Birding among tea gardens in Munnar
Most of the birding was during morning walks. The first one was an Indian Yellow Tit just outside of our balcony
A while later a Vernal hanging parrot dropping it's food... oops !!
The first lifer was a Hill Swallow ( Hirundo (tahitica) Domicola) again similar to the Pacific swallow found only in the Nilgiri belt and Sri Lanka
A juvenile Blue rock thrush female ( ID To be confirmed)
and another lifer, the Nilgiri Flowerpecker!! It is now treated as a separate species than Plain flower pecker
While we went for a day long trip to Chinnar wildlife sanctuary the timing as well as the availability of wildlife was a disappointment. We just spotted a wild elephant and a Grey-backed shrike.
Good to see a few lifers. Not an exhaustive birding trip though I understand that Munnar has good potential.