(thanks for the correction,
that we were really thrilled!
Here the Shikra is, perched upon a eucalyptus tree:
We later saw this bird soaring high in the sky:
(Update, sainath says it's a KESTREL; Shikras do not hover in this way.)
Then it started hovering over its prey:
ASIAN PARADISE FLYCATCHER
and all the other usual birds made their appearance, and I returned a very happy birder, indeed!
The only sad part was, I had not charged the battery of the 20D properly...so all pics are by MLC2 (SX10)!
This rock pool made a lovely picture....
More pics later....we are off to
area early tomorrow!