Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

September 27, 2017

Goa Birding One

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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

It rained last night so I did not go out in the afternoon. I arranged a boat trip with Uday around the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. I was up at 6am and walked to the ferry to go to the island where the bird sanctuary is. A bike ride and I am half way around the island and hop into the boat.

Lesser Adjutant
Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus)

First one seen in India. They sure are ugly critters.

Jungle Myna
Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus)

Speaking of ugly, this one looks like it has got the mange. Maybe it caught it off a dog.

Siberian Stonechat
Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus)

I am seeing a few of these little beauties lately.

Osprey
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

First one seen in India. Heaps of Brahminy Kites as per usual.

Collared Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)

I was very excited to photograph this bird. I am sick of the sight of White-throated Kingfishers. I have seen millions of them all over India.

Common Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis taprobana)

Very beautiful looking bird. This one is race taprobana I think because of the bluer back colouring.

Terek Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)

Meet Mister Muddy.

Common Redshank
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

These and a few Common Greenshanks, as well as a Marsh Sandpiper. Also Common Sandpipers which are actually quite common.

Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)

Nice looking bird. I think I have seen them before at Point Calimere in Tamil Nadu.

Striated Heron
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)

A decent shot of these birds at last.

House Crow
House Crow

A crow’s nest. ha ha. Ahoy me hearties! Yo ho ho and bottle of rum. aarrrr.

man vs fish
Man vs Fish

Supposed to be a red snapper but I have no idea. They call anything a snapper.

Goa bird list 1

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus)
Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)
Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)
Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis taprobana)
Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus)
Rosy Starling
Oriental Magpie-robin
Long-tailed Shrike
Spotted Dove
Ashy Prinia
India Pea-fowl
Brahminy Kite
Black Kite
Intermediate Egret
Lesser Whistling Duck
Common Greenshank
Common Redshank
Common Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)
Grey Heron
Purple Heron

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