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Asian Emerald Dove

  Brightly-colored dove of the forest floor with bright green wings, coral-red bill, and ash-gray forehead. Male has an extensive silver cap which the female lacks. Inhabits various forested habitats from lowlands up into montane areas. Often encountered when flushed from a well-shaded trail. Gives a series of solemn-sounding hiccuping coos: “ti-woo, ti-woo, ti-woo.” (source -Ebird.org )
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Peregrine Falcon and Western Marsh Harrier - fight for their kill

  Kalai Lake is a sweet-water lake in Valsad district. During winter many ducks arrived here. When there is prey there come the hunters. Here you can see Peregrine Falcon, Western Marsh Harrier, Osprey etc. made this place their hunting ground. We are lucky to see them in action. First, they separate single duck from a group. Then attacked prey within water. Once it killed, they pick it up and leave the place. Here both raptors, Peregrine Falcon and Western Marsh Harrier try their best to get prey. But in the end, the Peregrine Falcone won the chase and got the trophy.

Sirkeer Malkoha - Display

 On that day we are luck to see the display of this shy birds. They become very bold in matting season.

Peregrine Falcons with kill

અમે વલસાડ પાટણ થી આવ્યા હતા. રણ  પાટણ થી પણ બહુ નજીક હતું જેથી અમને ત્યાં શાહીન બહુ બધી વાર દેખાતો હતો. અહીંયા આવ્યા પછી તમને એવું લાગતું હતું કે હવે અમને શાહીન બહુ નહી દેખાય પરંતુ એવું થયું નહીં. અમે શાહીન વલસાડમાં બહુ બધી વાર જોઈએ. વલસાડના દરિયાકાંઠે જ્યારે અમે કીચડીયાઓને જોવા ગયા હતા ત્યારે આકાશમાં અમને શાહીન પક્ષી દેખાયું. તે જ્યાંથી ઉડી હતું ત્યાં બેઠેલા કીચડીયા અચાનક ઉડ્યા અને અમારું ધ્યાન આ પક્ષી પર ગયું. એના પર ધ્યાન આપતા અમને દેખાયું કે તેના પગમાં એક નાનું પક્ષી મારેલું હતું. અમારા દેખા દેતા શાહીન પક્ષી આકાશમાં ગાયબ થઈ ગયું.

Common Babbler

 ગુજરાતમાં બહુ જ દેખાય છે. જ્યારે હું અને મારો મિત્ર આનંદ નળ સરોવરમાં ફોટોગ્રાફી કરવા જઈ રહ્યા હતા તો તે વાડ થોળ બેઠું હતું.  અમે અમારી ગાડી રોકી અને એનો ફોટો પાડ્યો આ પક્ષી ગુજરાતમાં બહુ સામાન્ય રીતે દેખાય છે પણ આ ફોટો એ મારી બહુ દિવસોથી પાડવો હતો તો આ જોઈને મારા દિલમાં એવું જણાવ્યું કે આ જ છે મારો photo of day. Common Babbler Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India 2020 #commonbabbler #babbler #nikonindiaofficial   #bestbirdshots   #nikond850 #pictureoftheday #pankajmaheria #viralpatel #allmightybirds #nikon #wildbird #birdslife #nikon500mmf56epf #earthcaptured #lonelyplanet   #travelgram #naturelover #yourshotphotographer   #wildlifephotography #discoverwildlife #ngtindia #naturelovers #wildlifeconservation #bird_illife #birdwatching   #escapeintothewild #escapeintothewild_net

Tawny Fish-Owl

  A large brown owl with wide yellow eyes and sideways-drooping ear tufts; rich tawny brown plumage with black mottling unique in its range. Always found in close proximity to rivers or lakes, usually roosting in dense waterside groves by day. Hunts fish from a low perch at dusk and at night. Hunting birds are seldom observed, as they hunt from tangles and other dense vegetation. Other horned owls in range are either much smaller (Long-eared Owl, scops-owls) or much larger (Eurasian Eagle-Owl). Pairs duet, giving 2-3 deep hoots; younger birds beg with higher-pitched screeching calls. (source : ebird.org)

Long-billed Thrush

We are searching for a Eurasian Woodcock but we didn't succeed at a place where we are searching. So we drop the search of Eurasian Woodcock and started our journey towards Mandal. In our journey suddenly one of my friend has shouted stop stop stop he had seen something beside road. That bird foraging typical like Eurasian Woodcock. For a moment we feel like it was a Eurasian Woodcock. When we reached at please we find out that it large gray-brown thrush with an exceptionally long bill. So it was a Long-billed Thrush one of the bird of our wish-list. Long-billed Thrush Zoothera monticola beside road somewher in Uttarakhand, India Feb 2020