I’ve recently gotten into bird watching and photography. It started off as backyard birding (curing boredom sitting at home during the COVID-19 lockdown), but has now developed into a serious hobby. I enjoy exploring the Pioneer Valley trying to photograph birds and maintain my life list on eBird. So far, I’ve seen 635 species worldwide, including 344 in USA and 204 in India.

In this page I will post some of my bird photographs along with the species. All photographs have been taken using a Canon EOS 90D with a Sigma 100-400mm Contemporary DG OS HSM lens. All photos use shutter priority with auto-ISO and optical stabilization. Shutter speed is generally 1/640 for stationary birds and 1/800 for birds in flight. I also often over-expose birds in flight (using 1-2 stops of exposure compensation) due to white skies. To see the original resolution picture, right-click and open the image in a new tab, or download the image.

White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Veery (Catharus fuscescens)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Peregrine Falcon ( Falco peregrinus)