Akshi Beach is in Alibag 18.64°N 72.88°E not too far away from Ramdharaneshwar.
The White-bellied Sea-eagle, Haliaeetus leucogaster is also known as the White-bellied Fish-eagle or White-breasted Sea Eagle
I don’t have much to say about the beach. There ain’t a beach shack etc. And my feet kept sinking into the sand from time to time. Good thing I was wearing rubber slippers (and not shoes). But a beach is a beach, right? I love the beach.
We saw Swallows, Sandpipers, Plovers, plenty of Gulls, Drongos etc. The White-bellied Sea Eagle was the highlight of the trip.
The Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus
“I’d gone to Akshi beach”, I’d said to a BNHS member on a Sunday trip some eight weeks later.
“What did you see? Waders?”
“Yes. You’re right. Only waders.”
I love waders.
These are four successive shots of Seagulls: