Wednesday, 3 March 2010

3rd February 2010 Little Rann of Kutch.

Just a morning safari today, looking for Hoopoe Larks in another part of the Little Rann, there had been no sightings of the Larks in 10 trips to this area by Desert Coursers, so we weren't that confident of scoring, however, after 2 hours of scanning the dried mud I picked up 2 birds at about 500 yards range - then we got a lot closer with the jeep.
Also seen around one of the beyts - 1000+ Short-toed Larks, Long-legged Buzzard and a Griffon Vulture. A Merlin was out on the dried mud.
On the way back to the camp a Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin was in one of the cotton fields.

Hoopoe Larks.

Griffon Vulture.

Long-legged Buzzard.

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