Not dirty before, now it is a bit dirty Why kill birds? You can’t come, Hi friends! Welcome to my channel WildIndiaTravels For those who love bird watching, another important birding spot in the vicinity of Kolkata is Boshipota in Hooghly. You can easily reach here by train from Uttarpara.
Toto is available from the Raghunathpur market to reach here. Boshipota is a hot topic for birders It is very usual in winter People come here for this awesome landscape and some migratory birds like buntings etc.
You won’t find any migratory waterfowl here because there is no big waterbody There are many migratory birds that are feeding on grains Bunting, bluethroat, rubythroat, etc. are pretty common here One can easily take photos here That is why birdwatchers like this place very much The morning is quite foggy Experience is nice The activity of the birds began once the fog gets cleared.
Weather of birds
The activity is moderate now Birders are waiting for good weather Every winter Boshipota becomes an indispensable destination for bird lovers as some very rare birds can be seen here. Moreover, a lot of grain-hungry birds come here in the habitat of the crops. The activity of the birds began once the fog gets cleared. First of all, let’s talk about Red-Headed Bunting. From Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, etc.
Unique and other things about Boshipota
this bird travels a long distance to different parts of our country in winter. We also take this opportunity to meet them. Not to mention that another star attraction here is Yellow Breasted Bunting. Many birds that come over China during migration are caged and this bird is now critically endangered due to caging, according to the IUCN. Here I found flocks of baya weaver birds. They fly in flocks. They sit and eat grains. It is a very nice scene.
If you take a closer look, you will see streaked weavers and black-breasted weavers in the flock of that baya weavers. Then I got to see Scaly Breasted Munias. They were also jumping on this branch in groups. All the birds I have shown till now have one common feature It is their beak structure They are mostly grain-eating birds So their beak is small and triangular-shaped ideal for eating grains another bird have the same type of beak structure It is a very common bird that we got to see in our surroundings If you know the name, let me know in comment section Many bluethroats and rubythroats can be found here in field After some refreshment, we started watching birds again In the field we got many wagtails Beside the small waterholes we found sandpipers and snipes We got Eurasian wryneck in a branch.
Bird lovers and photographers come here every winter to watch birds They tried their best to ignore the adverse climatic condition but sometimes they walk on the crop fields local farmers are very annoyed for this reason We should be more careful while birdwatching Today HEAL and Birdwatchers’ society members caught some local boys red-handed when they were trying to kill birds They were taught that birds are our friends and we should not kill them If you want to watch birds better come early in the morning If you come later you can find less activity though you may get raptors morning was good here with good activity morning birding time is 9.30 am. – 10 am. after that you may not be able to find a good number of birds In the morning baya flock was huge, around 500 counts Previously Boshipota was not so dirty now I feel it is dirtier than before Many thermocol plates and used plastics are dumped everywhere I think many tourists come here and make this place dirty We should try to stop this We should refrain the local children from killing birds.