View Full Version : Whistling Teal fleeing Marsh Harrier Attack

Nishith Kumar
21-03-2015, 06:56 PM
This picture was taken in Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary on 8th of March 2015. The wetland is full of water bird including many indigenous as well as few migratory species. I was busy shooting ducks with my camera when suddenly this Marsh Harrier swooped down like a fighter jet from mid air on the whistling teals basking in the evening sun. The ducks quaked, few dived while few flew off like the one in the picture. Everything happened instantly and I was so awestruck by the sequence of event that I was only able to capture couple of pics of this interesting prey vs predator behavior!

Exif Data:

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 1600
Exposure time: 1/1600
Focal Length: 313mm


Nishith Kumar
21-03-2015, 06:59 PM
Marsh Harrier attacks whistling teal..

Saktipada Panigrahi
22-03-2015, 04:49 PM
Nice. If you have one or two more photographs, you may upload, at your discretion; as sequences of the event will enrich this even more. Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild

Roopak Gangadharan
26-03-2015, 11:45 AM
Great that you could get some images Nishith, I for one generally tend to just watch such moments with my mouth wide open....:ohmy:. and then wonder why i didnt try clicking some images.