Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bird Images - Dharma Giri

Dharma Giri looks after Jungle Home Pench and is a well known naturalist and photographer. He is from Nepal but presently based in the resort at Pench Tiger Reserve.
Ashy Crowned Finch Lark

Asian Barred Owlet


Black Naped Monarch


Common Chiff Chaff

Common Kingfisher

Coppersmith Barbet

Crimson Sumbird

Pigmy Woodpecker Gray

Great Tit

Bee Eater

Green Tailed Sunbird

Grey Winged BlackBird

Female Grey Winged Blackbird


Peregrine Falcon

Pied Kingfisher

Mottled Wood Owl

Plain Prinia

Puff Throated Babbler

Brahminy Duck

Scarlet Minivet

Shikra Juvenile

Indian Silver Bill

Spotted Owlet

White Browed Bulbul

White Eye

White Naped Woodpecker

White Wagtail

Yellow Bellied Fantail Flycather

Friday, April 22, 2016

New Bird Observations at Kanha

It was the glimpse of forest wagtail that made me stop and observe while on tiger safari at Kanha. This avian has recently been observed at Jabalpur City Nearby. Earlier we saw orange breasted green pigeon in this tiger reserve which I have mentioned before. 

The sight of Besra was thrilling event. The bird was perched on a tree at height of about ten feet off the Kanha Ghat main road. Some of the birds like Osprey are late visitors here and arrive post February. 

Another interesting find which I mentioned earlier was Oriental Scops Owl in the garden of Courtyard House Resort at Kanha. I am still waiting for Rufus Bellied Eagle to appear again here like it did last year.

Observing a gathering of lesser adjutant stork was interesting. They are usually solitary. Another encouraging sight was that of large number of juveniles of White Back Vulture in the tiger reserve. 

I am excited that during my future tours I would be able to make new observations.    

Changeable Hawk Eagle

Indian Pitta

Lesser Adjutant Stork

Wooly Necked Stork
Photo Credits John Matthai