Monday 9 January 2012

Bird Watching at Vedanthangal

Bird Watching @ Vedanthangal

Here are some photos taken during this trip and the past

I visited the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary with friends this weekend to check out the feathered friends that may have come from various parts of the country.

I somehow had a feeling that the number of birds has reduced this year as compared to last year. But I am really not sure and will leave that to the professional bird watchers to determine.

Personally, I was able to spot more birds than what I spotted last year. That probably is an improvement. And that Greater Coucal which has been eluding me for quite a while was not able to do so this year. I not only spotted but also photographed the bird, finally!!

And of course, there are lots of excellent opportunities for macros as well. Never miss those.

So here goes the list of birds that I had spotted.

Red-vented Bulbul
Pied Bushchat
Little Cormorant
Greater Coucal
Oriental Darter
Black Drongo
Cattle Egret
Little Egret
Grey Heron
Indian Pond Heron
Night Heron
Purple Heron
Black-headed Ibis
Glossy Ibis
White-throated Kingfisher
Common Moorhen
Common Myna
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Spotted Owlet
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Spot-billed Pelican
Oriental Magpie Robin
Asian Spoonbill
Open-billed Stork
Painted Stork
Purple Sunbird
Rufous Treepie
White-browed Wagtail

So, when are you guys planning your visit?


Anonymous said...

Your bird photography has improved quite a bit! Great pictures!

Yuvika said...

love the clarity in your pics - it's almost divine!

Yo said...

Love the b&w photo of the bird.

Trails of a Traveler said...

@Linda: Thanks for the positive feedback. It has to improve..

@Yuvika: Thanks..


Trails of a Traveler said...

@Yo: Yes, that is my favorite too, from this trip..


Ramakrishnan said...

Great pics Ram. Vedanthangal is a bird watchers paradise. Was last there some 20 years ago that too off season.

Trails of a Traveler said...

Thanks Ramakrishnan sir. For anyone interested in bird watching Vedanthangal is a very good place near Chennai... I think you have waited too long for he next visit.. :-)


Yuvika said...

An award nomination and tag for you in my post here:

Anonymous said...

Lovely pics. Went through your blog. Loved it all.