This weekend was not different from other weekends. And why to make it different when I get a chance to enjoy with nature, listen the rares and shot the colors. After deciding the place, me and Sushil reached to Ragihalli on Saturday. Though we know the birding group(bngbirds) going at the same place on Sunday but if treasure is big, we need at least 2 days.

purple rumbed sunbird (Male and Female)

purple rumbed sunbird (Male and Female)

Green Bee Eater ..in the grass land

Green Bee Eater ..in the grass land

We stopped our bikes at the hotspot of Ragihalli. Though burnt grassland gave a sense of bad feeling but we moved inside and as said, treasure were waiting. Huuppp-Huuuppp, huuupp-huuupp and this first bird I got was Hoopoe. A lovely bird and not very common. Moving forward, we say Black shouldered Kite, what a lovely bird it is.. we got busy in admiring the beauty of that bird, till that time it ran away. We got her back again. A dense tree with one side a White breasted Kingfisher sitted, one side a coppersmith barbet, one side two parakeet were playing and in the center a spotted owlet was watching us.. Alright, One by one 🙂

Shikra(Male)

Shikra(Male)

White belled Drongo

White belled Drongo

I loved it. But we were in a short time frame and heart was saying NO but work demanded us to back. Sunday we had to join the birding group. And here came Sunday. When we reached, we saw hundred of people(hmm, may be 50), waiting for sunrise. Deepa told, it was supposed to be at 6.20 AM. Nevertheless, idea was to go to Ramakrishna Mission School ,Shivanahalli(Ashrama). Just entering into the place, as usual, I liked the words of Vivekanand written on the wall…”To be good and to do good, that is the whole of religion”. Swami ji had taken us in the forest area, which is in parallel to National Park area. Flycatcher, one of us said. I can sense it, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher has a lovely water flowing sound. We got it, she was sitting near bike’s mirror and watching her face in mirror.. o man, you got a lovely face :)).

Shikra Female

Shikra Female

CopperSmith Barbet - 2 Shots

CopperSmith Barbet

Bushchat, Male

Bushchat, Male

Yellow eyed Babbler - First time shot

Yellow eyed Babbler

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Hoopoe

Hoopoe

Rose Ringed Parakeets..

Rose Ringed Parakeets..

Male and Female Indian Robin

Male and Female Indian Robin

Bay backed Shrike

Bay backed Shrike

Ticktell's Blue Flycatcher

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher