Monday, 28 February 2011

Birding in Kerala-Day 1

AS Cath has noted a heavy sesion or two of birding over the last few days. For the purposes of this a brief resume as there are too many new birds to list them all. After the first downpour we managed a couple of hours in the gloom and managed to see a Mottled Wood Owl being mobbed by a horde of crows and better still an Indian Pitta jumping around in the jumble of twigs and leaves that made up the understorey. The light was so bad that there was no chance of a photo, espcially as it would not stay still. For this session we were guided by Abilash the Hornbill resident guide who was excellent and I fully recommend him to anyone who ever visits here.