Aquilas of Vembanad

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