In Pakistan, winter is in full swing, and snowfall in high altitude areas so many birds are migrating to low altitude areas like Margalla Hills, Islamabad. After a long absence, I decided to visit some birding spots in a remote area of Islamabad. So I visited Lehtrar area where there are many waterfalls and streams. I knew that in this area many waterbirds visit every year. So on this trip, I saw White-capped redstart, Plumbeous water redstart, Brown crake, and White-throated Kingfisher, which also live around water streams and catch fish.
On this trip, I also saw a lifer bird for me. I have been searching for this bird for years in Margalla and finally today I photographed it. This bird is a Winter wren that lives in cold stream water. This is a tiny bird-like 8 cm and also very agile, so it is very difficult to photograph it. I also got some record shots and hope next time I will get some closer encounter.
During this birding trip, I also saw some common birds like Jungle babbler, Red-vented Bulbul, Common myna, and Variegated laughing thrush. Margalla Hills, Islamabad is very rich in wildlife and nearly 4 hundred bird species live here and many new migratory birds also visit. Hope in the coming days I will also discover some new birds.
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