Aquilas of Vembanad

// January 22nd, 2012 // Eco Watch

Greater Spotted Eagle, Cheepunkal, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

Oriental Turtle Dove, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

During the 2012 Vembanad waterfowl count I surveyed Kaipuzhamuttu and Cheepunkal areas with Adv Sureshbabu Thomas, Manu and other friends.  The highlight was a pair of Greater Spotted Eagles combing Cheepunkal fields.  We also spotted an Oriental Turtle Dove there which is a second sighting in the region.  A Chestnut Bittern was also seen.

Greater Spotted Eagle, Cheepunkal, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

Paradise Flycatcher, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

Flight of Gr Spotted Eagle

Spotted Owlet, Kumarakam

Gr Spotted Eagle at Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

Greater Spotted Eagle in action, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

Oriental Turtle Dove, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

 

2 Responses to “Aquilas of Vembanad”

  1. satyan says:

    Hi
    The owlet is not jungle but it is spotted.

  2. Vignesh says:

    I am going to Kottayam next weekend and hope to see a lot of birds ( RAPTORS in particular). could you please tell me the best spot in vembanad for raptors and how far it is from Kottayam

    Regards
    Vignesh

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