Sunday, 25 October 2015

Grey-headed Fish Eagle, SG Botanical Garden, Sep 2015

Singapore Botanical Garden is an amazing place to sight birds. We saw this Grey-headed Fish Eagle sitting on the trees, for a long time. It was our first sighting of this bird, and we were excited. As the name suggests, this raptor is a fish-eater. This eagle is smaller in size when compared to the other eagles. The bird's head is grey in color; underbelly and legs are white, tip of the tail feathers is black-white, and body is brown. The bird can be seen in South Asia, India, and Sri Lanka.

For more information, see Grey-headed fish eagle Wikipedia.

Grey-headed Fish Eagle

White-throated Kingfisher at Lalbagh, Bangalore

Pelicans were not the only birds at Lalbagh today. Among the other birds that we sighted was the White-throated Kingfisher. This bird caught an insect, sat on a tree, smashed the insect against the branch, and then ate the hearty breakfast. The bird moved from one position to another, allowing the sunlight to play well. This bird seems to be a resident at the garden. Previously I observed it enjoy a dip in the lake; couldn't capture photos.

Here's a collage of the bird's breakfast ritual.

White-throated Kingfisher

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Spot-Billed Pelicans at Lalbagh Lake, Bangalore, 2015

Hello friends,

It's been a long time since I updated my blogs. Today I share photos of Spot-Billed Pelicans that have visited the Lalbagh lake, Bangalore. In fact, these birds can be seen in several lake in and around Bangalore. The most famous birding sight being Kokkrebellur. The birds migrate during October, and stay until their young ones are born. This year around these birds have a little early, and their number is better than the previous year (on this day). Last week I also sighted Painted Storks; unfortunately, I didn't have my camera. Today, the storks were missing.

The Lalbagh lake seems have good amount of fish and insects for these birds to feast upon, The lake itself has sufficient water. I was surprised that the human chatter and presence (walkers and tourists) didn't seem to affect the serenity of these birds. They swam closer to the fence of the lake, and flaunted their beauty. If you visit the lake, take a moment to observe activities of these birds. Kindly don't feed them.

Sharing photo-collage...