Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” — Maya Angelou.

My wishes for Daily Post’s Photo prompt.

 

I wish someday to get a better picture of the Purple Sunbird.

I wish to listen to the call of a Blackbird.

I wish to get a better picture of the Tickle’s Blue Flycatcher.

My wish to watch a Kingfisher fish came true a few years back but that doesn’t stop me from wishing to see it again!

I wish to get a better and clearer picture of this tiny owlet.

I wish to someday catch the Indian Roller in flight.

I wish to hear the call of a Racket Tailed Drongo.

I wish to capture every type of Kingfisher.

I wish to hear the sounds of the Kentish Plover.

I wish to hear the call of the River Lapwing.

I wish to capture the Black Winged Stilt in flight.

I wish to hear the calls of every Kingfisher.

I wish to hear the call of the Asian Paradise Flycatcher.

I wish to get a better picture of the Red Vented Bulbul.

I wish to get a better picture of a White Browed Fantail Flycatcher.

Green Bee Eater.
Lastly, I wish that all these birds survive and thrive and never go extinct.

All images are NJClicks copyrighted. 

© NJ

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

“Travel. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” — Unknown.

On the ‘road‘ to an adventurous safari.

Beginning the journey at 6:00 AM on our first safari into Zone 3 of Gir National Park. The only sounds that greet us (apart from the jeep we were in) are the chirping of birds.

Entering the gate and we're off!

Entering the gate and we’re off!

The sun's brightening up the place too.

The sun’s brightening up the place too.

Approaching a riverbed often used by animals to quench their thirst. Will we be lucky enough to spot them?

Approaching a waterbed often used by animals to quench their thirst. Will we be lucky enough to spot them?

The only thing we got a glimpse of was a crocodile Well, the tip of its nose is more accurate.

The waterbed. The only thing we got a glimpse of was a crocodile Well, the tip of its nose is more accurate.

Here we stop for our always attentive guide hears the call of a lion.

Here we stop for our always attentive guide hears the call of a lion.

Our guide decides to walk off a bit towards a watchtower.

Pug marks of a lion. We must be inching closer.

Pug marks of a lion. We must be inching closer.

A watchtower for the guides to help spot animals easily. Even though we got to see the pug marks of a lion and hear a roar, we did not get to see any lions. Not that day anyway 😉

©NJ

Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds

Trying to photograph a Kingfisher is hard. At least for me. The darn bird takes off in flight even before you can switch your camera on! Trying to photograph it while it is fishing… forget it! So when I actually managed to capture it with a fish in its mouth, I was super excited. I have always wanted to get a picture of a Kingfisher with a fish in its mouth. Well, to be honest, I have also wanted to get pictures of it while it is fishing, but hey, one step at a time, right?

The pictures are a little hazy since the bird was at the other end of a pond and we (my friends and I) were on the opposite side. Didn’t stop me from feeling thrilled about the photographs though.

My prized picture! Not a great one but hey, I got to see it fish and I managed to take a picture of it. Something is always better than nothing, right?

©NJ

In response to DP’s prompt: Against the Odds.