Monday, September 6, 2010

Grey Heron

After a hectic weekend we thought to spend some time with Avions and headed towards a lake near Bidadi. Approach to lake is bit inconvenient; thanks to lot of sand mining activities near the lake but somehow we were able to manage it.

Well, as we approached the lake this one perched on a submerged tree top gathered our attention. It actually was on the same tree top for almost an hour givining us ample time to shoot. Figuring out the name of this one took a bit of effort, first we though it should be “Snake Bird” due to its long neck, but looking at other features thought this cannot be a snake bird! Then more google searches, lead us to “Grey Heron”. Our expert Chandu confirmed it later :-)

It was quitely waiting for prey! without bothering the world around.

It might have seen us approaching, it was a face off :-) I really liked the pattern on the neck.

It might have spotted something right down there!

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ : ಬೂದು ಬಕ


  1. Yes.. I have one shot @ Thekkady, its bit darker though, and doesn't apper to have the patterns on the neck though!


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