Saw some good birds from the second floor balcony of our hotel room too, including Peregrine, Shikra, Pied Harrier, Lineated Barbet and Oriental Darter.
|Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus|
Pond Heron Ardeola sp.
But it was the wetland that held most of the interest. My first really good encounter with Plaintive Cuckoo, a species you hear just about everywhere and love lotus beds. Both Bronze-winged and Pheasant-tailed Jacanas were great to watch alongside the more usual Grey-headed Swamphens, White-breasted Waterhens and the occasional Yellow Bittern. A big flock of Lesser Whistling-duck was around.
|Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans|
|Black-eared Kite Milvus migrans lineatus|
|Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus|
|Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata|
|Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis ferugeiceps|
|Oriental Garden Lizard Calotes versicolor|
|Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus|
|Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus|
|Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus|
|Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis|