Grey Heron

The Grey Heron: Photographed at Bhigwan. Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, India. South of Bhigwan town, exists a widespread backwater formed due to a man made dam built on the Bhima river. The dam is called as Ujni dam. There are two areas where one can see the migratory water birds. 1) Diksal-Parewadi area and 2) Dalaj – Kumbharwadi area. From here, one can hire a small fishing boat to locate exotic species
such as flamingo etc. The grey heron, is a wading bird of the heron family. Found throughout Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm (39 in) tall and measuring 84–102 cm (33–40 in) long with a 155–195 cm (61–77 in) wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks. The call is a loud croaking. Gray Heron breeds in colonies in trees close to lakes, the seashore or other wetlands. It builds a bulky stick nest.

 

Photograph ID: _MG_4892 Grey Heron

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Crested Honey Buzzard / Oriental Honey Buzzard

Crested Honey Buzzard / Oriental Honey Buzzard, Photographed at Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is located between Bhandara district and Gondia district of Maharashtra. The crested honey buzzard is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, eagles and harriers. This species is also known as the Oriental honey buzzard. It has a long tail and a short head crest. It is brown above, but not as dark as honey buzzard, and paler below. There is a dark throat stripe. Unusually for a large bird of prey, the sexes can be distinguished. The male has a blue-grey head, while the female’s head is brown. She is slightly larger and darker than the male.

 

Photograph ID: _MG_2680 Crested Honey Buzzard / Oriental Honey Buzzard

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Black-Shouldered Kite (Hovering)

Black-Shouldered Kite (Hovering), Photographed at Amba Ghat. Amba ghat is a mountain pass on Ratnagiri-Kolhapur road (NH 204) in Maharashtra, India, at a height of 2000 ft above sea-level, This ghat lies in the Sahyadri mountain ranges (Western Ghats) and has picturesque mountain scapes and a pleasant climate. The black-shouldered kite is a small raptor. The adult black-shouldered kite is a small and graceful, predominantly pale grey and white, raptor with black shoulders and red eyes. Their primary call is a clear whistle, uttered in flight and while hovering. Black-shouldered kites live almost exclusively on mice. Their prey also includes grasshoppers, crickets and other large insects, lizards and rodents. Injured birds, small snakes and frogs. The black-shouldered kite flies slowly during hunting like a harrier, but it will also hover. When hunting the kite hovers with its body hanging almost vertically.

 

Photograph ID: _MG_2197 Black-Shouldered Kite (Hovering)

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Welcome to Bhushan Shikhare Nature Photography!

Bhushan Shikhare in the field with gear.
Bhushan Shikhare in the field with gear.

 

Welcome to Bhushan Shikhare Nature Photography!

Hi, My name is Bhushan Raghavendra Shikhare and I want to thank you for your interest in my work. Welcome to the official website and blog-site of Bhushan Shikhare Photography. I am a fine art nature photographer specializing in wildlife, bird, nature and landscape photography. I am doing photography for more than 10 years. I currently live in Sangli, Maharashtra, India and use a variety of top professional cameras and lenses. My goal as a nature and landscape photographer is to show you views of our natural world in ways that you may not have seen them before through careful composition, attention to detail and the creative use of beautiful light. I am an active member and instructor in ‘Pratibimb Amateur Photographers’ Club’ in Sangli. Go to www.pratibimbsangli.org for more information about ‘Pratibimb Amateur Photographers’ Club, Sangli’.  Please browse my site to learn more about my work. Images are available as prints, or for commercial licensing. My all work is available in the form of fine art prints created with various photographic papers and fine art canvas.  Volume purchases of three or more prints receive discounts off the entire purchase price. Don’t hesitate to CONTACT me. Thank you again for your interest in my work. Please return regularly and consider sharing this website with your friends and family.

Bhushan Raghavendra Shikhare

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