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Upgraded Gear: Testing at Pashan Lake

June 8, 2014 2 comments

Yay!!.. finally I upgraded my gear.. Got the Canon 60D & EF-S 55-250 mm IS II lens.. I could not wait to test it, and the best place was Pashan (Considering it is pretty close by with an opportunity to get close to birds). Got to say I am pretty much happy with my new gear and super excited!.. The manual control you get on a DSLR over a point and shoot is tremendous.

Coming to the trip, I did not expect to watch any new birds as it was my 3rd trip to Pashan.. but such is the beauty of nature that it throws pleasant surprises every time! 4 new birds added to the list!.. The total count of identified birds now stands at 81!.. :D. White breasted Waterhen, Hill Myna, Indian Plaintive Cuckoo and the beautiful Small blue Kingfisher. It was a trip completely dedicated to kingfishers; we say Small Blue Kingfishers, Less Pied Kingfishers and White breasted Kingfishers all in one trip.. D.┬áSo here you go.. ­čÖé

 

Small blue kingfisher

Small blue kingfisher

 

Lesser Pied Kingfisher

Lesser Pied Kingfisher

Green Bee-eater

Green Bee-eater

 

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

 

Greater Coucal

Greater Coucal

 

Lesser Pied.. In flight!

Lesser Pied.. In flight!

 

Random click..

Random click..

 

Black Shouldered Kite

Black Shouldered Kite

White Breasted Kingfisher

White Breasted Kingfisher

 

White Breasted Kingfisher

White Breasted Kingfisher

Indian Plaintive Cuckoo (Female)

Indian Plaintive Cuckoo (Female)

 

Plum headed Parakeet

Plum headed Parakeet

 

Black Drongo

Black Drongo 

 

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