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#1516 Oct 23rd, 2011, 20:49
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Originally Posted by vinathorat View Post Your balcony seems to be full of beautiful visitors.

True, every now and then.

This morning there were the usual suspects - munias, tailorB, sunB, parrots and my pet sparrows. Crows and pigeons too but they know they are not welcome.



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Oh my my, that's is so cute! Lucky you.
He is a cutie isnt he. First time for me.

Ive never seen those black shouldered kites before. Good that we have RWe here for instant ID.

Three cheers to RWe!!





Here's a teaser. How many birds can you see in this picture?
Rani Bagh - Byculla - Mumbai
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Originally Posted by RWeHavingFunYet View Post Brahminy Kite


White-throated Kingfisher . .


Black Drongo . .


Black-shouldered Kite
Thank you RWe, that was pretty fast!! Infact i had assumed the black shouldered kite to be another type of owl ! Totally dumb about the birds & their names!! But Black Drongo was the one i liked the most!

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Ive never seen those black shouldered kites before. Good that we have RWe here for instant ID.

Three cheers to RWe!!

Here's a teaser. How many birds can you see in this picture?
Rani Bagh - Byculla - Mumbai
Oh sure, you can add 3 more cheers from my side!!

I see at least 3 birds in the picture, one ofcourse perfectly camouflaged.
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3 night herons if i am not wrong!
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Uh Oh I thought I was being very tricky. Everyone can see the three birds! The whitey is a night heron. Are the browns also night herons? I thought they were just the common and garden variety of heron ??
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Originally Posted by mridula View Post A lot of birds in that video!

And which one is this? I clicked it at Havelock (Andaman Islands). And the next day I also tripped with my SLR and the brand new 70-300 lens in the sea. The camera and the lens are gone! Time to buy a new one.

Ouch on two counts mridula or maybe 3? Did not knwo about your coral wound!!
like i said before the offer is open.

nice to see the collared kingfisher again.
I would beg to add my 2 cents about this guy being only in the islands and sunderbans. He is very much present in Orissa. bhittarkanika reserve has a bunch of these guys. one of my earliest posts on IM, the river where time stands still.

of course the pic is much better than mine. but i had a handicap. the frigging boat would not stop and i had a manual lens. ha!

http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...rissa-t127566/
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Originally Posted by RWeHavingFunYet View Post Brahminy Kite


White-throated Kingfisher . .


Black Drongo . .


Black-shouldered Kite

RWE, i am going to be at your gps location for 10 days. any idea about how to fit a little birding in?? arriving 29th early morning. working 10-4 pm daily.

open to suggestions!
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Originally Posted by snonymous View Post Uh Oh I thought I was being very tricky.
You were. Bird number one (left) was easy. Bird number two (right) came soon after, but bird number three was very had to spot.
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snonymous: As Nick had mentioned, I have spotted only two in the picture, then came naveena's reply saying three birds. Then I have to go back and look carefully for the 3rd one. Nice picture.

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Originally Posted by snonymous View Post Uh Oh I thought I was being very tricky. Everyone can see the three birds! The whitey is a night heron. Are the browns also night herons? I thought they were just the common and garden variety of heron ??
All are Black-crowned Night Herons. There are two juveniles. ..

Night Heron - Juvenile


Night Heron - Adult

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Originally Posted by happyarun View Post RWE, i am going to be at your gps location for 10 days. any idea about how to fit a little birding in?? arriving 29th early morning. working 10-4 pm daily.

open to suggestions!
Back in February 2011 when you were in Hyderabad, I asked you to visit the zoo but you said that you don't like zoos. When ever I need a birding fix, I go to the Hyderabad Zoo. The zoo has lots of caged birds and Phesants, but it also has a huge natural habitat and lakes and swamps. This attracts a variety of wild birds, which made zoo their home. You can easily see 4 to 5 dozen wild species.

happyarun: We miss reading your funny and hilarious trip reports. It is time you make one, seriously. We need some laughs, please.
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RWE i must tell you that i am cured of writing trip reports. you gotta go and see the champ and i mean the all time champ of trip reports. Its Kshil in ladakh. he has simply raised the bar to a point where i cannot even dream of going. 400 pix and some of the most amazing scenery and the trip itself is simply to die for. http://www.indiamike.com/india/ladak...amily-t148464/
So i swore that i would never ever write again. ha!
and yes .... no Zoos pls.
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You were right HappyA - thanks.

I now must do a lot of re labelling on my photos, never knew those brownies were Night herons!

Thanks RWe & Nick for letting me know that my "trickery" worked!



HappyArun, do give the zoo a try. Here in Mumbai, our Byculla zoo a.ka. Rani Bagh is an excellent place to see birds out of the cages, and butterflies, insects, not to mention the best variety of botanical wealth. Im sure the Hyderabad zoo will be worth the visit for what is not in the cages, especially if RWe says so.

PS: Happy Arun, Kshil's latest report is extraordinary no doubt but that does not mean you should stop writing your own - you did a great job on the Gir sanctuary and I would certainly refer to your report if ever I were planning a trip there. There is no competition here, just sharing our experiences.



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Diwali and its effect on our feathered friends

Im just reeling from the effect of a twenty minute non stop firecracker attack from a neighbourhood building, must be one of those long strings of little red fire crackers whatever they are called.

Imagine the plight of our feathered friends, insects, lizzies, dogs, cats and other creatures of the non human variety. Not to mention the pollution.

Why do people celebrate festivals in such an evil way?
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Most cats I've known ignore it all (except sometimes for the fireworks that make a high-pitch whine) but dogs and other animals get very upset.

Also, my wife has been blaming the appearance of a cat in a garden for the complete lack of sparrows (we usually have several dozen) today. Now you come to mention it, I wonder if the crackers are the real explanation!
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Originally Posted by happyarun View Post RWE i must tell you that i am cured of writing trip reports. you gotta go and see the champ and i mean the all time champ of trip reports. Its Kshil in ladakh. he has simply raised the bar to a point where i cannot even dream of going. 400 pix and some of the most amazing scenery and the trip itself is simply to die for. So i swore that i would never ever write again. ha! and yes .... no Zoos pls.
happyarun: I have read that report. It is nice. The Ladakh travel was documented in detail and also it has lots of photos.

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Originally Posted by snonymous View Post PS: Happy Arun, Kshil's latest report is extraordinary no doubt but that does not mean you should stop writing your own - you did a great job on the Gir sanctuary and I would certainly refer to your report if ever I were planning a trip there. There is no competition here, just sharing our experiences.
Exactly, my feelings too.

happyarun: Don't be so hard on yourself. Every writer is different. That Ladakh report is a fine travelogue. Your writing is different. You have a style, which keeps the attention of the reader engrossed. It has lots of humour and comments on your observation of people and the surroundings. Very few people have such talent. I would consider you Ustad Arun because your writing is hilarious. It is OK not to go to the zoo, but please keep writing.
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RWE I must say i am flattered, and synonymous obviously there is no competition but as some one who just writes for kicks I was overawed by the detail of KShils writeup. I dont get into details as much as the feel of the trip.
So yeah I have been hedging on a few different safari adventures and maybe this time in Hyd i will take some time off to write a couple.

Cant deal with zoos unfortunately, also my birding time will be 5a.m. to 9a.m. and the zoo is surely shut. will be in Pench though and so will get my fill before i land up at hyd.
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Originally Posted by happyarun View Post RWE I must say i am flattered, and synonymous obviously there is no competition but as some one who just writes for kicks I was overawed by the detail of KShils writeup. I dont get into details as much as the feel of the trip.
So yeah I have been hedging on a few different safari adventures and maybe this time in Hyd i will take some time off to write a couple.

Cant deal with zoos unfortunately, also my birding time will be 5a.m. to 9a.m. and the zoo is surely shut. will be in Pench though and so will get my fill before i land up at hyd.
I don't do zoos either! Kshils report was amazing, the opportunity to have decent size photos now certainly helps, I hated having to put thumbnails when I did my report. I so want to go to Pench though, it looks amazing so v jealous. Keep writing happyarun, I have enjoyed your reports.
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