lørdag 12. november 2011

Andaman Islands, Day 11, October 22nd, 2011

Jungle Resort, Havelock Island

The morning-birding did not produce much today, but the regulars were present as always. After breakfast I went to Neill’s Cove on my own to try to get close to the birds again. Today the first birds I saw when I came were two Pacific Reef Herons (Sothegre), one of each color-morph. Four Pacific Golden Plovers (Sibirlo) were also showing off at close distance, and two Common Sandpipers (Strandsnipe) did not see the reason in flying around me when I walked back along the main beach, and kept on flying in short jumps ahead of me. When I got down the beach the Alexandrine Parakeets (Aleksanderparakitt) and a Collared Kingfisher (Jadeisfugl) started to make lots of panic-sounds. I looked up above the tree-tops, and out came a large raptor. I managed to get a few poor record-shots of the bird, but they were good enough that when I compared them to the book afterwards it was clear that it was a Changeable Hawk Eagle (Vekselskogørn). The rest of the day went without the big birds appearing, but two new species in a day is not that bad…..

Species list of the day

·         Pacific Reef Heron (Sothegre)

·         Changeable Hawk Eagle (Vekselskogørn)

·         Pacific Golden Plover (Sibirlo)

·         Common Sandpiper (Strandsnipe)

·         Emerald Pigeon (Smaragddue)

·         Pompadour Green Pigeon (Gulbukgrønndue)

·         Red-breasted Parakeet (Skjeggparakitt)

·         Alexandrine Parakeet (Aleksanderparakitt)

·         Andaman Scops Owl (Andamanugle)

·         White-throated Kingfisher (Kastanjeisfugl)

·         Collared Kingfisher (Jadeisfugl)

·         Asian Fairy Bluebird (Blåalvefugl)

·         Black-naped Oriole (Svartnakkepirol)

·         Great Racket-tailed Drongo (Dragedrongo)

·         Scarlet Minivet (Skarlagenmønjefugl)

·         Red-whiskered Bulbul (Rødørebylbyl)

·         Oriental Magpie Robin (Orientskjæreskvett)

·         Forest Wagtail (Skogerle)

·         Grey Wagtail (Vintererle)
New species today: 2
Total number of species until now: 45

Changeable Hawk-eagle

Common Sandpiper

Pacific Golden Plover

Pacific Golden Plover

Pacific Reef Heron, grey morph

Pacific Reef Heron, white morph

Pacific Reef Heron, white morph

Collared Kingfisher

Collared Kingfisher


Lisa enjoying the water, weather and life in general.

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