Pictures of few birds in Sagara

Spotted dove

Spotted dove

Indian roller

Indian roller

Small minivet

Small minivet

Small minivet

Small minivet

Scarlet minivet(female)

Scarlet minivet(female)

Scarlet minivet(male)

Scarlet minivet(male)

Ashy woodswallow

Ashy woodswallow

Plum headed parakeet(male)

Plum headed parakeet(male)

Scarlet minivets

Scarlet minivets

Oriental magpie robin(female)

Oriental magpie robin(female)

Malabar pied horbill

Malabar pied horbill

Indian peafowl(male)

Indian peafowl(male)

Crested serpent eagle?

Crested serpent eagle?

Brown shrike

Brown shrike

Black headed cuckoo shrike

Black headed cuckoo shrike

Red wattled lapwing

Red wattled lapwing

Pompadour green pigeon

Pompadour green pigeon

Common hill myna

Common hill myna

Pompadour green pigeon

Pompadour green pigeon

Jungle crows

Jungle crows

Racket tailed drongo

Racket tailed drongo

Green imperial pigeon

Green imperial pigeon

Malabar grey hornbill

Malabar grey hornbill

Rufous tree-pie

Rufous tree-pie

Grey headed starling

Grey headed starling

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Copper smith barbet

Copper smith barbet

Small bee-eater

Small bee-eater

Greater coucal

Greater coucal

Small yellow naped woodpecker

Small yellow naped woodpecker

Jungle babbler

Jungle babbler

Black drongo

Black drongo

White rumped shama

White rumped shama

Crimson throated barbet

Crimson throated barbet

Oriental magpie robin(male)

Bronzed drongo

Bronzed drongo

Copper smith barbet

Copper smith barbet

Plum headed parakeet(male)

Plum headed parakeet(male)

Plum headed parakeet(female)

Plum headed parakeet(female)

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Birds @ Sagara

My granny’s house is located in a village called Bilgodi, in Sagara.

Ajji Mane

Ajji Mane

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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)DSC04839[1] DSC04841[1] DSC04842[1] DSC04842[1] DSC04843[1] DSC04844[1]

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Little herons @ Lalbagh December 14, 2014

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…

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ID was confirmed only after comparing the illustrations of little heron with juvenile night heron.

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The little heron below was seen on the other side of the lake.

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Second Sunday Outing Lalbagh(March) – Flowers in Bloom

Here are some trees I clicked in Lalbagh this Sunday… The flowers were a visual treat…

Castanospermum australe (Moreton Bay Chestnut)

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Cassia moschata  (Bronze shower)

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Magnolia grandiflora (A slow growing plant)

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Solandra grandiflora (Golden chalice)

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The sign board reads as Pachira saithifolia. But on Efloraofindia there is a discussion as to whether its Pachira insignis or Pachira aquatica

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Bombax ceiba (Red silk cotton)

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Indian butter fruit tree or Mahua tree

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Lagerstroemia speciosa (Pride of India)

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