“This area is prohibited for entry” -Settle the matter. This is what one person told me when I was on a photo shot at Manchanabele dam. One of the greatest place for bird watching near Bangalore. Wide like infinity. Nevertheless, I told him that lets meet the in-charge of this place and then we will settle down the matter. Quite rudely he left and this is not the only case. Most of the lakes are in isolated area around Bangalore and this is story of each lake, including Jigani Lake and other lakes.

Back to the matter, it was again a pleasing experience. I decided to move around the lake and Sushil decided to move in the forest. I will wait for his post as part 2 or so :).

The capture started with a beautiful Blue Kingfisher, sitting on stone near water side.

Blue KIngfisher

Blue Kingfisher

Moving Little forward, I saw a female Marsh Harrier, eagerly waiting for prey.

Marsh Harrier Female

Marsh Harrier Female

And one oriental Honey Buzzard also making its move.

Oriental Honey buzzard

Oriental Honey buzzard

In summer season, or I guess in any season you will see lot of birds on the grass land near the lake or water side. It help them in reaching for water easily. I noticed Starling and Tailorbird.

Brahminy Straling

Brahminy Straling

Common Tailorbird

Common Tailorbird

Just, we said Wow .. we got a plover, ringed plover walking on the ground. Such a small lovely bird. I am glad that I am able to capture it on ground and in flight too.

Ringed Plover

Ringed Plover

Ringed Plovers

Ringed Plovers in flight

And in the meantime a funny incident happened, Purple Heron try to make some room on a stone shared by Cormorants but she was not able to do so.

Purple Heron and Little Cormorants

Purple Heron and Little Cormorants

This is the way, I guess they digest food 🙂

Little Cormorants

Little Cormorants

Two Laughing Doves were deeply busy in searching their food/insect on ground.

Laughing Doves

Laughing Doves

I guess this is booted wobbler, who was not feeling comfortable.

Booted Wabbler

Booted Wobbler

While coming back, Our state bird was posing on a pillar:

Indian Roller

Indian Roller

There are still so many photo to upload but I guess the blog size is going big.But allow me to add 1-2 more pictures :).

My fav. Bulbul, almost got the food to eat.

White-browed Bulbul

White-browed Bulbul

Jerdon’s Bushlark(I doubt) was finding insects at ground level.

Jerdon's bushlark

Jerdon's bushlark

And a pied bushchat, not in bush but on stone.

Pied Bushchat

Pied Bushchat