Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Common Starling

 Common Starling having a beatiful spots all over wings and body is not so common to find in Delhi. Like to wader near Yamuna Bank.  ====== Photo Nirankari Ground, Jahangirpuri, Delhi 30 Nov 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Grey leg Goose

Grey leg Goose is a winter visitor bird, sometimes seen near Najafgarh Drain. I found a report that on 27th Nov 2014 ,it was seen by birdwatchers. I decided to go to Yamuna Bio Diversity in North Delhi, .  I was surprised to find a pair of bird in the newly built artificial lake in Phase 2. Grey leg goose eat marshy grass, wheat figs ,  groundnut figs. The bigger size is noticable when compare with spot-billed Duck .  See the picture. === Photo  Yamuna Bio diversity Park, Delhi 30th Nov 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Red Munia

 Red Avadvat or Lal Munia is a sparrow sized bird looks beautiful in blood red plummage. This is sub adult so full red color of wings still to come . The female is no so having deep color (last photo). Eats grass seed, nest on sugar cane fields ,scurb. like to reside near Wetland . this bird is trapped for illegal trade for a long past. Photo 29th Nov , 2014 near Rajghat , Delhi

Monday, November 24, 2014


The Most beautiful bird of India is rightly the national Bird of India.  When U compare it with other birds found in India Only Himalayan Monal can be constued as similar to beauty of Pea cock but the Dancing with long wings of Pea cock bring this bird to Winner pedestal.=== Photo Central Ridge Aug 2014 Delhi

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Black Ibis

 Black Ibis---- a bird can be easily identified by its  peculiar beak , which is used to search feed in wet-land or grass land . Nesting on high trees.  I have seen it near Dwarka, Yamuna Bio Diversity, Rajghat  but I was surprised when my friend Vijender singh informed me that Three Ibis has made Resting place near Indra Gandhi Museaum , Safdarjung lane . Probably the Grassland of Safdarjung Aero drum, Lodhi Garden is suitable for feed and Nesting place of Tall Trees in Akbar Road, Safdarjung Lane, Tugkak Road is liked by them.  Many Tourist also took photo . Hope to see again and again in nearby. ==== Photo 14th Nov 2014, New Delhi

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Oriental white Ibis

Oriental white Ibis  ==  Nesting Time with eggs. The curved beak, black neck on white body .  Feed on shallow, mud banks, paddy fields.  Somewhere in Delhi increasing their population , a good news for bird watchers.  U may seen it near Yanmuna bank Shantivan, Bio diversity park===  Photo Sept 2014 Delhi

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 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