Pratincoles, Wagtails, Gulls… in the Perar at Kutipuram

Small Pratincoles reclining on the sand beds of Nila or river Perar at Kutipuram.  7 Jan 2013
Small Pratincoles reclining on the sand beds of Nila or river Perar at Kutipuram.  7 Jan 2013.  Poor light due to winter.
A soaring Open-bill Stork above Perar at Kutipuram.  7 Jan 2013
A soaring Open-bill Stork above Perar at Kutipuram. 7 Jan 2013

 

Big Gulls at Kutipuram, mostly Pallas' Gulls and Heuglin Gulls.  Note the black hood of Pallas'. 7 Jan 2013
Big Gulls at Kutipuram, mostly Pallas’ Gulls and Heuglin Gulls. Note the black hood of Pallas’. 7 Jan 2013
A Small Pratincole in river Perar at Kutipuram, 7 Jan 2013.
A Small Pratincole in river Perar at Kutipuram, 7 Jan 2013.

 

Big Gulls flying in Nila.  Kutipuram bridge in the back ground.  7 Jan 2013
Big Gulls flying in Nila. Kutipuram bridge in the back ground. 7 Jan 2013
A Jerdon's Bush Lark on a sand bank in the Nila at Kutipuram. 7 Jan 2013
Oriental Skylark on a sand bank in the Nila at Kutipuram. 7 Jan 2013

 

A White Wagtail in the Nila at Kutipuram, 7 jan 2013
A White Wagtail in the Nila at Kutipuram, 7 jan 2013
A Large Pied Wagtail/ White-browed Wagtail in the NIla at Kutipuram, 7 jan 2013.
A Large Pied Wagtail/ White-browed Wagtail in the NIla at Kutipuram,                     7 jan 2013.

 

Small Pratincole and White Wagtail having a dip in the river Perar at Kutipuram, 7 jan 2013.
Small Pratincole and White Wagtail having a dip in the river Perar at Kutipuram, 7 jan 2013.  Dim light due to winter conditions.
Pratincoles doting the sand bed in the Nila at Kutipuram, 7 jan 2013.
Pratincoles doting the sand bed in the Nila at Kutipuram, 7 jan 2013.

 

Big Gulls in flight in the NIla at Kutipuram, 8 Jan 2013.
Big Gulls in flight in the NIla at Kutipuram, on the morn of 8 Jan 2013.
Heuglin and Pallas' Gulls in the Perar at Kutipuram, 8 jan 2013 morn.  White headed ones are Heuglin Gulls.  Black hooded ones are Pallas' Gulls.
Heuglin and Pallas’ Gulls in the Perar at Kutipuram, 8 jan 2013 morn. White headed ones are Heuglin Gulls. Black hooded ones are Pallas’ Gulls.

 

A fast running Little Ringed Plover on the shingled banks of the Perar/Nila at Kutipuram on the morn of 8 jan 2013.
A fast running Little Ringed Plover on the shingled banks of the Perar/Nila at Kutipuram on the morn of 8 jan 2013.
Around 3000 big gulls at Kutipuram in river Perar, 8 jan 2013.
Around 3000 big gulls at Kutipuram in river Perar, 8 jan 2013.

Ode to Flight: A Poem in Photographic Images

 

Spreading the wings of imagination: The great White-bellied Sea Eagle of north Malabar at Manjeswaram, Kasaragod, early 2011
Awesome and moving: White-bellied Sea Eagle takingoff, Bekal, Kasaragod, early 2011
Dive and fall in flight: Sea Eagle at Bekal, Kasaragod, early 2011
Agile and dashing: Osprey above Chempallikund near Ezhimala, Kannur, early 2011
As if still and hovering: Booted Eagle soaring above Chempallikund, Kannur, early 2011
Fast and dynamic: White-bellied Sea Eagle at Manjeswaram, Kasaragod, early 2011
Flight and fight: A mid-air encounter between Brahmany Kite and Sea Eagle at Manjeswaram, Kasaragod, early 2011
Incredible and sensational: The undulating flight of Eurasian Marsh Harrier above Kannur Kaipad wetland, early 2011
Massive in mid-air: W B Sea Eagle at Manjeswaram, early 2011
Flight and freedom: Survival of the sea eagle in Kerala