Birds of Kolkata

I happened to be in Kolkata for my winter vacation. While staying in Salt lake I happened to visit " Bon Bitan" ( forest garden) regularly for my morning walks. I was amazed to see the variety of birds seen in winter. Tried to capture a few when I carried my lens.

Since it surrounds "jheels" water birds like Heron, egrets, Kingfishers and cormorants were common. Bee eaters, woodpeckers, Koels, Drongos, parrots were also seen in abundance. I was surprised to see Golden Orioles and Roller birds.


Have tried to capture a few here:


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata



From Birds of Kolkata




Also made a visit to " Sabuj deep" ( Green Island) a delta in the Ganges near to Balagarh in the district of Hooghly. While it looked like a common picnic spot and did not get to see too many birds, I did see the Shikra, Treepies and Drongos in abundance.


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata


From Birds of Kolkata



From 2010 Dec Kolkata
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