Monday, October 12, 2009
Some of the bird images sent by Surat Singh Poonia, Tal Chhapar, Churu, Rajasthan today. Long-billed Pipit (not sure, though), Oriental Turtle Dove, and some of the 54 Yellow-eyed Pigeons.
This is Shaneen Falcon, seen and photographed near Berwala Bird Safari, Morni Hills, Chandigarh on 10 Oct 09, by Narbir Kahlon in the company of Navjit Singh. Looked like an Oriental Hobby also, but experts identified it as a resident species of Peregrine Falcon known as Shaheen Falcon. I do not remember anyone else having seen or reported it from Chandigarh area in the last 10 years, at least.