Spotted at Moti Virani during a birding trip with BCSG (Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat) facilitated by CEDO (Centre for Desert and Ocean)
This is a picture I took on our way to Banni Grasslands Reserve from Moti Virani, Kutch near a water body enroute. The couple in this picture is a male and female Spot Billed Duck. They are quite commonly spotted breeding in India, however, did you know one amazing fact about them????
They suffer a postnuptial moult, meaning, they shed all their feathers post nupital!!!!!!
Now if my friend Vimal had known about this before hand, he could have saved his life you know! 😀 😀 😀 Beware of the knot I tell you!!
“To be standing together in a frosty field, looking up into the sky, marvelling at birds and revelling in the natural world around us, was a simple miracle. And I wondered why we were so rarely able to appreciate it.”
― Lynn Thomson,
Well as silly as it might sound, this is the first time I spotted or rather I identified the Baya Weaver. Have seen its nest many times and earlier I could have seen it but wasn’t interested earlier. Finally though I have started to take interest in birds and this world is fascinating I must tell you! 🙂