Wednesday, July 01, 2015

SWALLOW

Not so many about this year.

REED WARBLER

In front of hide at the Ballys taken in early June.

STOCK DOVE

Getting to be a rare bird at the Ballys.

ROBIN

Cracking bird on the track near railway, Boultham Mere.



PEREGRINE FALCON

Two stunning Peregrines over Garden, Shakespeare Street, Male and Female, calling like mad the female was carrying a pigeon and haeding back to the cathedral.

INDIAN PEAFOWL

Always make you jump when they burst out of a tree, cracking birds though.


INDIAN POND HERON

Taken at Bier Mar hotel.



ALEXANDRINE PARAKEET

Flying over our hotel presumably to roost, heading towards the back end of Arpora.


ALEXANDRINE PARAKEET

Breeds on Baga Hill, also good numbers over hotel morning and evening.

PLUM HEADED PARAKEET

Odd birds over hotel but easy to see in Arpora woods.


JERDON'S LEAFBIRD

Not common but always a few birds around Arpora woods. Now split from Blue winged Leafbird.



MALABAR GREY HORNBILL

Hornbills are always great to see, these two in the car park at the entrance to Bondla.




STRIATED HERON

Not always easy to see, this bird on Zuari River, we did have a single in hotel grounds but it never allowed a close approach.



PURPLE HERON

Common enough in North Goa this bird on a wetland near Zuari River.

INDIAN POND HERON

Common across North goa


Thursday, June 25, 2015

ASIAN KOEL

Very common in Goa, all these are females which are much harder to see, males are everywere





CRESTED SERPENT EAGLE

What a stunning bird, sat in a tree up the valley side in Arpora Woods, against the sun as well so really pleased with these images, two birds seen throughout the three weeks in Arpora Woods.