Showing posts from October, 2023

Nature's Symphony in Amalsad: A Day of Avian Marvels

Amalsad, a true haven for birdwatchers, offered a captivating display of avian life during our visit. At the break of dawn, we witnessed a mesmerizing sight - a cluster of Oriental Turtle-Doves elegantly perched atop the towering trees, their soft cooing harmonizing with the gentle breeze. Venturing into the grasslands, our attention was quickly drawn to the vibrant Red-whiskered Bulbul, its distinctive call resonating across the landscape as it flitted about, seemingly engaged in a ceaseless quest for hidden treasures.  Meanwhile, the Bronze-winged Jacana moved gracefully through the lush grass, herding its fluffy chicks for a foraging adventure. In the midst of this avian panorama, the Black-breasted Weaver family demonstrated their mastery of grassland cuisine, diligently plucking sustenance from the verdant surroundings.  Not far away, a male Greater Painted-Snipe engaged in a solitary pursuit, wading in a small water hole, alongside the graceful Indian Pond Heron. Their harmonious

Exploring outskirts of Valsad 15 October 2023

 Imagine a day filled with the mesmerizing sights and sounds of nature's finest avian wonders. Recently, I embarked on a birding adventure to the outskirts, and what I encountered was nothing short of magical. From the graceful foraging of the common hoopoe to the captivating call of the reed warbler, this day was a birdwatcher's dream come true. Birds of the Salt Pans: One of the highlights of the day was witnessing a multitude of waders foraging in the water collected in the salt pans. These charismatic birds were engaged in a delightful dance of feeding and frolicking, showcasing their remarkable adaptability to these unique environments. The Unique Style of Painted Storks: Painted storks, with their striking appearance and distinctive hunting technique, stole the show. These elegant birds gracefully dipped their bills into the water, patiently waiting for fish to venture too close. The juxtaposition of their vibrant plumage against the serene waters made for a truly captiva