lørdag 12. november 2011

Andaman Islands, Day 10, October 21st, 2011

Jungle Resort, Havelock Island

Today I actually slept until eight in the morning, so my regular morning-stroll was cancelled for today. Instead I went to explore Neil’s Cove, a little bay adjacent to the main beach. When we reached the cove a security-guard told us that we were not allowed to go in there. There are restrictions in this cove due to a crocodile eating a tourist-woman there two years earlier. I told the nice man that we were only intending to walk on the beach, and that we would stay away from the water. He allowed us to get in for fifteen minutes, and we were all happy. Neill’s Cove was a very beautiful and picturesque location. White beach and crystal clear water. In addition the birding was great there. Going into the cove I first found a Wood Sandpiper (Grønnstilk). Then I found both Collared Kingfisher (Jadeisfugl) and White-throated Kingfisher (Kastanjeisfugl), before I eventually found a Common Sandpiper (Strandsnipe). When I reached the other end of the cove my girlfriend started talking about that our fifteen minutes were soon over, and we had to head back. Midway along the beach a Dollarbird (Orientråke) came flying over, and the kingfishers were very helpful when I went to photograph them.

Other than this I saw the usual birds in the complex, and I also got to see several Alexandrine Parakeets (Aleksanderparakitt) along the beach.

Species list of the day

·         Pacific Reef Heron (Sothegre)

·         Wood Sandpiper (Grønnstilk)

·         Common Sandpiper (Strandsnipe)

·         Emerald Dove (Smaragddue)

·         Pompadour Green Pigeon (Gulbrystgrønndue)

·         Red-breasted Parakeet (Skjeggparakitt)

·         Long-tailed Parakeet (Langhaleparakitt)

·         Alexandrine Parakeet (Aleksanderparakitt)

·         Andaman Scops Owl (Andamanugle)

·         Dollarbird (Orientråke)

·         White-throated Kingfisher (Kastanjeisfugl)

·         Collared Kingfisher (Jadeisfugl)

·         Asian Fairy Bluebird (Blåalvefugl)

·         Black-naped Oriole (Svartnakkepirol)

·         Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dragedrongo)

·         Brown Shrike (Brunvarsler)

·         Scarlet Minivet (Skarlagenmønjefugl)

·         Red-whiskered Bulbul (Rødørebylbyl)

·         Black-headed Bulbul (Svarthodebylbyl)

·         Oriental Magpie Robin (Orientskjæreskvett)

·         Forest Wagtail (Skogerle)

·         Grey Wagtail (Vintererle)

·         Plain Flowerpecker (Oliveblomsterfugl)

New species today: 5
Total number of species this far: 43

Alexandrine Parakeet

Alexandrine Parakeet

Pompadour Green Pigeon

Collared Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher


Pacific Reef Heron, grey morph

Pavific Reef Heron, grey morph

Common Sandpiper

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