Trip to croc haven bhittar kanika orissa

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I spotted 5 species of kingfishers that day
Sorry for seeing this report so late. Nice one. So which five did you see? You have photographs of two of the stars of mangroves - the brown winged and the black capped. Did you see the collared? I am asking because there is a hypothesis that black-cappeds are locally migrant and push out the collareds when they arrive. So when you see a lot of black-cappeds you tend to see less of collareds. Just wanted to check whether this theory was true for you.
Did you get to see the ruddy? I have seen it in Sunderbans and I think I was very lucky. Seeing a tiger involves less luck.
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Originally Posted by Calcuttan View Post Sorry for seeing this report so late. Nice one. So which five did you see? You have photographs of two of the stars of mangroves - the brown winged and the black capped. Did you see the collared? I am asking because there is a hypothesis that black-cappeds are locally migrant and push out the collareds when they arrive. So when you see a lot of black-cappeds you tend to see less of collareds. Just wanted to check whether this theory was true for you.
Did you get to see the ruddy? I have seen it in Sunderbans and I think I was very lucky. Seeing a tiger involves less luck.
5 kingfishers were:

1. black capped
2. brown winged
3. collared
4. white breasted
5. common.

later in Dudhwa saw the stork billed. never saw ruddy. its really rare. good on you for that.
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JULIA: he was shaking from laughing and started seeing stripes??? RWE better watch it dude. that kind of thing can get out of hand. hahaha!
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Originally Posted by happyarun View Post never saw ruddy. its really rare. good on you for that.
It is certainly more rare than seeing a tiger in Sunderban.
Actually I was with a group of birders who came armed with recording of the call of the bird and started playing it from their mobile attached to a couple of tiny speakers. We had already stopped the boat when we faintly heard the call of a ruddy.
The "hunt" with the recorded call went on for about 20 minutes. And then two birds suddenly came out for a couple of minutes or so and they clicked to their heart's content.
I felt so disgusted by the mercenary like attitude that I didn't lift my camera. And chose not to shoot the bird. Somehow I felt we were tricking them and there is no heroism in such a photograph. In any case it is just a hobby for me. I have no trophy to win by shooting a ruddy by hook or crook. But I admit I did see the birds.
If I ever see the bird under more natural circumstances I shall surely shoot it with my camera and share with friends.
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I don't know, may be you should have taken a picture of Ruddy Kingfisher. It's habitat is very very limited in India, and it is a very rare bird. Seen only in small pockets in northeast. There isn't a single picture from India in the Oriental Database. The below photo is from O B I.

Ruddy Kingfisher is a very pretty bird.
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I know it's a rare bird. Very rare. But beyond a point I refuse to trick a bird with modern technology to see or photograph it. Okay, the mechanised boat, the camera etc are all modern technology too. But playing recorded call to draw out a sulker is something that didn't quite appeal to me and went against my grain. If I was a professional and my editor wanted a photo of the ruddy I would try every trick in the book and outside to get it. But I am just an amateur. I will take it when it comes naturally to me.
Incidentally, having seen both ruddy and the brown winged - there is very little difference between the two in the field. The pinkish tinge is not something that you normally see in the field. The ruddy is a tad smaller.
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what a gorgeous bird! simply amazing!
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couple more pix of the river and the mangroves, the wharf and the cool arch at the forest house gate!
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I just got back from a trip and your report wants me to go immediately on the next one. Sigh, have to earn the daily bird err bread.
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beautiful pictures.... the croc in the 2nd pic seems to b in an attacking mood
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Originally Posted by mmonami View Post beautiful pictures.... the croc in the 2nd pic seems to b in an attacking mood
Oh no he was just relaxing enjoying a sunbath. Though I am sure he would not let any juicy morsel in his range escape.
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Enjoyed the pics Happy Arun - thanks to Julia referring to this thread in another.

Orissa sounds lovely overall, must keep it on my radar for sooner rather than later.

PS: Handsome Croc!
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Originally Posted by snonymous View Post Enjoyed the pics Happy Arun - thanks to Julia referring to this thread in another.

Orissa sounds lovely overall, must keep it on my radar for sooner rather than later.

PS: Handsome Croc!
feeling good right about now!
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Thanks happy arun for this write up and thanks to Julia as well as sharey too for offering a chance to refer this link.

Nice reporting, nice pictures and what the situation was- I enjoyed a lot.
aamar payer tolai sorshe...(I have wheels under my feet)
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Who?

You or the Croccie?

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