Sunday, 24 February 2008

February 24th 2008. India.

Another full day at Sattal - still full of birds !
Kalij Pheasant, Slaty-backed Forktail (on a stream just outside Sattal), Black-throated Accentor, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Lemon-rumped Warbler, Ashy-throated Warbler, Siberian Rubythroat (2 Males - inc 1 singing in the garden where a wedding was taking place !), Grey-winged Blackbird, Asian Barred Owlet, Dark-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Sreak-throated Woodpecker, Blue-winged Minla, Red-flanked Bluetail, Spotted Forktail, Himalayan Flameback, Greater Flameback, Olive-backed Pipit and the best Baji-puri in the area.

A few hours at Nainital late afternoon - Himalayan Swiftlet (30+), Egyptian Vulture, Steppe Eagle (50+ on rubish dump).

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