Saturday, March 3, 2012

Birdwatching at Sinhagad

Sinhagad is an important fortress located at a distance of 30 kms from Pune. The fort is perched on an isolated cliff of the Bhuleswar range of the Sahyadri Mountains.

During our excursion to this fort in the picturesque location, we were dumbstruck by the beauty of the surroundings. I had least idea I will be able to see any birds at a such height. Suddenly we saw a small bird flying around.

It sat on the branch of a isolated leafless tree extending out from the edge of the hill where the fort was located. I was more than happy to snap it.

45 comments:

CYNOSURE said...

lovely pictures... :)
I loved this place...have been there once... :)

DeeBee L. said...

Do you think that the bird was a "tourist bird"? :)

Sridharan said...

Nice..!

Lowell said...

I get kind of queasy when up that high but it certainly gave you a grand view. Nice shot of the bird, too!

Abhinav said...

That is a beautiful place !

Jeevan said...

Excellent zoom and capture!

joo said...

This place is great! I also love the bird:)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Yes, a small bird with a rather largish shadow!

Shadowy Empty Room

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful shadow shots for the day, Rajesh! Love the bird! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Team G Square said...

Wow , more pictures please .

ladyfi said...

Looks lovely up there in the high air.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful view.

Regards and best wishes

Kelly said...

What a stunning view!! A fun bonus to capture the shot of the bird, too.

Joan said...

Definitely a beautiful view!

John McElveen said...

Beautiful Spot Rajesh! Thanks as always!

John

bailey-road.com said...

What a great perch he chose! He probably liked the lovely view.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing to find such a small bird at such a great height! You would think that only the big guys nested there! Stunning views!

NatureFootstep said...

Birding is great. Too bad I could not enlarge youre photo. The bird looks interesting.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful view! Thanks a lot for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday!

Shadow Behind
Rose

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting of the bird and a beautiful view. Wonderful photos. Happy Sunday!

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful topography. The fort has interesting history. The bird looks like a Bulbul.

Zuzana said...

Such a stunning view indeed.;) And what an interesting bird, I know how difficult they are to photograph.;))
xoxo

Liza said...

Lovely view! Happy sky watching.

My Sky.

Magia da Inês said...

A paisagem é muito bonita.
Boa semana!
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Brasil.
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Al said...

Great views. Birds seem to be everywhere!

jewaicious said...

What beautiful captures of nature...the bird photo is beautiful, and the tree, so barren, yet so lovely.

Gary said...

Great rugged landscape!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

NixBlog said...

What a magnificent vista! I'm glad the bird cooperated with you to have its picture taken!

Andrew said...

A wonderful landscape to see..

Carletta said...

Wow, you were up very high. The dead branches look like the only place for the bird to take a good rest and pose for you. :)

Arija said...

Thank zou for sharing it, we so seldom see birds from the Sub-Continent. Lovely country as well.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all. It was a nice experience.

Springman said...

In the most unexpected places! What a view!

Larry said...

Very majestic view. It looks like the bird enjoyed the spot too!

Santosh bs said...

It's a Red-vented Bulbul and Sinhagad valley is home to lots of species and those mighty raptors too :)

AmitAag said...

Fabulous photos:)

TTT said...

been there ! lovely place ! nice shots Rajesh !

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Beautiful place and equally beautiful snaps :)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Any photos of the fort?

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.

Shrinidhi: My other posts on the fort has images and information of Sinhagad.

magiceye said...

Beautiful capture!

Ahila said...

excellent....

Panchali said...

aha....beautiful :))

Rajrupa Gupta said...

Lovely landscape!

Rajesh said...

I am glad you all liked this.