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a weekend birding in Okhla (Delhi)

I had the pleasure to spent a weekend in Delhi birding at Okhla Bird Sanctuary in Delhi, India. This is a good spot during migratory season as the sanctuary attracts flocks of birds – but unfortunately the migration is over and therefore the sanctuary does not attract so many different species. However, as always, I have tried to make the best out of it.

A few samples

You will see that in most of the shots I am using a fast shutter speed and with this had to push ISO a bit as I didn’t bring my tripod and the 500mm f/4 handheld is a heavy beast – but manageable. Many of these pictures a life birds for me.

Striated babbler (Turdoides earlei) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO 1000
Indian palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/6.3, 1/1250, ISO 1250
Spotted owlet (Athene brama) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/4.0, 1/800, ISO 640
Monkey (not sure about the species)| Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/5.0, 1/2500, ISO 1200
Lineated barbet (Megalaima lineata) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/5.0, 1/1250, ISO 1250
Green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/6.3, 1/4000, ISO 800
Green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO 1000
Green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/6.3, 1/4000, ISO 800
Green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/6.3, 1/1250, ISO 640
White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/4.0, 1/1250, ISO 1000
White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/4.0, 1/2000, ISO 1000
Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) | Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO 1000
Common hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius)| Nikon D750 500mm f/4 | 500mm, f/4.0, 1/1600, ISO 640

Let me know your thoughts

I hope this article was helpful for you. I will keep going through my archive and keep sharing my thoughts. If there is anything you are looking for, please let me know and I try to find examples to discuss.

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4 Comments

  1. Very beautiful clicks and inspirational message. All the best Reto, hope you continue to showcase the natural beauty in future as well.

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