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The Crested Serpent Eagle

On the trip to K.Gudi (Kyatharayanagudi, if you want to know) property of JLR, for the NTP 2010 meet, one raptor we all saw frequently was the

CRESTED SERPENT EAGLE

We saw the birds in sunshine:

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In shadow... (just look at that "don't tangle with me!" look!)


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and we saw them in the rain...sitting out, patiently, a heavy downpour that lasted all through our first safari....


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and...I actually saw the Crested Serpent Eagle with a serpent...

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Here is something that is, truly, the Eagle Eye!


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For more photographs/posts on this bird (don't expect any Nat Geo stuff)...


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Off tomorrow...

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From tomorrow, I have a series of trips...first, to BR Hills or K Gudi as the resort is called, for a bird survey; as soon as I return, I am going to Hubli/Dharwad with a side-sneak for a day to JLR Dandeli; then off to Mumbai for a wedding, and there is a mailing-list meeting in the middle of it all...In the middle of this, I want VERY much to meet thaths, tariquesani and swatisani and Aasim, too... I think I am going to get all confused and shout, "friends of K Gudi" or " lesser Aasim Nagpurvasii" or "Malabar Pied Casey O'Donnell" or "Foss. in Vaibhogame".....

Will be off the net for a while, during which time, no doubt all of you will produce your most scintiallating posts....