My granny’s house is located in a village called Bilgodi, in Sagara.
I stayed there from 16 to 23 April. I would start watching birds(properly) from 6 to 8 in the morning. The no. of birds in the evening was many a times very much less than what I used to see in the morning (between 6 am to 12pm). I stuck to the mud roads and rice field near the house and didn’t much venture into thick green patches as I found it difficult to spot birds there. Standing in the periphery of the green patches, I saw a lot of birds. Here is a list of the birds( underlined ones are my lifers)
Today on the bng birds second sunday outing in lalbagh a couple of us saw 2 little herons( also called striated heron). Its probably the first sighting in lalbagh(?)
here are a few record shots…
ID was confirmed only after comparing the illustrations of little heron with juvenile night heron.
The little heron below was seen on the other side of the lake.
Here are some trees I clicked in Lalbagh this Sunday… The flowers were a visual treat…
Castanospermum australe (Moreton Bay Chestnut)
Cassia moschata (Bronze shower)
Magnolia grandiflora (A slow growing plant)
Solandra grandiflora (Golden chalice)
The sign board reads as Pachira saithifolia. But on Efloraofindia there is a discussion as to whether its Pachira insignis or Pachira aquatica
Bombax ceiba (Red silk cotton)
Indian butter fruit tree or Mahua tree