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Nature observations   India 2013/14

Goa (northern Territories - dez/jan)

A special Drongo hard to specify and differ from other Drongos (26.12.13)

Over the fields of Goa -
Longtailed Shrike (Butcher Bird) and
wonderful Green Bee-eaters, feeding each other...

Unknown flowering plant at wooded hills near the coast and the White Goan Water lillies, end of Dezember
at one of my preferd places the Good Place reste at Capora Laguna its often possible to watch the Common Kingfisher, and always again once in a while some Indian Pond Herons and Ind. Reef Herons (white phase) - end of Dezember
on the way to Goa via Delhi a young rare Kingfisher specie and the Pariah Kite showed up once more time at my Guest House (Pahar-Ganj downtown Delhi 19.12)

Kumaon - Uttarkhand (Almora, Kosi river, Kausani - nov/dez)

During the last days roaming near the hillstation on the way to Anamay-Ashram a rare Snake Eagle showed up for quite a while, observed a Bulbul couple taking morning bath and a Longtailed Shrike showed up for good bye.
Roaming Kumaon/ Uttarkhand I watched a Kingfisher near Kosi river during morning hours, Datura setting at Almora and an Admiral - butterfly at the laundry ... (mid/end of November)
From left to right Red Billed Blue Magpie, vultures and while roaming along Kosi-river i could watch the Indian Treepie

Monkeys waiting in front of my door to get some food and
the Yellowbilled Blue Magpie seen quite often in the hill areas of Kumaon and HP.

Tobacco flowering at Almora and a special plant seen at dry n hot locations (also at Hampi/Karnataka)

Rishikesh - Ganga (okt/nov)

Obserevd two big dark species of unknown butterflies on the Ganga river banks between Laxman- and Ram Jhula and one sighting of the Monarch, many birds seen from my room (check below) even the Djungle Owlett, monkeys roaming close and far and the room Gecko /lizard nei (end of Okt).
The two-birds-2-be good morning show....too much... Indian Treepie, crow-couple and a maybe couple of Redstarts. White Capped Water Redstart often watched me while enjoying the moves in the holy river Ganga ...
From my nice guest house room in Rishikesh i got alway again nicely surprised by the good morning show of birds as here by 2 kind of Kingfishers (White-Throated and ...?)

Himachal Pradesh (Parvati-valley, McLeodGanj - okt)

At the hight of Kalga/Parvati vally I was able to watch a couple of the majestic Bearded Vultures on their daily-patrol (20.10.2013), was wondering about their course and distance they d cover. Once also seen at Mc Leod Ganj from the Restaurants terraces and while cycling up to Karanprayag from Srinagar(Pauri), here more

In the beloved Parvati valley I got cought in da nets of huge spiders in the pinetree woods (near Kasol) while roaming the dry hills and found again the unknown plant with thorns which i grew even once in
Up in the woods around Mc Leod Ganj you can experience the typical Deodar (holy tree) autumn mood, and find the hidden Buddhist places of practise .... and encounter all kind of birds roaming like the Yellowbilled Blue Magpie (mid of Oktober)

A kind of Skunk ? at the tea-stall up from Mc Leod Ganj ...(2nd week of Oktober)

The first 2 days in Delhi i watched always again once in a while from my nice guest house balcony the Pariah Kite, this one was special because it watched himself playing with the prey in the mirror

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