Goa, Day 11, 20 February 2012 - Palolem Beach

Escape from Baga, part 3! We'd booked a couple of nights in a plus guesthouse in Palolem in south Goa towards the end of our trip to unwind and relax. That meant I didn't do too much birding but still managed the odd goodie.

Santosh gave us a good price to take us down there abd collect us 2 days later. On the journey down Indian Roller, 2 Pied Stonechats, several Great White Egrets and a White-eyed Buzzard were seen from the car. The rest of the day was spent leisurely strolling along Palolem beach where waders are quite numerous at low tide - c10 Kentish Plovers, 4 Greater Sandplovers and c25 Common Sandpipers. Black and Brahminy Kites were joined by 4 White-bellied Sea Eagles over the bay and then while sitting at the north end of the beach a very surprising Indian Vulture flew over and headed inland. Other than that there was Greenish Warbler and Oriental Magpie Robin near the guesthouse and a Blue Rock Thrush at the north end of the beach on a rock in the sea.    

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