Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Birds At Pobitora


Last week I said that I'd be posting pictures of aquatic birds at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. As you can see from the picture above, the flat land has stretches of water and aquatic plants. Locally this kind of area is known as beel. The road has the beel on one side and rice fields on the other. It was a magical sight to see hundreds of ducks in flight as we headed towards the sanctuary. Below are some of the birds that I saw. There were more but the pictures weren't at all good.

Lesser Adjutant stork
The Lesser Adjutant Stork's main nesting area is said to be the north-eastern region. My book of birds says that it's normally solitary and its diet consists of fish, frog, reptiles and invertebrates.




Little Cormorant




Can you spot the doves? As we were returning I saw a pair of Spotted doves on this tree. Egrets, herons, the bronze-winged jacana, water hens, and hundreds of ducks were what we saw.





Closer home, the most common birds such as the bulbul, crows, mynas, and the drongo (pictured above) were feeding on the nectar of the blooms on the Corky Coral tree.


This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

11 comments:

Gary said...

You've got a great area to hike!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful place to hike indeed and such lovely birds! Your captures are delightful! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Rambling Woods said...

I was not familiar with the term beel, but followed your link..we too have wetlands in my area but of course they are icy during the winter..

eileeninmd said...

What a great place to visit and explore. The birds are wonderful, thanks for sharing!

Carletta said...

I love that last shot of the beel!
You really get a good feel for what it looks like up close.
What a lovely place for the birds to hang out.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Beautiful area -- I love reading about what are to me exotic birds and flowers. Thanks for sharing -- and teaching -- through your pictures!

Springman said...

Such beautiful scenes! Thank you for sharing...
;-)WBW!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous shots! Nice work!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful birds.

Regards and best wishes

Larry said...

What a gorgeous area. Love that Stork!

Anita Kumar said...

Great post Kanak! That last picture is gorgeous.