Goa Gallery

Can’t believe it’s close on a month since we returned from our two week package holiday in Goa. This post catches up on the last couple of days birding back at the coast, as well as filling in some of the gaps from earlier in the holiday. Once back at the Marinha Dourada we made full use of our guide Rayman (govekar.rama@gmail.com 9922271840) who certainly knew all the sites and was able to find some great birds for us.

First up, Asian Openbill

Asian Openbill 2

Intermediate Egret

Intermediate Egret

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

Striated Heron

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Pacific Golden Plover

Pacific Golden Plover

Great Knot, with Greater & Lesser Sand Plover

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The gorgeous Small Pratincole

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Scaly-breasted Munia

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Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat

Long-tailed Shrike

Long-tailed Shrike 2

Barn Owl, roosting just above our favourite hotel bar!

Barn Owl

Indian Peafowl, easy enough to see in the distance, but surprisingly difficult to photograph

Indian Peafowl

White-bellied Sea Eagle on an early morning ‘fly by’

White-bellied Sea Eagle

Female Pallid Harrier

Pallid Harrier

Finally, a couple of species seen on a bit of waste ground close to Panjim City – Desert Wheatear

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and to close, the superbly cryptic Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark, contender for ‘bird of the trip’

Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark

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One comment on “Goa Gallery

  1. iago80 says:

    Beautiful set of captures. Nice birding!

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