After the excellent birding report from Vaibhav at Manchanabele Dam and my post on Manchanabele Dam without birds, here’s Part 2 for you completing our birding report. We started with a Blue Kingfisher and then another one. What a start it was. Starting your day with beautiful Blue Kingfisher.

Post this, as usual we got separated in no time, he was roaming near water, while I decided to check a little far away.

I saw a Pied Wagtail close by, infact two of them on the ground.

Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail

A little ahead and there was a Purple Sunbird. Very beautiful looking bird, singing nice songs. He offered one of the closest view.

Purple Sunbird - Male

Purple Sunbird - Male

Then it was my all time favourite, Little Green Bee-Eater.

Little Green Bee-Eater

Little Green Bee-Eater

Little Green Bee-Eater

Little Green Bee-Eater

After some time I spotted a bird which I first thought was a Babbler. As I went closer, I figured its something different, which I haven’t spotted earlier. To me it seems to be Bristled Grass-Warbler“. You guys will have to identify and confirm.

Bristled Grass-Warbler

Bristled Grass-Warbler

Some more Bee-Eaters and Barn Swallows.

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

On a tree there was a Booted Warbler which was very active at that point of time.

Booted Warbler

Booted Warbler

On the other side, I saw some movement, this was Brahminy Starling.

Brahminy Starling

Brahminy Starling

Some lovely flower on the ground.

Flower

Flower

Red Vented Bulbul, its always good to see them around chirping.

Red Vented Bulbul

Red Vented Bulbul

Very far away I spotted a bird of prey, which was difficult to identify from naked eyes. I loved the lens and teleconverter combination which I use. Managed to get this picture. Looks like a White Eyed Buzzard.

White Eyed Buzzard

White Eyed Buzzard

Lovely Little Green Bee-Eater once again.

Little Green Bee-Eater

Little Green Bee-Eater

There was a Chameleon on a rock.

Chameleon

Chameleon

There was a Purple Rumped Sunbird and I call this a Bullet Shot. In fact Manchanabele Dam is full of Sunbirds, I have been there twice and both the time, I have seen a lot of Sunbirds.

Purple Rumped Sunbird - Male

Purple Rumped Sunbird - Male

Loten's Sunbird

Loten's Sunbird

 

Loten's Sunbird

Loten's Sunbird

And all of a sudden a very sweet bird call took my attention. It was hard to spot. But once I spotted, it was this beautiful looking Common Iora – Female.

Common Iora - Female

Common Iora - Female

Following her was a Common Iora – Male.

Common Iora - Male

Common Iora - Male

Common Iora - Male

Common Iora - Male

After some time they left us and I saw this mysterious looking bird on the same tree. I guess its Common Crested Lark.

Common Crested Lark

Common Crested Lark

Vaibhav has already shared the story of someone demanding money from him saying photography is prohibited here and after watching the lark I joined Vaibhav and then a Purple Heron trying to share the stone with Cormorants incedence happened.

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

Some Red Wattled Lapwing were also spotted.

Red Wattled Lapwing

Red Wattled Lapwing

A Rufous-Backed Shrike was also spotted.

Rufous-Backed Shrike

Rufous-Backed Shrike

After some more time we decided to head back to Bangalore. On the way we spotted Indian Roller. Offlate, we have started spotting Indian Rollers.

Indian Roller

Indian Roller

Overall, excellent birding for us. Worth travelling to Manchanabele Dam for birding. Give it a try!