A wading heron found near wetlands. Here in this image the feathers are ruffled. It is a native bird across temperate Asia and Europe. It does do local migrations based on the water availability. They are fairly sized birds with a wing span of over 6ft. This is probably a Juvenile bird as the forehead, sides of the head and the centre of the crown are greyish, whereas in adultsthese are whitish.
A little bird from the grass lands that exhibits sexual dimorphism where the the female and the male can be clearly distinguished. In some of the communities the pied bushchat and the oriental magpie robin are hair bringers of good fortune.
This is the third of the series of images of this event. The overall sequence was about 74 images and Nikon D500 was absolutely amazing where it captured the entire sequence without a miss and not once did it struggle for Buffer.
This is the second image in the series. Black shouldered kite is known to hover over the grasslands looking for a prey and the most of the times I have seen it feeding on rodents and sometimes on small birds.
We were driving around in the grassland when we observed the black shouldered kite perched right up on a dead tree and continuously calling. To our surprise we saw another bsk come flying from behind and perch close by. Only then did we realize that the calling bird was the male and the one which arrived was the female.