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Once more the magic tree worked.  It was late evening and I was talking to someone when we heard a ‘pecking’ sound on wood.  Now what else could it be.  And in the fading light I saw this woodpecker on the same dry tree near my window.  I rushed to get the camera hoping that technology would handle the poor light conditions.  Luckily it did and here is the shot.

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4 comments so far


Wow Mansoor, what is it with that tree? Lovely colours, the woodpecker just seems so in synch with everything around it. Keep talking with people in the evening, it sure seems to work for nice shots.

March 30th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Hi, Its a Streak Throated Woodpecker !!

April 7th, 2010 at 6:20 am

This is the list of birds we sighted near ‘ACRES WILD FARMSTAY’ during Diwali.

1. Little Egret
2. Cattle Egret
3. Spot-billed duck
4. Northern shovellar
5. Shikra (sitting on garbage bin!)
6. Rufous-bellied hawk eagle
7. Grey junglefowl
8. White breasted waterhen
9. Common coot
10. Spotted dove
11. Rose-ringed parakeet
12. Rock pigeon
13. Asian koel
14. Greater coucal
15. Indian rollers
16. White breasted Kingfisher
17. White cheeked barbet
18. Streak throated woodpecker- leisurely watched as we had tea in the dining room- was pecking away at the nearby tree
19. Common iora
20. Dusky crag martin
21. Black drongo
22. Long tailed shrike
23. Bar-winged flycatcher shrike- a remarkably pretty bird
24. Black bulbul
25. Yellow browed bulbul
26. Red vented bulbul
27. Red whiskered bulbul
28. White browed bulbul?
29. Indian scimitar babbler
30. Jungle myna
31. Jungle babbler- very common
32. Black and orange flycatcher
33. Grey headed canary flycatcher
34. Nilgiri flycatcher
35. Pied bush chat
36. Eurasian black bird
37. Great tit- lots on Doddabetta
38. Black lored tit
39. Velevet fronted nut thatch
40. White browed wagtail
41. Grey wagtail
42. Oriental whie-eye
43. Crimson backed sunbird
44. House sparro
45. Common kestrel

ACRES WILD is a great place for leisurely birding. Other birding areas like Ooty, Doddabetta etc are quite accesible from here.

Mansoor and Tina made us feel welcome, we will go again.

December 10th, 2012 at 10:23 am

Wow Vani, thanks for sharing that list with us. I was not aware that we have such a variety of birds here. Tina is the one who knows more about them but I am sure she will be pleasantly surprised too. Will keep a look out for them and hope to catch some more on camera. Would be greatful if you could share any photos you got of any that we have missed 🙂

December 10th, 2012 at 11:22 am

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