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A pair of Pied Kingfishers  

A pair of Pied Kingfishers

At Man Sagar
A journey measured in friends

January 31st 2018
The sun had barely risen above the horizon as we bid 'Namaste' to Raju and boarded the car he'd borrowed to take us to Varanasi's little airport. Our fascinating, intensive, exhausting three-week tour along the Ganges had come to an end. We'd been to remarkable places, seen amazing things and travelled a lot of miles - more than 2,000 of them since leaving Delhi. But what di ... read more
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14th May 2018

Pied Kingfishers
Some lovely bird pics in this blog Mike. This one has that wow factor.
15th May 2018

Thank you Dave. As you may know, it's my brother David (of the Grey haired nomads) who is the birder, but I'm learning fast! That was one of my favourite shots - if only because I didn't manage to capture the birds in flight together shortly before this one was taken! By way of compensation, this shot shows the habitat though. Pied Kingfishers may be monochrome but they're cute - there's another one in the panoramas on my 'Faster down the Ganges... ' blog.

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