Tuesday, October 21, 2014

JUNGLE NIGHTJAR

Mayem Lake, this bird was roosting in exactly the same tree as last year.No one knows if they are resident here or not.








VELVET FRONTED NUTHATCH

Bondla, not common and hard to see.

POMPADOUR GREEN - GREY FRONTED GREEN PIGEON

Bondla, views have never been this good, normally very flighty. Male in pictures below on right, chestnut undertail obvious in pictures,








INDIAN PITTA

Anyone who has ever walked up the track to Arpora will know were this is, a stunning bird in a stunning area.







RICHARDS PIPIT

Common bird around the area, we have also had them in the hotel grounds, Baga fields is the best place to see loads of  Pipits.





PIPIT TREE

Scarce migrant through Goa


INDIAN PEAFOWL

Common enough in Goa, its trying to get good views before they run off.






ORIENTAL MAGPIE ROBIN

Very common in Goa


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ASHY CROWNED SPARROW LARK

A new bird for me in India, taken at Hampi in Karnataka were common around the ruins.