Birds From My Goa Garden
Filmed over the last three years from my garden near Mapusa. I'm lucky to live next to a stream, a rice field and a rare piece of old lowland forest.
Several dozen species are represented (though I have seen upwards of 100 species here), including the difficult-to-film Blue-faced malkoha and Black-naped monarch.
Birds of the Kumaon Himalayas
This was filmed during three visits in May, over three years, in Pithoagarh and Kapkot Districts, at altitudes between 1500 and 2000 meters.
Note: The second shot of the Grey bushchat is actually an Ultramarine flycatcher; and a Blue-throated flycatcher is mis-identified as Rufous-bellied nitava.
Birds From My Goa Garden: The Great Pied Hornbill
A rare visit from India's largest and most spectacular forest bird. A pair set to work demolishing an old coconut stump in my garden. They must have flown dozens of kilometers from the nearest wild forest in the Western Ghats.
Music from the CD The Beloved: Yoga of Devotion by my band Bhakti.