Christmas Birding in Kumarakam

Black-shouldered Kite, Kumarakam paddyfields near Chengalam. 25-11-2011

I could also see a snipe, plenty of waders, egrets, cormorants, raptors, teals and much much more.  It was a bright, blue sunny day and the new designed Kumarakam corridor is a delight to ride.

Green groves and paddyfields of Kumarakam
Peacock Pansy, Kumarakam. 25-12-2011
Spotted or Wood Sandpiper, Kumarakam
Brown Shrike at Kumarakam
Purple Heron, Kumarakam
Black-headed Munia, Kumarakam
Blue-tailed Beeeater, Kumarakam. 25-12-11
Bees swarming to Thumba blossoms in Kumarakam
Black-shouldered Kite, Kumarakam

Booted Eagles in Kol Wetland

A Booted Eagle soaring above Enamavu Kol wetland, Thrissur. Oct 8, 2011
Birds of prey hunting Egrets in Kol
Booted Eagles on a mid-air encounter at least 500 m above Enamavu Kol, Thrissur. Oct 8, 2011
Booted Eagle showing white spots on either sides of the head. It is called 'Spotlights'. Enamavu Kol wetland, Thrissur, Oct 8, 2011
A raptor eating its prey near Adat Kol, Thrissur. Oct 8, 2011
A Small Blue Kingfisher in Enamavu Kol, Thrissur. Oct 8, 2011
Small Blue Kingfisher in Kol wetland, Thrissur. Oct 8, 2011
View of Thrissur city (in horizon) from Adat Kol wetland
A raptor at Kol. Oct 8, 2011
Globe Skimmer or Wandering Glider in flight. The migration of Thula Thumby started before the month of Thulam in Thrissur. Oct 8, 2011. Enamavu Kol, Thrissur
Asian Openbill Storks soaring high above Puzhakal Kol. View from Enamavu Kol. Oct 8, 2011.
Globe Skimmers amidst their migration in Kol
Glossy Ibises in Enamavu Kol. Oct 8, 2011
Riding inside Kol is a unique experience; the long and winding bunds take you to unknown locations, where nature is at its theatrically best.