Five-Years Ago (01-March-2016) — India

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 56: Palaces and Princes Field Trip. Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana National Park, India.

Morning guided walkabout at the Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana National Park: Bar-headed Goose, Northern Shovler, Indian Spot-billed Duck, Indian Peafowl, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Yellow-footed Green-Pigeon, Eurasian Moorhean, Eurasian Coot, White-breasted Waterhen, Red-wattled Lapwing, Bronze-winged Jacana, Asian Openbill, Painted Stork, Oriental Darter, Little Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Indian Cormorant, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Indian Pond-Heron, Glossy Ibis, Black-headed Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Indian Spotted Eagle, White-throated Kingfisher, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Rufous Treepie, Red-vented Bulbul, Jungle Babbler, Brahminy Starling. My eBird Checklist. I think this is a record for the number of different bird species in one day.


Morning guided walkabout at the Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning guided walkabout at the Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning guided walkabout at the Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning guided walkabout at the Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning guided walkabout at the Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning guided walkabout at the Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning guided walkabout at the Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning guided walkabout at the Bharatpur–Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Five-Years Ago (01-March-2016) — India

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 56: Palaces and Princes Field Trip. Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur County, Rajasthan, India.

Midday walkabout at the Laxmi Vilas Palace: Purple Sunbird. My eBird Checklist. At first I thought this was a hummingbird, but apparently there are not any hummingbirds in India.


Midday walkabout at the Laxmi Vilas Palace. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Five-Years Ago (01-March-2016) — India

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 56: Palaces and Princes Field Trip. Agra Fort and Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, Agra County, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Agra Fort and Oberoi Amarvilas: Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon). My eBird Checklist.


Agra Fort and Oberoi Amarvilas. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Five-Years Ago (28-February-2016) — India

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 54: Cochin (Kochi) India.

Viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey docked at Port Cochin, India: Indian Pond-Heron, Black Kite. My eBird Checklist.


Viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey in the evening while docked at the Cochin Port. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Five-Years Ago (27-February-2016) — India

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 53: Arrival in Cochin (Kochi) India.

Viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey on the Laccadive Sea during the morning while approaching Kochi, India: Brahminy Kite, House Crow. My eBird Checklist.


Viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey on the Laccadive Sea. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey in the evening while docked at the Cochin Port: Indian Cormorant. My eBird Checklist.

Indian Cormorant. (David J Mathre)
Three Indian Cormorants in flight viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey while docked at Port Cochin. Kochi (Cochin), India. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 195 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)