Thursday, 7 February 2013

Some birds of Okhla Bird Sanctuary, New Delhi, India (Pt 1)

Wednesday 24th and Monday 29th October 2012

I visited Okhla Bird Sanctuary on two dates in October 2012 based around the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix. The reserve was easy to reach and provides excellent birding for both novice and serious birders alike. From my hotel in the city, I reached the site in just over an hour by making use of the very efficient Metro system. I have written a full report, with maps and a systematic list that is hosted on both Surfbirds and Birdforum. In the meantime, you can read the same report on a separate page on my blog - Bird Report for Okhla Bird Sanctuary

The purpose of this particular blog is to supplement the report with the photos that would have made the file size too large. Of course, it's also about sharing the birds.

This is Part 1. Part 2 can be seen here.

Till next time...

Mark.


Sign at the Southern Checkpoint


Watch Tower, Okhla Bird Sanctuary


An industrial back-drop to the west of main lake, Okhla Bird Sanctuary


Black-headed Ibis, Okhla Bird Sanctuary


Indian Peafowl, Okhla Bird Sanctuary


Common Kingfisher, Okhla Bird Sanctuary



White-throated Kingfisher, Okhla Bird Sanctuary


Purple Heron, Okhla Bird Sanctuary


Red Avadavat, Okhla Bird Sanctuary


Pied Bush Chat, Okhla Bird Sanctuary


Oriental Darter, Okhla Bird Sanctuary





 

1 comment:

  1. Nice post. I really liked your pictures. Thanks for sharing. The land of Taj Mahal and aromatic spices, an exciting blend of colours and cultures, a melange of arts and a sanctuary of technology, and richly flavoured to the very last drop, India holds out millions of mysteries for the curious traveller. Come, find your own adventure! Check out all bird sanctuaries in India.

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