Mike Vickers recently sent a CD of pictures he had taken on our North India trip earlier this year There were so many good photos on it we were spoilt for choice. Here are just a few.

The rather comical looking Indian Skimmer is often a favourite on our river trips.


Collared Scops Owls at their day time roost.


We had great views of Grey-headed Fish-Eagle this year.




We had good close views of the endangered Gharial on the Chambal River.


The Gaur is an impressive woodland beast.


Five-striped Palm Squirrels were quite common and confiding.

Ferruginous Duck is always good to see.


An impressive Eastern Imperial Eagle, with a House Crow for scale, at Sultanpur.


Eastern Black Redstarts are much more colourful than their western cousins.


We had some great views of perched raptors. Here is a Crested Serpent Eagle.


..and here is a Crested Hawk Eagle...


..or two!




Brown-headed Barbet


Bronze-winged Jacanas gave good views at several sites.




Bay-backed Shrike is one of several very attractive shrike species.


Swamp Deer or Barasingha is a globally threatened species but fairly common at Khana.


Asian Green Bee-eaters were the commonest bee-eater.




Here are some great pictures from Roger Gee who was on this year's northern India trip.

Asian Green Bee-eaters were the default Bee-eater.



We saw this Booted Eagle, at Sultanpur, fly in and take the Moorhen which was just at the water's edge.

Greater Flamingos are always good to see, especially at fairly close range.


Hard-shell Turtles on the Chambal River.


We had some great views of Hoopoes.


The Brahminy Starling is a superb looking bird at close range.


Ring-necked Parakeets are almost as common in North India as Richmond Park!


This Wire-tailed Swallow posed beautifully for us by the Chambal River.


Rhesus Macaque with a stolen lunch item!


These two Brown Hawk Owls were found by our guide at Kanha.


The Black-faced Langurs are not shy but more wary than the macaques... they are no trouble!


Indian Rollers were seen most days.


We had fantastic views of Tiger at Kanha.


Views don't get much better than this!


Black-backed Jackals were fairly common at Kanha and Bharatpur.


Indian Thick-knee is a split from Eurasian Thick-knee.



These new pictures were taken by John Tidmarsh in 2015;-


This was just one of several Tiger sightings.

White-breasted Kingfisher

Brahminy Starling

We had some great views of vultures, including these Egyptian Vultures at Bharatpur

Spotted Owlet

Crested Serpent-Eagle

Chital.. Tiger food!

Sarus Cranes

Indian Fruit Bats

Indian Skimmers on the Chambal River.

Crested Hawk-Eagle

Tiger after we had watched it swimming



Ade Buckel, customer on our February 2011 trip, kindly sent us these stunning images.

Little Green Bee-eater



Wire-tailed Swallow, and Large-tailed Nightjar


Indian Orange-tip


Rock Python


Indian Darter - holding, repositioning and swallowing a fish


Painted Stork


Bluethroat and Black-rumped Flameback


Brahminy Myna


White-breasted Kingfisher and Long-tailed Shrike




Spot-billed Duck


Purple Heron


Gaur or Indian Bison


Bengal Tiger at Kanha


Indian Roller


Painted Snipe


Indian (Collared) Scops Owl and Spotted Owlet


Small Pratincole is always a favourite


Globally threatened Indian Skimmer


Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse




Black-necked Stork


Black-bellied Tern


Pied Kingfisher and Verditer Flycatcher


Brown Hawk-owl


The following pictures were also taken on our Northern India trip but in previous years.


Bengal Tiger

Taj Mahal


Water Monitor


Sunset at Keoladeo


On the way to the Amber Fort




Mugger Crocodile




Camels crossing the Chambal River


Bay-backed Shrike


Rose-ringed Parakeet


Spotted Owlet


Yellow-wattled Lapwing


Indian Grey Hornbill


Greater Painted Snipe


Red-wattled Lapwing


Striated Babbler


Golden Jackal


White-breasted Kingfisher


Egyptian Vulture


Crested Serpent-Eagle


Spotted Owlet


Oriental Magpie-Robin


Collared (Indian) Scops Owl


Black-faced (Hanuman) Langur


Barasingha (Swamp Deer)


Jungle Cat


Greater Racket-tailed Drongo


Red-naped (Indian Black) Ibis


Barasingha (Swamp Deer)



Please note: The above photographs were taken on previous trips. Itineraries change from time to time and therefore you cannot rely on these photographs as being an exact representation of what can be expected on a future tour. For details of the each tour, you should refer to the brochure write-up.



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