Sunday, April 4, 2010


A visit to Kokkarebellur, even in 38 degree summer heat, is incredibly uplifting. I've been visiting this place frequently, and the health of the breeding population of Storks and Pelicans only seems to get better. This time, I took two new recruits who, I'm guessing, are hooked for life too.
98. Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar)

99. Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus)

100. Jungle Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)
The Jungle Crow was supposed to come in the late 400s, but I caught this pair exhibiting a very strange behavior. They were picking strands of hair from a buffalo's tail, presumably for some padding in the nest. I'd never heard of or seen anything like that before!

101. Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)