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Photography => Non-Ontario Birds => Topic started by: Dinusaur on February 07, 2018, 07:42:02 pm

Title: Birds of India
Post by: Dinusaur on February 07, 2018, 07:42:02 pm
Thouc's post encouraged me to post photos of few birds that I managed to see during my two week trip to India in Dec 2017. This was mainly a social visit. However, I did manage to get out and see some birds as well. I managed to see 17 lifers, my first birding trip back in 2014 produced 76 lifers. Since I visited the same area, I got to see very much the same birds as last time. Here are some novelties.

1. Black Headed Ibis - a life bird
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4736/24657937567_a05df06740_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DyWnLB)

2. Asian Openbill Stork
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4725/25654881508_0c32276c16_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F62Ytf)

3.Pied Kingfisher - a lifer. There are about 12 different kingfishers seen in the area I visited, I managed to see four.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4692/38772918534_b15d0f4a5d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/225ekRq)

4. Stork-billed Kingfisher - a lifer
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4600/25611490038_93f6aba34a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F2czGs)

5. Red-wattled Lapwing - a lifer.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4743/28250665179_cfbae0b993_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K3q3w8)

6. Siberian Stonechat - a lifer
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4631/39154794894_09423b757d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22DYyoA)

7. Red-whiskered Bulbul
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4760/39609626202_b43be28b10_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23maFTG)

8. Coppersmith Barbet
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4767/38875552674_9c34898882_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22einpy)

9. Spotted Dove
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4752/39225526935_f9a788774e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22Le5yx)

10. Indian Golden Oriole - a lifer.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4627/39135511234_f3657ac8f0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22CgJ2G)
Title: Re: Birds of India
Post by: thouc on February 08, 2018, 01:03:22 am
That's some cool birds you got. And 17 lifers is pretty good on a return visit... Never mind 76 on the first visit!
Title: Re: Birds of India
Post by: Ally on February 08, 2018, 07:36:25 am
Quote from: "thouc"
That's some cool birds you got. And 17 lifers is pretty good on a return visit... Never mind 76 on the first visit!
Haha, that's challenging for seasoned birders.  A second year birder like me, I get lifers just by stepping out my door. Lol :)
Title: Re: Birds of India
Post by: Dinusaur on February 08, 2018, 12:06:39 pm
Quote from: "Ally"
Quote from: "thouc"
That's some cool birds you got. And 17 lifers is pretty good on a return visit... Never mind 76 on the first visit!
Haha, that's challenging for seasoned birders.  A second year birder like me, I get lifers just by stepping out my door. Lol :)

So true - my first 18 Ontario lifers came from my backyard, the first one in my life list is a Mourning Dove :D  My third year into birding was most prolific - I had 103 Ontario life birds added in one year, since then it gets tougher but the fun never wanes.
Title: Re: Birds of India
Post by: Ally on February 08, 2018, 03:25:24 pm
Quote from: "Dinusaur"
Quote from: "Ally"
Quote from: "thouc"
That's some cool birds you got. And 17 lifers is pretty good on a return visit... Never mind 76 on the first visit!
Haha, that's challenging for seasoned birders.  A second year birder like me, I get lifers just by stepping out my door. Lol :)

So true - my first 18 Ontario lifers came from my backyard, the first one in my life list is a Mourning Dove :D  My third year into birding was most prolific - I had 103 Ontario life birds added in one year, since then it gets tougher but the fun never wanes.
I started my birding in Pelee last year, my friend told me we saw over 70 different birds. I wasn't even aware I was looking at some of them. I just mimicked other birders and pointed my binoculars at that direction. Oh, did I mention I didn't know how to adjust my binoculars? I described to other birders that I saw a bird, with red head and black waves in the back. They got me. Those were fun times :D