traveling. A short weekend trip. More details when I come back.