Friday, October 16, 2009

Northern Wheatear (?) by Nikhil Devasar from Tal Chhapar today

Nikhil Devasar records another milestone from Tal Chhapar, Churu, Rajasthan today. A Northern Wheatear (ID not clear, though?). A rare bird in our region. And possibly a first for Tal Chhapar.
Photo by Nikhil Devasar.

It may be a Isabelline Wheatear. ID still not clear, a photo showing the back may be helpful.

Horned Lark in Chandigarh region (Morni Hills) by Narbir Kahlon

This Horned Lark was sighted and photographed by Narbir Kahlon on 15 Oct 09 at Morni Hills, Haryana (near Chandigarh). I do not remember anyone else having record it earlier in Haryana or Morni or Chandigarh. Congrats, Narbir.