Saturday, April 19, 2014

Birds in Neighborhood - 16

I get to see variety of birds around my parents house in Udupi. I have captured few of them in my camera and one such beautiful bird is White-throated  Kingfisher.

This bird has a bright blue back, wings and tail. Its head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and the throat and breast are white. The large bill and legs are bright red. 

It can be seen in variety of habitats, mostly open country in the plains with trees, wires or other perches. It mainly feeds on large crustaceans, insects, earthworms, snakes, fish and frogs.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shringi Teertha at Bhoganandishwara Temple, Nandi

Shringi Teertha is large indoor water pond in 1000 year old Bhoganandishwara Temple Complex at Nandi on outskirts of Bangalore.

Around the pond there are various beautiful stone carvings.

This pond is believed to be a source of South Pinakini River. The pond has rock cut steps on which many lamps are lit by the side of the tank on certain festive days like Deepavali.