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Chat on "Migratory birds of India" dated October 18, 2004

    Online Chat “Migratory birds of India” dated 18th October , 2004

    Susan Welcome to IWC chat on "Migratory Birds of India"

    Susan Nice to see you, Sashi

    Sashikumar Thank you, Susan

    Susan I really appreciate the fact that you travelled 26km to access the internet so that you can participate.

    Susan While we wait for others to join in, may be you can start your introduction.

    Susan How long have you been bird watching?

    Sashikumar The migratory birds have started to arrive here this season also as usual. The leaf warblers are here; so are some of the waders like Common sandpiper, Common Redshank etc. I've been witnessing this since I started bird watching 25 years ago.

    Susan These birds you are referring to are "local migrators" are they?

    Sashikumar As far as Kerala is concerned, most of the migrants are long distance travellers. Some of the leaf warblers do breed in the Himalayas. The Common Sandpiper also breeds within Indian limits in the Himalayas.

    Susan What about the sandpipers and red shank- Do they also breed in India?

    Susan I had been to Bharatpur last week. The water levels there are very low. So painted storks had not yet come. Usually they start nesting early oct.

    Sashikumar The Painted Stork is a local migrant to Kerala, it seems. They breed in Tamilnadu and Karnataka. Breeding colonies like Ranganathittu and Koondakulam are not far from Kerala, interestingly. State boundaries are not for birds, of course.

    Susan Where in Kerala can one see the painted stork and during which month?

    Sashikumar There are only sporadic sightings of this stork in Kerala. Walayar reservoir near Palakkad is one place where there had been several sightings over the years.

    Susan hi Swagat!

    Swagat Hi

    Susan Where are you from Swagat?

    Swagat Mumbai and I am very much interested in Documentation of Wildlife.

    Sashikumar Sorry, have to sign out. This internet cafe closes at 8.00 PM.

    Susan Tell us where you have been documenting birds in particular.

    Susan Sashi , hope to see you next month when we discuss crane migration. Please do stay as long as you can.

    Swagat Mostly at Pashan Lake and Kavadi Near Pune and at Uran near Mumbai.

    Susan Do you have a question for Sashi our expert today?

    Swagat Yes, What's the ideal period for documentation of Birds in Kerala?

    Susan Looks like Sashi has signed out. He was logging in from a cafe which closes at 8.

    Swagat Ok! No problem. Will you please Tell me the sites around Delhi

    Susan You can mail your question to crgoshawk@hotmail.com

    Susan Alternate email csashikumar@rediffmail.com

    Susan Around Delhi the best site is Bharatpur & then Sultanpur, Okhla barrage

    Susan Are you documenting by counting, photographs/videos?

    Swagat next month I am planning for Dudhwa and Pangot. While returning I will be in Delhi.

    Swagat Photographs and Video. I have my own Brodcast Quality Panasonic DG-AVX 102A Mini DV Camera.

    Susan Next month should be ideal for Sultanpur & Okhla. By Dec Jan there will be too much fog.

    Swagat How long is Sultanpur?

    Susan That is nice. Are you doing it as a hobby?

    Susan Sultanpur is in Gurgaon, From central Delhi about 40 km

    Swagat Yes it's my serious hobby.

    Susan Pl. get in touch when you are in Delhi. I stay in Gurgaon, it will be nice to meet you. I also have a serious hobby of documenting wildlife.

    Swagat By profession I am a Director & Producer of Theatre as well as Documentaries and Short Films.

    Susan If you have any nature/wildlife productions of your own, we can put the details on our video page.

    Swagat I have heard and read lot about your projects and definitely will be in touch with you.

    Susan Now, I think I have to sign off. Thank you for coming in.

    Swagat OK, Nice to meet you.

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