I started my bird watching escapades at Sewri on the 15th of November 2009. I knew neither a bird nor a bee back then. This morning, I surprised myself by being able to identify almost all of the birds that we came across. I was hoping to photograph at least one bird that I hadn’t come across as yet. It didn’t happen. We spotted a Green Heron in flight; I didn’t manage a photo though. The number of Flamingos had significantly reduced from last year. And no Grey Herons.
A significant number of people assembled along the jetty to seek the guidance of the experts that BNHS had on offer. Almost three to three and a half times more than November 2009.
Perhaps Vijay Mallya instructed this Kingfisher to camp close to shore for everyone to see. It just sat there on a rope, about fifteen feet away from us:
Today, I resumed my birdwatching escapades with BNHS. I started birdwatching in the December of 2009 and did a few trips with BNHS last year. I went with them to Nerul this morning. Let’s start with the ‘Lifers’, birds that I came across for the first time this morning:
The Black-winged Stilt or Common Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) Continue reading
And only because I happened to visit Prague the other day, I must share these swans with you. I shot these along the Vltava River.
I spent about an hour this afternoon photographing birds at Oosterpark. Oosterpark has this little water body that is home to some of the common birds of Amsterdam. Mallards, Ducks etc. I had such a good time that I have neither bothered to find out the names of any of them nor colour correct the photos.
I’m guessing that these birds are common in Amsterdam and around Holland. Nevertheless, it’s a start! Flocks of ducks etc. are common along the canals, at certain nooks and corners. And that’s where the flock hang out all the time.
Chapora is a fishing village in North Goa near the rocky cliffs of Anjuna and Vagator. The jetty at Chapora is active at 5 o’clock in the evening. Fishermen sail back to shore bringing in their catch – fish, crabs, squids and lobsters. The catch is weighed and poured into boxes. It is then loaded into trucks.
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.