|Streak throated Woodpecker at |
Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary (CKBS) is around 12 kms from Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and takes around 15 mins by car.
My cousin, Soma, who is an active birder, captured some interesting birding activity last month. With the mercury hitting the highest high last month, Kolkata was burning!
I am sharing some pictures that she took. The birds in the pictures are bathing and quenching their thirst. Some of the birds that she sighted are Streak throated Woodpecker , Common Mynah,Red vented Bulbul, Jungle Babblers, Asian Pied Starling, Orange headed Thrush, Oriental Magpie Robin, Slaty legged Crake, White breasted Waterhen, and White throated Fantail.
I think it might be a good idea to keep a container filled with water in our gardens and terrace, especially in the months of May and June, so that these birds can quench their thirst. During this time many of the water bodies become dry, and these birds have a tough time locating water to quench their thirst.
Who knows you might find a kingfisher quenching its thirst right there in your terrace!
|White throated Fantail, CKBS|