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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 9922271840) who certainly knew all the sites and was able to find some great birds for us.
First up, Asian Openbill
Pacific Golden Plover
Great Knot, with Greater & Lesser Sand Plover
The gorgeous Small Pratincole
Barn Owl, roosting just above our favourite hotel bar!
Indian Peafowl, easy enough to see in the distance, but surprisingly difficult to photograph
White-bellied Sea Eagle on an early morning ‘fly by’
Female Pallid Harrier
Finally, a couple of species seen on a bit of waste ground close to Panjim City – Desert Wheatear
and to close, the superbly cryptic Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark, contender for ‘bird of the trip’