It was a republic day morning and the journey started with the vision to see “Valley School”, but after 1.5 hours of finding, we decided that lets go to Hebbal. We were not able to find valley school, though from map it looked like we reached very near to the place. Anyway, when we reached Hebbal Lake it was 8.20 AM. Very soon, Priyanka and Sushil able to spot the new birds which we saw first time – Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher and Great Tit.

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Great Tit

Great Tit

Moving forward we have spotted lot of Koels both Male and Female. Looks like its a place for Asian Koel Only :).

Purple Swamphen

Purple Swamphen

Asian Koel Female

Asian Koel Female

Asian Koel Male

Asian Koel Male

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Spot-Billed Duck and Spotted Dove were also our new finding. By the way, Making Sushil as leader, we had bypassed the boundary of Hebbal Lake. If you noticed Hebbal lake at the end is covered with some tin. Other side beauty is much different than this side. We crossed it and went other side of it. I can bet very few of us have spotted Green Bee eater in Hebbal. But on the other side, there are more than half a dozen bee eaters. In the seek of Kingfisher(which I was never able to spot in Hebbal), I was moving forward. Oops, I saw a blue color bird flying… nothing but a white throated Kingfisher. Meanwhile, Priyanka from one side waved “A kingfisher here” and same words by Sushil from other side. Bingoo !!

Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove

Spot-Biled Duck

Spot-Billed Duck

Sunbirds and Herons are most beautiful and common bird which we can see in Hebbal Lake. I guess, we viewed almost all Sunbird and Heron.

Purple Rumped Sunbird (male)

Purple Rumped Sunbird (male)

Pond Heron

Pond Heron

And I remember the confusing sound of Squirrel and Birds. I mean there is nothing confusing but the excitement of sound itself is confusing.

A Sad Squarrel

A Sad Squarrel

Black Kite

Black Kite - Flight

Small Green Bee eater

Small Green Bee eater

Red Wattled Lapwing

Red Wattled Lapwing

White Breasted Kingfisher

White Breasted Kingfisher

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia

White-Cheeked Barbet

White-Cheeked Barbet

Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike

Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove

Ashy Drongo (Embedded Image Inside)

Ashy Drongo

Cormorant

Great Cormorant

Plain Flowerpecker

Plain Flowerpecker

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Large Pied Wagtail (Embedded Images Inside)

Large Pied Wagtail