After arriving early doors and dropping our luggage into the rooms of a nearby hotel we sped of through the hussle and bustle of Delhi to Sultanpur. Upon arrival the first bird we saw was a Common Hawk-Cuckoo that flew into the tree above us, giving very nice views indeed.
And a short while later we were watching our main target species here, when a male Sind Sparrow was spotted calling from a lakeside Acacia. We spent quite a while watching this localised species as he performed admirably right in front of us.
|This stunner is a male Sind Sparrow|
Nearby a Baillon’s Crake flew into a patch of reeds beside the bund we were walking along and the last new bird of the tour was a drake Ferruginous Duck in a large flock of commoner wildfowl.
As always there were lots of other birds around such as Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Indian Spotted Eagle, Booted Eagle, Western Marsh Harrier, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Long-tailed Minivet, Greenish and Hume’s Warblers, and many others.
So after a picnic lunch we returned to our hotel and the conclusion of our tour.