Entering uncontrolled airspace.
This year’s work schedule didn’t leave a lot of time to explore Mumbai, however I was very fortunate to have a room with panoramic views of Powai Lake, and the abundant wildlife that it supports.
This particular image was captured at sunset after a day of violent storms but cleansing rain. It captures the largest concentration of kites that I’ve ever seen, circling ominously close to a pair of grey heron doing their best to flee the scene.
October 6, 2019.
Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai, India
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Mens datteren var på ridetur, gikk jeg bak og tok bilder av den flotte naturen på Brekka. Her ved Volletjenn. Ser du gråhegren?
We went for walk yesterday, in the beautiful area where the riding school is situated.
Can you spot the grey heron?
Collared kingfisher flying off a rock after getting bombed by the black naped terns (from photos 2 onwards) at the Changi Coast.
Every once a year, the beautiful yet rare, uncommon residents, the Black Naped Terns will nest at a rock called Loyang Rock along the Changi Coast. They are very beautiful birds yet sadly there are only 100 of them in Singapore and Loyang Rock is their only breeding ground.
During their nesting season, they can get attacked by grey herons, white bellied sea eagles and also collared kingfishers too when their young are so small and vulnerable.
Thankfully, many birders and photographers lovingly capture their photos as they raise they young despite all the odds they face in the open sea just off the Changi Coast.
I was lucky to visit them this year in 2019 and saw that their chicks had all grown up. I pray and hope for another successful nesting by our darling black naped terns again in 2020 and beyond. ❤️