Very near to Malenadu(Rain Home), Bhadravati offers a good variety of birds and some of those endemic to western ghats. I stayed to my relative and have fun of having home food and excellent birding. Rain hinders up to do continuous birding but it was exciting. Enjoy some of the pictures.

How to go Bhadravati – Very easy, there are more than 10 train, which goes to Shimoga. One train start from Bangalore at 12 night and reach there at 4.30 morning (good for birders). Though I didn’t roamed around much, Bhadra Dam, Tiger Forest, 100 km around Jog falls, lot of famous lakes in Shimoga.

Where to stay – I don’t know. You can always go to my relative home :-).

30 km ahead, Chikmagalur will start and hence even bhadravati has some species of western ghat birds.

 

Little Heron

Little Heron – My first time view.

chestnut headed bee-eater, a western ghat beauty

chestnut headed bee-eater, a western ghat beauty

Black-rumped Flameback Woodpecker

Black-rumped Flameback Woodpecker

red whiskered bulbul - about to feed the child

red whiskered bulbul – about to feed the child

Red Whiskered Bulbul Juv

Red Whiskered Bulbul Juv

lesser whisling ducks

lesser whisling ducks

My daughter Kriti and my relative

My daughter Kriti and my relative

Crimson Backed Sunbird

Crimson Backed Sunbird

Yellow Footed Pigeon

Yellow Footed Pigeon

Purple Rumped Sunbird -- Male

Purple Rumped Sunbird — Male

Purple Rumped Sunbird - Female

Purple Rumped Sunbird – Female

Scaly breasted Munia - at our relative home

Scaly breasted Munia – at our relative home

Peafowl - There were a group of 10 peacockqPeafowl - There were a group of 10 peacock

Peafowl – There were a group of 10 peacockqPeafowl – There were a group of 10 peacock

Greater Coucal

Greater Coucal – a common village bird.

ID don't know

ID don’t know

Early Misty Morning - a pair of Indian Grey Hornbill

Early Misty Morning – a pair of Indian Grey Hornbill

Wire Tailed Swallow - common in all swallows at Bhadra

Wire Tailed Swallow

Common Woodshrike

Common Woodshrike

Orange Minivet - Female

Orange Minivet – Female. Completely contradict with her name. In birds as well, names are male dominant.

Orange Minivet

Orange Minivet

ID don't know

ID don’t know

Common Indian Toad

Common Indian Toad

Don't know the ID

Don’t know the ID

Common Indian Toad

Common Indian Toad

common caster pair enjoying the rain

common caster pair enjoying the rain

baya weaver searching insects in dry grass

baya weaver searching insects in dry grass

Baya Weaver male, collecting mud for his nest

Baya Weaver male, collecting mud for his nest