Day 1 we spent shooting the Blue-eared kingfisher near the Tambdi Surla temple. Needless to say it was a lifer for me.
While shooting the kingfisher there were some distractions nearby...
... and we had a quick glance of the historic temple
Next day we were birding near the Bondla forest and this chestnut -tailed starling was having it's breakfast.
The Malabar region is known for the Malabar Grey hornbill. Here is an extreme closeup and I never knew Hornbills had eyelashes !!
this one trying to hold on to a dropping fruit.
The purple sunbird was common
and so was the Black-Hooded Oriole.
A Brown Headed barbet
a Pompadour green pigeon which looked well fed and barely moved
We then move…