Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sunday Birding at Dumna in Jabalpur

It appeared to be dull birding day. I had gone alone to Dumna Road. The dense forest around the Khandari Lake is well preserved. This is what is known as Dumna Nature Reserve. The reserve forest outside the reserve is in a mess. Since years this beautiful forest patch has been subject to the woodcutters axe.   

I did see some interesting feathers:
Bay Backed Shrike
Long Tail Shrike
White Eyed Buzzard
Common Stonechat
Indian Robin
Common Chiffchaff
Grey Francolin
Jungle Bush Quail
Black Redstart
Red Breasted Flycatcher
Chestnut Tailed Starling
Rosy Pastor
Black Drongo
Plum Headed Parakeet
Great Tit
Roseringed Parakeet
Common Tailorbird
Plain Prinia
Grey Breasted Prinia
Ashy Prinia
House Sparrow
Chestnut Shouldered Petronia
White Naped Woodpecker
Black Rumped Flameback
Indian Roller
Brahminy Myna
Common Myna
Purple Sunbird
Paddyfield Pipit
Ashy Crowned Sparrow Lark
Rufous Tailed Lark
White Browed Wagtail
Red Wattled Lapwing 

A day well spent but the forest destruction appalled me. A large junk of land has been given to IIIT institute. A five star hotels in being planned besides the expansion of airport which will devour more natural land. 

This is development????????  

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