November 29, 2014



Since time immemorial, the Bulbul is considered to be the epitome of beauty; one look at the passerine bird and you know why it continues to be an inspiration for poets and lyricist especially while describing feminine grace and charm. In case you have not yet noticed, the title of this post is borrowed from a hit song from the movie Ishq where Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn shook their legs with model turned actress Shweta Menon. The small round eyes and the bright red spots on either side of the cheeks make them extremely pleasing to the eyes. Probably, even Mother Nature seems to agree with this; No wonder she has gifted this petite bird with a 'diadem' that the bulbul flaunts as it moves from one branch to another. And that is not all. Their 'sweet' calls are probably next only to the Asian Koels amongst the common birds found in this part of the world.

The pictures posted here are of the Red-Whiskered Bulbul that I clicked last Saturday (November 21, 2014) while on a birding trip in my office. A colleague of mine - Sunny Bhatia who has recently bought a Canon EOS 1200D accompanied me. Thanks to Sunny, I have started exploring the various options available on my camera :). The images here were clicked in the Sports Mode of the Canon SX50HS which comes with an inbuilt image stabilizer.

This is the first in a series of three posts that were clicked on 21st November, 2014 at my office premises.
The complete series can be found here (Link).