Manchanabele Dam also spelled as Manchanbele, Manchinabele, Manchinbele dam. I have never got its spelling write and have to rely on Google to help me out. Its about 40kms from Bangalore on Mysore Road.

As usual we started very early and reached the Dam when it was still dark. After wandering for some time, we started seeing some birds.  Nice place and lots of new birds for us.

Early morning it was quite dark and all of us were completely thrilled with cold as again like last time photography equipments were there but body warming cloths were not there. Me and Vaibhav decided to go for a run and at that time, we saw two black kites, probably making the day plan :). Clearly the dawn was visible backside to them. After that, we decided to move in one direction, though we were not clear but birds sound made our path. Sunbirds were busy in search of morning breakfast.

Pair of Black Kite

Pair of Black Kite

Purple Sunbird got the breakfast

Purple Sunbird got the breakfast

Loten's Sunbird

Loten's Sunbird

Purple Rumped SunBird(Female)

Purple Rumped SunBird(Female) searching in flower

Moving down to dam side, we saw Pied Wagtail and Common Kingfisher probably in seek of Insects and Fishes.

Pied Wagtail spotted at Manchinabele, searching for early morning breakfast.

Pied Wagtail searching for breakfast

Common Kingfisher spotted far

Common Kingfisher searching for breakfast too

Soon we saw more water birds like Grey Heron, Red Watted Lapwing, Little Cormorant.

Red Watted Lapwing spotted at manchanebele

Red Watted Lapwing

Little Cormorant spotted at Manchinabele Dam. Flying wings.

Little Cormorant with open wings

Its our first time, we saw Red-rumped Swallow and Barn Swallow both.

Red-rumped Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

On the way to return back, we spotted Bulbuls, Bush-Chat, Bee eaters and Munia’s and Laughing Dove(I always find it in angry mode, why we call it Laughing Dove, probably his sounds is like Laugh)

ReD vented bulbul spotted at manchanebele

Red vented bulbul

Laughing Dove spotted at manchanebele

Laughing Dove

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Juvenile Black-Headed Munia

Silverbill

On the grassland side, we saw Indian Robin(Male and Female).

Indian Robin - Male

Indian Robin - Male

Indian Robin - Female

Indian Robin - Female

Green Bea Eaters

Green Bea Eaters

Paddyfield Pipit spotted at Manchinabele Dam

Paddyfield Pipit

White-Browed Fantail-Flycatcher

White-Browed Fantail-Flycatcher

Pied Bushcat Male

Pied Bushcat Male

And the journey Cont.. Now I am tired of Embedding Images, so rest can be viewed at :

Sushil: Here
Vaibhav: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaibhavkumar/tags/manchanebele/
Priyanka: http://www.flickr.com/photos/priyankavarma/

Prashant and Pratima Photo’s will come soon here.

And some more:

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Fishing

Fishing

Common Iora

Common Iora

Chestnut-tailed Starling

Chestnut-tailed Starling