An expanse of pristine sandy shore beside the blue sea with the tiny green islets jutting out of the water, the glittery golden sand on the other side of the estuary lining the seaward side and within lies the tall Casuarina forest… all sounds like an elucidation of a surreal landscape. What if a boon in the form of some fluttering aerial creatures is added to the scene? It would absolutely be the cherry on the cake. Devbagh beach with its avian life was something like and we had a delightful experience of birdwatching here.
My previous post was about my stay in Devbagh Beach Resort, where I promised for a separate post on birdwatching. (Read my previous post on Devbagh.)
I keep my promises and so I am here with some of the birds that we saw during our short stay in Devbagh.
With all the story said, here the images of these pretty winged creatures will do all the talking.
Tiny to large footmarks were engraved on the wet sands. The Sandpipers had their feet in this work.
Not just a single species but the other water bird too got their feet dirty.
The sky was dominated by Kites and Eagles. The Brahminy Kites braving the strong sea winds gracefully glided above us.
Tiny Plovers were gently wading through the waves in search of tiny crustaceans.
The Reef Heron that was resting near the pier remained undisturbed by our presence.
The magnificent White-bellied Sea Eagle that was flying high above all decided to rest for a while on a high branch of Casuarina.
The Casuarina forest was the perfect home for many species of birds. The calls of the Black Hooded Oriole and the woodpecker helped us track them fast. But the Rufous Woodpecker was well camouflaged to be tracked.
Our Early morning nature walk was pleasing enough with the first sighting of a couple of Peahens taking a walk very close to the sea and leaving behind the biggest footmark on the sand. While the Peahens were near the beach the Peacock was in the green.
Low light in the morning did not favour a good picture of the Peahens. With the increasing light capturing them was easier.
Birds of prey and the others, Devbagh had them all and in this short time, we were satisfied by all that we have seen.