4th Sunday – Yes, Cricket Match was in afternoon. But in morning, we decided to visit a new place for birding. Thanks to Prarthana who explored a new place for birding. On the way itself, I put a hard brake to my bike. Sushil and Priyanka asked what happened, I replied a big tail bird backside. Sushil turned up and said .. Seems to be flycatcher. It was Rufous Treepie, even after a big time chase we were not able to let our camera know that it was a Rufous Treepie. Meanwhile, we saw Greater Coucal, Barbet, Sunbirds and a sunrise. Resumed back the journey, we reached to “Wikimapia coordinates 12.8611444N 77.7712834E” (Yes, that’s the best place to describe place).

Common Kestrel Male

Common Kestrel

And always a treat to see Kingfisher. In the farm land, Kingfisher was searching insects to have the breakfast.

White throated Kingfisher

White throated Kingfisher

Oops, Wagtail and Stonechat on Cow Dung, I thought they eat dung but then they were also busy in getting insects from dung šŸ™‚

Pied Wagtail and Stonechat

Pied Wagtail and Stonechat

Moving forward, we reach to a place where we saw some water bird. Loved to see Marsh Sandpiper first time.

Pond Heron and Marsh Sandpiper searching for prey

Pond Heron and Marsh Sandpiper(s)

Always great to see our state bird, Indian Roller. Though Indian Roller looks great to see from breast side.

Indian Roller

Indian Roller

And here goes Turkey :). Some people there were roaming around with Turkeys.

Turkey - So big :)

Turkey - So big šŸ™‚

Old Turkey

Old Turkey

Running from far to get an Oriole, I saw two common myna, as usual creating some new sound.

Common Mynas

Common Mynas

Yes, before starting the journey towards open area and forest side, we have spotted some bird at Prarthana’s home. It includes Asian Koel :Female, Kingfisher:white throated, flowerpecker: pale billed, Drongo: Black, Barbet: White cheeked, Parakeet: Rose ringed and some kind of sunbirds.

Rose ringed Parakeet - Female

Rose ringed Parakeet - Female

White cheeked Barbet

White cheeked Barbet

Black Drongo-juvenile

Black Drongo-juvenile (I am confused here)

Kho-ru-ku... JungleFowl(Lets say Hen)

Kho-ru-ku... JungleFowl(Lets say Hen)

Jerdon's Bushlark

Jerdon's Bushlark

Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove

And finally we got our bird back, Rufous Treepie.

rufous treepie

rufous treepie

Little Egret

Little Egret

There are many more to watch out, but post will become like India-England Match, I am ending here with Bird list.

Babbler, yellow billed
Barbet, white cheeked
Bulbul, Red Vented
Bushlark, jerdon’s
Chat, stone
Chat, bush
Coucal, greater (on the way)
Crow, jungle
Crow, house
Dove, spotted
Drongo,Black
Drongo, Ashy
Egret, Little
Flowerpecker, pale billed
Heron, Pond
Kingfisher, white throated
Kestrel, Common
Koel, asian
Lapwing, Red
Myna, common
Oriole, Golden
Parakeet, rose ringed
Prinia, common
Prinia, ashy
Robin, Indian(Male)
Roller, Indian
Sandpiper, Marsh
Swallow, Red Rumped
Sunbird, purple rumbed
Spotted, owlet
Treepie, rufous
Wagtail, pied