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Old 3rd December 2009, 20:35   #1
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I recently happened to drive down from Hyderabad to Kollam and back. One thing that struck me was the enormous opportunities that every stop on the way afforded by way of birdlife.Without straying more than 100 metres from the highway.

All the pictures I would like to post here were taken on the return journey.
I would like to start with a group of Cormorants on the Changanachery - Alleppey road


We made a small detour to Siruvani near Coibatore and we happened to see Pelicans near Perur.


There's a lot more to come as the journey has just begun.
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Very nice pictures and the birds looks great. Please post more pictures of birds if you have some.
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Damn! And I thought this was a thread about birds causing nuisance while driving. Nice photos there. Its not the birds but the moths and ilk that keep smashing on the winshield to disrupt smooth driving.
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Old 4th December 2009, 09:54   #4
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nice heading dude. Like prince i though you were talking of the nuisanace of these brids on the centre of the roads,but couldn't stop laughing when i opened the thread. Nice photos and nice detour.
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"Birds" on the highway.....Gave me some "nice" ideas...!!!!

Nevertheless, these are equally beautiful, if not more. Nice pics, keep em coming
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Old 4th December 2009, 12:20   #6
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Default Migratory Birds

In winters, birds migrate from poles toward equator to avoid freezing cold. These must be the migratory birds from far north, may be Siberia.
Dec-Jan is a good season for migratory bird watching in India.
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Old 4th December 2009, 14:44   #7
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I found these birds beside Ring Road, Ahmedabad (during monsoons, of course)
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what!!!!!!!!! on the mail roads apart from the forest you fins these beautiful birds...Amazing pic and nice color
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Peacock photos are amazing. Pity that the peacok spread it's plumes but turned the other side.
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And I thought I would be writing about a slow pigeon who smashed on my windshield on the highway!!!

Regardless of the disspointment I think this is a happier thread. So yeah!! lets see some bird pics.

Cheers!!!
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Peacock photos are amazing. Pity that the peacok spread it's plumes but turned the other side.
Unfortunately when I reached there, it got conscious and stopped dancing. It was wooing a peahen

The other pics are the after-effects

I also caught an un-caged parrot.
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More Birds on the Changanacherry Alleppey Road first black terns and then a great egret






A Tawny Eagle that we saw on the way back from Bangalore to Hyderabad near Penukonda



A Black Shouldered Kite monitoring the Traffic on NH7

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nice collection of birds you have...post some more if you have captured
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Some more pictures of birds from the last trip. First an Indian Roller (aka Nilkanth ) followed by a Purple Swamp Hen
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Hi Rainthreat,
Wonderful photos of the birds!!
Wondering how you manage to click all those while driving .
But great pics, no doubt!!
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