Phesant tailed Jacana== in Hindi ( Piho) ) It was a hot day of April i.e. on 18/04/ 2015. I was returning for home after 4 hours in search of new species of birds which I could not shot. It was around 4 pm ,I saw this bird no playing / bathing/ preening wings on leaf of Lotus in the newly bloomed lotus Pond, created by Yamuna Bio diversity Park. The golden /Yellowish color reflects in sun light attracts gives the beauty. There were 3 pheasant tailed Jacana. It was alifer for me . This bird is a summer visitor and I hope that there no will be increased after nesting. Like Water insects, vegetation . U may see upto Nov 2015 in Delhi.== Photo 18 th April 2015, Yamuna Bio Diversity Park, Delhi
Red Headed Bunting=== In Hindi ( Gandam ) the bird is a winter Visitor From Oct- March April. The size of sparrow, beak like Munia and less sighting makes difficult to distinguish it in a group of Baya, Munia. I was also surprised to see the color on its breast and head, thought something wrong with my eyes. Luckliy I could take 2 Shots and on return checked it in books and internet. The last record of sighting this bird is of 2003- 2004. I will again try to search this bird in Delhi.==== This is a lifer for this season and Year. Red headed bunting like to search food in open- Cultivated field near water-bodies , rivera Passage migrant (winter. ), Nesting in Central Asia. The beak is conical, the head is reddish colored ( Male ) . Very difficult to identify female Red headed bunting. === Photo 11 th April 2015, Yamuna Bank village Jagatpur near Yamuna bio diversity Park , Delhi
Black francolin=== In Hindi ( Kala Teetar ) the state bird of Haryana was once easy to locate in Delhi, but due to large scale of urbanisation and Human population the bird is almost on the verge of extinction in Delhi. During last 4 Years I have seen it once in Pahladpur village (North -West Delhi ) Now U can understand my feeling , excitement when I listened the Call (Cheek-cheek Kirekek )of This bird which forced me to walk nearly 1 Km in search of seeing the face of this beautiful shy bird. I was, able to take some shot. I am thankful to my wife and Vijender singh for their co operation and help . this bird like to live in moist grass land preferred Elephant Grass\ . Nowdays, farmers burnt these grass to clear demarcation and cultivation. This type of loss of habitation and hunting made this bird existance at vulnerable stage in many states .
=== Photo Near Yamuna Bio Diversity park, bank of Yamuna 12th April 2015, Delhi
Yellow footed Green Pigeon== In Hindi ( HARIYAL) a Green / lemon color bird like to have feed of Fruit berries, Sahtoot, Peepel, Pilkhan , Banyan , Gular. Less klikely to grounded except for drinkig water. Nesting on Tree Branches of Banyan, Semal , Sahtoot. preferred. This the best time to see it in Delhi. U may find it in Rajghat, Nehru Park, South Avenue, Gole Market, Delhi Zoo, Lodhi Garden , Paschim Vihar, Yamuna Bio Diversity Park, Easy way to find see the Peepel , Banyan , Pilkhan, Semal Trees and U will Find.=== Photo South Avenue near Parliment March 2015
Ruddy Shelduck or Brahmny duck== Known in Hindi ( Surkhab ) is a winter visitor for Delhi Size 61-67 cm., like to move in pairs or group of 6-12, like to move near bank of river in search of vegetation, fish,prawn, shell. Calls" AANG, AANG". == Photo 15 Feb 2015, Yamuna Bio-Diversity Park Delhi
Black-necked Stork=== In Hindi (( Loha-Sarang laklak ) Less no all over India because it require high trees for nesting, unfortunately Big/ high Trees are being cut for commercial purposes,widening of roads which made it Vulnerable.Identification mark=== Red legs, Black and white wings,Black Neck, huge black bill found in river banks , wetland, wet agriculture field searching preferred fish but also like to eat frogs, crabs,snakes.. Very difficult to see it in Delhi. Sometime it makes the Delhi Zoo as Home particularly in winter. U may see it near Yamuna or Agrai field of Najafgarh, Bawana areas.==== Photo Najafgarh Drain, 8th March 2015
Wolly-necked Stork -- in Hindi ((( SAfed Gardan Laklak ) The neck looks kike a woolen mufler, so the identification is based on that, size appros 75-92, height 106 cm. U may find it in agricultural areas, wetland and drying lake, pond and wetland where it seaeches for fish and frogs. Unfortunately in this photo they are trying to find out fish ,frogs in sewage drain. I see and feel pity for our mistake/ attitude towards nature and unscientific planning. == Photo Najafgarh drain 8th March 2015
Greater flemingo visits the outskirt of Delhi. I hope that one day they would like to visit Yamuna Bio Diversity, Delhi. U may find it presently in Najafgarh Drain areas. I visited on Big BIRD DAY 08/ 03/ 2015 and surprised to see so many Greater Flemingo searching food,Siesta and giving shot to many bird watchers.=== Photo 08 March 2015 Najafgarh Delhi
Eurasian Wryneck-- In Hindi ( Gardan Etha ) , The bending of neck is remarkable, , cryptically pattern, with grey,buff and brown. U may found in scrub, bushes and bamboo. Feed insect, nesting in Himalayas, a winter visitor in Northern India , - I was lucky to see this bird in Yamuna- Bio Diversity Park, Delhi 15 th Feb 2015
Common Teal== In Hindi ( Chhoti Murgabi 0 , Male a Beautiful small duck. A winter Visitor for Delhi . You may find it in Bio - diversity Park , small waterbodies, like Ash pond, Rajghat, Najafgarh Drain. == == Photo Feb 2015, New Delhi
Great Cormorant== In Hindi ( Bara PanKaua ) is a migratory visitor for Delhi. They come down from Himalaya to Northen India in search of food,, . The white head, neck and white spot on both thigs are the idetity mark. they catch Fish by diving under the water, the beak is like a hook never allow fish to escape. , largest size of Cormorant found in India. U can spot it in Dec - March in Yamuna Bio Diversity Park , Najafgarh Drain, near Yamuna bed. === Photo Central Delhi, Feb 2015
Yellow-wattled Lapwing== in Hindi ( Pili Titahari ya JARDI) as the name reflects with Yellow legs, Yellow wattles, dark cap and brown breast-band. U can see it in open Dry land, river bed ( river ) .==== Photo near Sector 23, express way Dwarka Feb 2015
Northern Pintail== in Hindi (Seenkh par Buttakh ). The pin of tail is the identification mark as You see the Male has choclate-brown head and a white line , the femali is dull in comparision . == Lake shantivan 16th Feb 2015, Delhi
Grey Francolin in Hindi== ( Titear ) is found all over India but difficult to see or imagine that this shy bird is existing in Shantivan , near Raj ghat. == On the Boundrywall of Shantivan 16th Feb 2015
The Roses are on full bloom in most of the well kept Gardens, and park of Delhi. Go and see Talkatora, Rajghat, Lodhi Garden, Rose Garden Shantipath. The Best place Mughal Garden Of Rashtrapati is opened in This Month . Must see to learn, assess the beauty of flowers .