Saturday, September 19, 2009
Village ponds are full, grass is green and flowering
I have yet to see Crested Serpent Eagle of this season, they usually arrive by September end and stay here till March end. Paddyfield are looking rich green, tall grass thickets along the ponds, the canals and the countryside roads are bursting in silky white flowers. Birds, particularly, sparrows, weavers will feed on the seeds of these flower heads towards the end of October, which will keep them well fed till February.
On a babul tree near the flooded paddyfield, I saw a pair of Spot-breasted Munias taking nesting material to their nest. Did hear their musical calls. A Sarus Pair in the paddyfield crouching low, Black Ibises in good numbers. This Little Cormorant looked pretty on a dry tree, trying to dry its wings. Lot of butterflies all around.