Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Grey Francolin


Grey Francolin known in Hind as Titar call ==pattla,pattetar repetitive calls during breading season very shy bird hidden in scrub land, grace, agricultural fields found all over India.  The bird is still trap for selling/eating.  You may see them some time roosting on a tree and feel cheated as you try to search the bird on land but they will roost on tree and fly away without giving a chance to capture on camera. Somebody has left this idol of Sai Baba in Central Ridge area (near Karol Bagh).  I was lucky to capture this very shy bird ===== October 2014, Delhi

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Painted Stork

 Painted Stork =  A migratory bird visits Delhi between Sept to March every year to  have nesting activities. The best place chosen by this bird is Delhi Zoo.  The Delhi Zoo has all the facilities for their food (Fish ) and safe mud island of trees for nesting. It is also seen in Yamuna Bio Diversity park but not noticed any nesting activities.   Photo near Rajghat back side.  Delhi Sept 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Foster Mother, House Crow Asian Koel


Crow acts as Foster parents of Asian Koel. I found the female crow feeding water to Juvenile Asian Koel as parents. It is established facts that Asian Koel used to lay eggs in Nest of Crows. Crow become foster parents.  === Photo Gole Market 15 Sept 2014 Delhi

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Purple Heron

 Purple Heron is a very shy and wise bird , a slight hint of danger it senses so quickly but this particular friend was used to see the man and animal in its vicinity as Yamuna Bio Diversity is full of  movement of Man. Feed on fish, frogs and small insects. == Photo  Aug 2014 YBP  DELHI


Monday, October 13, 2014

Open billed Stork



Openbilled Stork was not so much  seen in Delhi , but the Project of Yamuna Bio Diversity Attracted them and I hope that within few Years It will choose YBP areas for nesting.        === Photo 2nd Week of Sept 2014, Yamuna Bio Diversity Park

Swallow

Swallow likes to reside near water bodies as tey feed insects and drink water in flying mode. this is sub adult swallow.======  Photo     Yamuna Bio Diversity Park Delhi 2nd week of Aug. 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Egyptian vulture


 Egyptian Vulture is not so common bird for Delhi . However , I have seen it in winter sometime near Gazipur delhi and now a pair taken shelter of High Voltage tower near Rajghat to see all around Delhi. I saw it for last one month on the same platfor at 4 p.m.  This Bird is also known as Pharaoh:s Chicken.      Scavenger. Feed from Garbage dumps. == status Endangered     == Photo  Sept 2014 near Rajghat Delhi

Indian Roller


 A pair of Indian Roller perching on trees ,enjoying the feed as no of butterflies , dragon flies increased after rainfall, onset of Winter.  ========Photo 21st  Sept 2014 , Aravali Bio Diversity Park Delhi


Spotbilled Duck


Spot Billed Duck a esident bird of Delhi , U may find it in lake of old Killa, Waterbodies all over Delhi, Raj Ghat======= Photo   Sept 2014

Pied crested Cuckoo


Pied crested Cuckoo is known in Hindi as (Chatak) believed to give hint of rains , a migratory bird with rains visit Delhi Between July to Sept. There is an on going  project by Migrant Watch  a scientific study to see th co -relation between Chatak arrival and Rain in that particular areas.     ==== Photo 2nd Week Sept 2014, Aravali Bio Diversity Park Delhi


Blue tailed Bee Eater




Monday, September 29, 2014

Southern Grey Shriek



Southern Grey shriek is a rainy season visitor. Fond of insects,butterflies, long tailed, more whiteness and black pattern makes it more beautiful, eye lining is a perfect slot to identify.  ======Photo 28th Sept 2014 Aravali Bio Diversity Park Delhi

Thursday, September 25, 2014

River Lapwing


River Lapwing( Juvenile)   I was surprised to see many Lapwings on the bank of River Yamuna. More Surprised to see this Juvenile River Lapwing.  I hope that next year more River Lapwing will choose this areas for nesting. === Yamuna Bio Diversity Park ,Delhi  August 2014

Jacobin cuckoo


Jacobin or Pied Cuckoo ( In HINDI   -  Chatak) is a migratory bird visits Delhi in rainy season. A project to assess the presence of this bird and rainfall in the areas.==== Yamuna Bio Diversity Park Delhi  2 nd Week  of Aug 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Golden Oriole


Golden Oriole is very beautiful bird  call is also varies as per mood. Seen in Delhi between March to Sept. Feed on insect.  Photo YBP  DElhi Aug 2014

Black headed Munia



 Black headed Munia'' is a sparrow sized bird, nesting time as u see the collection of material fig from elephant grass is collected and bushy areas will be selected for nest. Found all over India.  I found it near Yamuna Bio Diversity=== Photo 2nd Week  Aug 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sirkeer Malkoha




Paddyfield Pipit

Paddyfield Pipit can be found in long grass ground, agricultural fields( How ever due to massive use of pesticide ) no s are less seen in agro fields. Best place to find is in North west Delh or Yamuna Bio Diversity park 2nd Phase.  == Photo North West Delhi , April 2014

Bar -tailed Godwit

Godwit knownto search food in Muddy water pond, lake, tank in some places it is called (Pankaj) . Its action seems to probing mud with its bill.  Photo April 2014 Delhi North West

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Baya weaver


 I enjoyed the new found habitat of Baya Weaver bird near Yamuna Bank just opposite Sarai kale Khan. The Feed , water , elephant grass and trees make a perfect place to start nesting process and habitat for this artistic bird.  -==Photo August 2014