Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Pea-cock in flight, Allai, near Kanthalai, Sri Lanka.

It is quite a heavy bird and it needs quite an effort on it's part to get airborne. I took these pictures on a rapid-fire sequence on my Nikon D90.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Changeable Hawk Eagle - Spizactus sirrhatus, Vakari, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

This bird was feeding on some chicks on a bird's nest, by the roadside. It flew up and took refuge on a Palmyra tree, on the approach of our car. I took these shots with the camera hand-held, using a 70-300 Nikkor zoom lens with VR on on my Nikon D90.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Nests of the Baya Weaver - Ploceus philippinus, Seruwavila, Sri Lanka.

On a tall tree in a windy plain, by the side of a small stream this was an ideal site for these nests. This was by the side of a mud track on the approaches to the Serwavila Buddhist shrine.