Bicycle Birding: Raigopalpur Mandhana Kursauli 4 May 2010

this early may morning, atul and i ventured out from mandhana to raigopalpur and back along the canal via kursauli. though it was nearly summer, it was a great day for birds.

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the innocent looks of the pond heron is deceptive

a pond heron intent on catching breakfast

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we ran into some woolly-necked storks, along with sarus crane, red-wattled lapwing and a cattle egret.

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the woolly-necked stork looks around with its big black eye, checking out the waters.

a bronze-winged jacana says hello to the lapwing

looks like an immature jacana?

an amaltas in gorgeous display

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indian silverbills: always to be seen around manish tripathi's rice mill

white-breasted kingfisher

two male peacocks, displaying for a troop of peahens

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pair of asian openbill on the canal

yours sincerely on his dauntless steed... photo by atul tripathi

amitabha mukerjee Sep 30 2010 mukerjee [at] gmail