Trip ends with a beautiful sighting of Indian Jackal and Wild Boar.

Indian Jackal

Indian Jackal

Wild Boar

Wild Boar

Grizzled giant squirrel

Grizzled giant squirrel

This is my trip report of Cauvery Wildlife or Cauvery River. Before reaching to the place, we got a very happening river. All sorts of action was around the river. A pond heron with a fish bigger than his mouth, a flying Lesser whistling duck, common coot with his full family, 2 brahminy kites on attack to the cooti-kid, a rat snake also with the attacking mood.  Here I will post some of the pictures around that lake, please don’t ask me which lake, what lake, these are not existing on map. Sometimes, fortune becomes experience. I wished I would be that lady who was cleaning clothes from 1 hr on that lake.

Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle

European Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Indian Roller

Indian Roller

Pond Heron with its prey

Pond Heron with its prey

Pond Heron after gulping the fish

Pond Heron after gulping the fish

Common Coot Juv

Common Coot Juv

Waited for 10 min for his hunt, finally the prey under feet

Waited for 10 min for his hunt, finally the prey under feet

The sad common coot family. Mother still feeding the child

The sad common coot family. Mother still feeding the child

Lesser Whistling Duck

Lesser Whistling Duck

Lesser Whistling Duck in flight

Lesser Whistling Duck in flight

Common Moorhen Juv

Common Moorhen Juv

Bronze winged Jacana

Bronze winged Jacana

White breasted kingfisher in flight for hunt

White breasted kingfisher in flight for hunt

Moving forward, it was an exciting view of Tawny eagle getting chased by kites. Even being a strong contender, I have always seen Eagle getting chased by kites, crows, drongos. Finally, we reached to the place which was our actual search place.  A group of more than 50-60 or may be 100 European bee-eaters enjoying the sunlight on our human-made wires. We were against the sunlight and hence, the color of the bird didn’t came out as prominent as it is. Obviously its all about watching and enjoying. photography also comes on level-2 for me.  These bee-eaters belongs to the list of strong migratory birds. And happy to see them around Bangalore. May be the observed dull color is because of long migration.

Brahminy Starling

Brahminy Starling

Common Kite chasing Tawny Eagle

Common Kite chasing Tawny Eagle

Indian grey heron

Indian grey heron

Black winged stilt

Black winged stilt

Large pied Wagtail

Large pied Wagtail

Forest Owlet

Jungle Owlet

Black hooded Oriole

Black hooded Oriole

Soon, we have seen some of our wished creatures like grizzled giant squirrel and jungle owlet. I also got a small view of Brown-fish owl. Only bird of my wish, which I was not able to see was Lesser Fish Eagle. I have still not seen this beauty in Karnataka.