Finally we reached to Valley School – they say a heaven for bird watchers. Its a huge open area, I guess around 3-4 Kms. Asking for the permission at Gate, he said – Please put the bikes here and go. We moved into the gate which is parallel to the school main gate. The first bird we spotted was a SparrowHawk and a new bird for us. Though there was some confusion of it from Black Kite and Shikra but at home we identified it correctly (hopefully 🙂 ).

Shikra male spotted at Valley School

Shikra male

Small Minivet spotted at Valley School

Small Minivet

Bird that is in abundance in Valley School are Bulbuls. We spotted 3 of its kind. Red-Vented, Red Whiskered and White-Browed. Moving forward, path got split in 2-3 directions, no clue where to go. We decided to cover all 1 by 1. Soon, we were able to spot Copper Smith Barbet and Minivet. Both of them were new for us.

Scaly Breasted Munia spotted at valley school

Scaly Breasted Munia (Immature and Adult)

Purple Sunbird

Purple Sunbird

Moving to one direction, we saw some water storage. We waited there for the hope of some birds :). Finally, we were able to spot Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (a bird which is not very shy). On the path coming back, we also spotted Fantail Flycatcher.

Copper Smith Barbet

Copper Smith Barbet

Tickell's Blue FlyCatcher

Tickell's Blue FlyCatcher

It was already of more than 3 hours of roaming. One of our friends offered us Bread Sandwitch which was like must at that time. Discussing about Camera, Lens, Binoculars .. We decided to have one more round. We spotted Munia, Babbler, Bush-lark and Prinia.

Marshall's Iora

Common Iora

White Browed Bulbul (Embedded Images Inside)

White Browed Bulbul

Started for home back, around 12.00 Noon.. Bingoo !! We spotted Shikra. Again, our first time view. We were walking with deep concentration, meanwhile a jungle rabbit jumped and ran away. It was exciting to see some wild life as well.

White-throated Fantail Flycatcher

White-throated Fantail Flycatcher

Jungle Rabbit

Jungle Rabbit

Besra Sparrowhawk

Female Oriental Honey Buzzard

Singing Bush-lark

Jerdon’s Bush-lark

Scaly-breasted Munia (Embedded Images Inside)

Scaly-breasted Munia

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Juv. Scaly-breasted Munia

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Small Green Bee eater

Small Green Bee eater

White throated Kingfisher

White throated Kingfisher

Yellow-billed Babbler

Yellow-billed Babbler