Birds of Himalayas- Saat Taal

If Pangot was a birder's paradise, Saat Taal was no less.

This was my 3rd visit to Saat Taal and every time I have been surprised with the diversity I get to see. The evening we reached we saw the beautiful Leothrix ( not a good shot)


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti



From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti



On our way we saw the White capped and Plumbous Redstart near a stream.


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti



From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


 On our way to one of the seven lakes ( Hanuman Taal if I remember right) we saw Buzzards and the amazingly big Fish owl


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti



From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


Next day morning we took a route through the forest. A Grey headed Woodpecker greeted us


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti



The morning walk was really eventful a we saw countless Parakeets, Barbets, Minivets, Bar winged flycatcher, Greater Yellow Nape, Ashy bulbul


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti



From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti



From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


While on our way to Chanphi we saw a grey backed shrike

From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


Chanphi was an amazing stream in the midst of hills and paddy fields. This is where we saw the wall creepers ( unfortunately could not capture) . In addition we saw wagtails, stonechats,


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti



From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti



From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


We then embarked on a rather long road journey to Dehradun on our way to Dhanaulti in the Gharwal region.






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