Tag Archive: Birds


The birds were high in trees, hiding behind the leaves, so I decided to capture the fluttering butterflies!

Morning Meeting on the Line

All in a row

All in a row

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I saw these ducks at Jahanagirnar University.  I would love if someone would confirm whether they actually are Lesser Whistling Ducks!  And maybe the ducks on the water are not the same as the ones in the air?

In Flight!

In Flight!

On the Water!

On the Water!

2012 Day 46

The Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details.

C. h. hybridus breeds in warmer parts of Europe and Asia.  This info from Wikipedia

2012 Day 38


The Asian Openbill or Asian Openbill StorkAnastomus oscitans, is a large wading bird in thestork family Ciconiidae. It is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lankaeast to Southeast Asia.

Asian Openbill Stork is a broad-winged soaring bird, which relies on moving between thermals of hot air for sustained flight. Like all storks, it flies with its neck outstretched. It is relatively small for a stork at 68 cm length. They breed near inland wetlands and build stick nest in trees, typically laying 2-6 eggs.

Breeding adults are all white except for the black wing flight feathers, red legs and dull yellow-grey bill. The mandibles do not meet except at the tip, and this gives rise to the species’ name. Non-breeding adults have the white of the plumage replaced by off-white. Young birds have brown tinge to the plumage.

The Asian Openbill Stork, like most of its relatives, walks slowly and steadily on the ground, feeding on molluscsfrogs and large insects.  from Wikipedia


Open-Billed Stork at the Prek Toal Bird Reserve in Cambodia.


Day 176

MORE PIGEONS AT THE Shah Jalal Mazar in Syhlet, Bangladesh.  This photo is for you, Dawn whose blog is:  http://sketchjay.wordpress.com

Day 175

I VISITED THE SHAH JALAL MAZAR in Syhlet yesterday.  This is a shrine for the Muslim Saint Hazrat Shah Jalal. Here is a Muslim Bengali feeding the pigeons.  Here is what I found at “Yahoo Answers.”
There was a man who was very poor, he could not afford anything. His business was poor. Despite all he would feed hungry birds, with scraps of food left over. And because the birds were so hungry and so grateful, they would thank the man for giving them food. And so in re-turn the birds prayed to Allah over and over again that the man would become richer! and luckier. Allah heard the birds prayers and slowly the man became richer and richer with strokes of luck! And his business was extremely successfull!!

My mum told me this story, basically the birds pray for you and thank you for feeding their empty stomachs! 😀

Feeding the Pigeons

Lots of grain for lots of pigeons!


Day 329

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY to all my American friends.  I know my Canadian friends have long ago digested their Thanksgiving meals!  I know these aren’t turkeys, but turkeys are expensive in Bangladesh.  I think they might cost $70!  I haven’t checked lately, and my memory isn’t what it used to be.  Hopefully I’m not exaggerating!  These are some ducks at Halim’s place.  Today us fellows on the team are cooking the meal for the ladies.  The menu is a secret, so I won’t disclose it until later! Have a great day!

Day 230

TURKEY BUZZARD CIRCLING in Northern Potter County, Pa, U.S.A.

INDIGO BUNTING seen in Potter County, Pennsylvania.

Day 208

A SCARLET TANAGER seen from Lookout Point, near Breezewood, Pa.