Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

October 9, 2017

Chikmagalur Karnataka

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — steve_happ @ 3:26 pm

Basavanahali Kere.

I arrived in Chikmagalur around lunch time and had a bit of drama finding my hotel but it got sorted out eventually. After a bit of a rest I went for a walk around town checking out the shops. In the afternoon I went to the lake on the edge of town and walked half-way around it. There was a huge statue of Swami Vivekananda on an island on the lake.

Great Cormorant
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

The Great Cormorant when breeding has a red spot at base of bill, white cheeks and throat, white plumes covering much of its head, and white thigh patch. Most of these features you can see in this photo. Exhibit A.

LOng-tailed Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike

The wind was blowing his feathers around.

Jungle Myna
Jungle Myna

These guys looked a bit crazy. I like it.

Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis

Too bad there were not three or four all lined up.

Black-headed Ibis
Black-headed Ibis

He looks a bit psycho too. Must be something in the water around here. Fluoride?

Black-winged KIte
Black-winged Kite

Hovering. Inviting me to take his photo. So I did. And I like it.

It's art you idiot
Arty photograph

I have no idea how I did this, but I like it and that is all that matters. Or I do not know anything about art but I know what I like.

Chikmagalur bird list

Common Moorhen
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Purple Heron
Grey Heron
Little Egret
Indian Pond Heron
Grey-headed Swamphen
Lesser Whistling Duck
Indian Spot-billed Duck
Red-wattled Lapwing
Black-headed Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Black-winged Stilt
Painted Stork
White-throated Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Pied Bushchat
Jungle Myna
Long-tailed Shrike
Black-winged Kite

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