Whitebellied Seaeagles over 3 days, a single sometimes
camouflaged by kites in noon thermics, guess keeping territory and checking for appropriate partner
at north karnatakean coastal territory (bachelor ?).
The hottest and sharpest i ve seen for weeks - total mission...
Some Yellow Wattled Lapwings in hills.
Roaming along Madupetty lake a Greybreasted Prinia
a few lovely Pied Bush Chats, a
Black Rumped Flameback
too impressing, at ground near water
later hiding under tea bush.
female with 1 young at the undergrowth near the rock,
The day before a Muntjac
(female) which took to the bushes from
the open at afternoon. Madupetty lake is magic.
Myriads of flowers blossoming
Ipomea, Datura, Indian Canna, a hill Bellflower
and high Lemongrass
flowering up the hill (Bestandsbildend am Hügel, mannshoch, too much).
Whistling Thrushs, Oriols and Bulbuls singing the mornings.
At Madupetty lake i discovered high above on tree a Beenest
at Pushkar lake and
nice colored Cichlids, which reminded me to Cichlids from the Amazonas region.
Seen also at other locations in India but never in Aquariums.
The Cichlids got finally spezified as
(Etroplus maculatus) Ind. Buntbarsch, one of the only 3 cichlid species in Asia
They got found in tanks in Goa and the Pushkar lake. Also seen at jheels joining the sea at
northgoan coastlines, brakish waters.
Here to the new
Roaming around watched a Sparrow Hawk
, returning to village at the
lake got attentive on a Watersnake
, unpoisen, similar
to european Würfelnatter (natrix), highly specialised on living in water.
A couple Redwattled Lapwings
in the fields around the village.
(Koshi, Kausani, Almora, Kathgodam - oct/nov)
Datura metel found near Kathgodam railway station, and a
quite rare rose coloured one. Seen from bus short before Kathgodam a couple
doing their moves at the days first thermics.
Golden Jackals can be sometimes watched from Kausani to Almora
and uppar hillridges there. Big snake encounter (1,2m)
near unused house near Kausani.
on way downhill at start of cold season,
nice fragile flowers and trees
starting blossoming and during noon at special places
meeting for the sail togather over Kosi river, once
joined by a Red Headed Vulture.
Spent a magic night close to Gwaldam in the Himalayan Pinewoods i got to hear some
tree climbing mammal, a Flying Squirrel, quite big half meter and can cover 100m flying,
Resting on a tree trunk young Agaman (kind of lizards) appeared in morning sun, female
on shorecliffs, Wallcreepers have nice big spots on wings but
these can only be seen when flying. Further the Crested Kingfisher
last year who choose his special area, Kormorants, joyfull
Dusty Cr. Martins
at the broken ghat dunes,
Wagtails and nice small biotops with farns in between Ganga shore rocks.
Butterflies along river Ganga, partly meeting for licking on wet shores,
further observed a couple of Grey Hornbills
crossing Gnaga overhead