I did a quick one day trip to Thattekad, again. The last time, I had lost my favourite RX-100 while birding. Eldhose later called and informed me that he had found the camera. It had fallen down between the tail-gate and the spare wheel of his Mahindra bolero. And the camera was working fine too 🙂 Lucky me !
This time I around, took along my Nikon 600mm F4. The 600 is a way too long a lens for his hide setup. I wish I had my 300mm 2.8. One can only shoot so much “BOS” ( bird on a stick ). I tried a few action shots but , too much a focal length for this hide.
My wish to see the malabar parakeets came true. A bunch came in to feed. Mighty shy bunch though.
Another new birdies for me was the “Philippine Shrike”.
There there was this Flameback Woodpecker defending its perch
My fav shot ” Lets play Tennis” [ Tail of the racquet tailed drongo]