Sunday, 29 January 2012

Kavadi Pat, 22.01.2012

Place : Kavadi Pat, Pune

Access : Via Pune-Solapur Road, left turn 3km before Loni

A very exciting place for bird-watchers. The perfect combination of scrubland and wetland for birding!!!

A summary of birds spotted at Kavadi :

Northern Shoveller
1. Little Grebe - 15
2. Spot-Billed Duck - 10
3. Ruddy Shelduck - 15
4. Common Teal - 25
5. Northern Shoveller - 5
6. Lesser Whistling Duck - 2
7. Common Sandpiper - 30
8. Wood Sandpiper - 25
9. Little Ringed Plover - 2
10. Common Kingfisher - 1
11. White-Breasted Kingfisher - 3
12. Pied Kingfisher - 1
13. Little Egret - 2
14. Grey Heron - 1
15. Pond Heron - 2
16. Spoonbill Stork - 2
Common Kingfisher (Little Blue)
17. Little Cormorant - 4
18. Indian Cormorant - 5
19. Cattle Egret - 1
20. White Wagtail - 2
21. Grey Wagtail - 25
22. Yellow Wagtail - 1
23. Rose-Ringed Parakeet - 1
24. Rock Dove - 2
25. House Sparrow - 5
26. House Crow - 5
27. Little Green Bee-Eater - 6
28. Black Kite - 1
29. Shikra - 1
30. Indian Peafowl -1
31. Greater Coucal - 2
32. Laughing Dove - 4
Little Grebe
33. Long-Tailed Shrike - 3
34. Scaly-Breasted Munia - 2
35. Indian Hawk Cuckoo - 2
36. River Tern - 50
37. Little Tern - 2
38. Red-Vented Bulbul - 5
39. Red-Whiskered Bulbul - 6
40. White-Spotted Fantail Flycatcher - 2
41. Indian Roller - 2
42. Purple Sunbird - 2
43, Purple-Rumped Sunbird - 3
44. Indian Robin - 4
45. Oriental Magpie Robin - 3
46. Pied Bushchat - 4
47. Common Tailorbird - 3
48. Black-Winged Stilt - 5
Common Teal - female
49. Purple Moorhen - 2
50. Glossy Ibis - 5
51. Pale-Billed Flowerpecker - 1
52. Thick-Billed Crow - 4
53. Large Grey Babbler - 5
54. Jungle Babbler - 5
55. White-Breasted Waterhen - 4
56. Common Moorhen - 1
57. Black Drongo - 35
58. Common Myna - 15
59. Brahminy Myna - 3
60. Pied Harrier - 1
61. Red-Rumped Swallow - 2
62. Yellow-Eyed Babbler - 2


Overall, a great spot for watching birds. If the forest birds play tricks, the waterfowl are always there to fall back on! Not very exquisite waterfowl, but great raptors and scrub birds around. . . A must visit before its too late . . .

 
Common Sandpiper

Common Teal

White-Spotted Fantail Flycatcher


Glossy Ibis


Grey Wagtail


Indian Robin

Pied Bushchat


Indian Roller

Red-Rumped Swallow


White Wagtail


Wood Sandpiper



Oriental Honey Buzzard

Yellow-Eyed Babbler