Tag Archive: Birding


The Sundarbans

A majestic travel across the mangroves of Sundarbans, a native of Bengal Royal Tiger. Some of the shots around. 4000 km sq. in India and 6000 km sq. in Bangladesh. We were traveling across the border of India and Bangladesh.

 

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My location while traveling.

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Suruvials of Mangrove Tree. Tree which can surive in Saline and Fresh water both.

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Golden Plover

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Redshank

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Common Sandpiper

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In the middle of river voyage, we got the person who delivers the real honey.

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Red Crab

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Lesser Adjutant

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Asian Pied Starling

Why to go Valley School ?

I have more than 100 visits of Valley School, Kanakapura Road, Bangalore but never get bored off with the place. It still have a lot to offer. Its one of the best places when you want to rest yourself.

Initial days, I used to rush at this place to cover maximum ground. But now, I just visit the place to have some birding and lot of calmness. Here are some of the snaps of the place and some of the birds, some of the butterflies around.

Oriental White Eye

Oriental White Eye

Common Gull

Common Gull

Grey Francolin

Grey Francolin

Oriental White Eye searching the nest

Oriental White Eye searching the nest

Tawny Coaster

Tawny Coaster

Orange Tip

Orange Tip

Lemon Pansy

Lemon Pansy

Common Sailer

Common Sailer

Lemon Pansy

Lemon Pansy

Red Tip in Valley School

Red Tip in Valley School

Jerdon's Bushlark in Valley School

Jerdon’s Bushlark in Valley School

Pea Blue in Valley School

Pea Blue in Valley School

Common Gull in Valley School

Common Gull in Valley School

Kanwar Lake – Bird report

Blog is not related to Bangalore. Just writing it for Nature Lover. Kanwar lake (Villages says Kabar Lake) is the largest freshwater lake of India. My 3 weeks back visit stun me. Birding period was very small. I did 1.5 hrs of birding only. Some of the snaps from the lake.

Wild Cat

Wild Cat

Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle and White throated Kingfisher

Tawny Eagle and White throated Kingfisher

Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle (2)

Small Green BeeEater

Small Green BeeEater

Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat - Male

Siberian Stonechat – Male

Bluethroat (2) - Male

Bluethroat (2) – Male

Bluethroat - Male

Bluethroat

Greater Spotted Eagle

Greater Spotted Eagle

Greater spotted Eagle

Greater spotted Eagle

Grey Headed Lapwing

Grey Headed Lapwing

Indian Spotted Eagle

Indian Spotted Eagle

Lesser Adjutant

Lesser Adjutant

Bluethroat - Female

Bluethroat – Female

Bluethroat - Female 2

Bluethroat – Female 2

Bluethroat - Female (2)

Bluethroat – Female

Black Headed IBIS

Black Headed IBIS

Black Drongo

Black Drongo

 

A visit to Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve

My prime intention to visit this place is for birding. But didn’t able to find much here. Lovely grassland for blackbuck. It is fun to watch the fastest animal of our country.

Enjoy some of the shots.

Blackbuck Pair

Blackbuck Pair

Indian Lark

Indian Lark

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Indian Lark

Indian Lark

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Blackbucks

Blackbucks

Silverbill

Silverbill

A lonely female blackbuck

A lonely female blackbuck

Female - Blackbuck

Female – Blackbuck

Spec. Cobra Skin

Spec. Cobra Skin

Male - Blackbuck

Male – Blackbuck

Common Hoopoe

Common Hoopoeb

Gulakamale Lake and T K Falls – Bird Report.

Happy New Year to all the viewers.

A raining day but able to manage some of the birds, please enjoy.

A misty low light morning.

A misty low light morning.

Purple rumped sunbird

Purple rumped sunbird

Golden Oriole

Golden Oriole

Small blue kingfisher

Small blue kingfisher

Red Munia - Male

Red Munia – Male

Red Munia - Male

Red Munia – Male

Marsh Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Paddyfield Pipit

Paddyfield Pipit

White throated Kingfisher

White throated Kingfisher

White collared dove

White collared dove

Booted Warbler

Booted Warbler

Paddyfield Pipit - Bathing

Paddyfield Pipit – Bathing

Little ringed Plover

Little ringed Plover

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Red Munia - Juv

Red Munia – Juv

Red Munia - Juv

Red Munia – Juv

Paddyfield Pipit

Paddyfield Pipit

Birding report – T G Halli

2 weeks before, I went T G Halli. Water level is too high. Complete family of river tern and Egret are making the view more majestic. Some interesting finds –

1. Around 200 River terns – After a raptor attack, they left most of their child near an egret. Child seems to be very comfortable with Egret.

2. White wagtail.

3. Skyes Lark.

4. No Kestrel.

Please enjoy some of the pictures. Do write your comments.

Red Vented Bulbul

Red Vented Bulbul

Two Brahminy Kites

Two Brahminy Kites

River tern settling down

River tern settling down

Bronze winged Jacana

Bronze winged Jacana

Family of River Tern

Family of River Tern

Barn Swallows

Barn Swallows

River tern in flight

River tern in flight

Green Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Pond Heron

Pond Heron

Two river terns away from the group

Two river terns away from the group

White wagtail in flight

White wagtail in flight

River tern child - quite comfortable with Egret and Cormorant

River tern child – quite comfortable with Egret and Cormorant

White wagtail

White wagtail

Frog - ID required

Frog – ID required

Pied Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

Red napped IBIS

Red napped IBIS

Tern New Generation

Tern New Generation

Ashy Crowned SparrowLark - Pair

Ashy Crowned SparrowLark – Pair

Skyes Lark

Skyes Lark

Tern in flight

Tern in flight

Birding report from Hoskote

Day: 25-Oct-2014.

Type: Cloudy/Rainy.

Birding time: 7.30 to 10 AM.

Birding pictures from Hoskote.

1. A Jacobian pied cuckoo.

2. A big flock of Grey Wagtail flying. Never seen this behavior before, for Wagtails.

3. A small clash of Siberian Stonechat with Grey Wagtail – may be because of prey.

4. 10-15 common sandpiper.

5. Around 50-60 Tricolor Munia.

Small Blue Kingfisher

Small Blue Kingfisher

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

White throated Kingfisher

White throated Kingfisher

Black Drongo

Black Drongo

Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat with Grey Wagtail

Siberian Stonechat with Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Jacobian Pied Cuckoo

Jacobian Pied Cuckoo

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

Black Shouldered Kite - juv

Black Shouldered Kite – juv

Black Shouldered Kite - juv in flight. I never like this shot as it gives a feeling that because of me it flew off

Black Shouldered Kite – juv in flight. I never like this shot as it gives a feeling that because of me it flew off

Jerdon's Bushlark

Jerdon’s Bushlark

White throated Munia

White throated Munia

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike

Birding report from Bannerghatta and Kagalipura area.

Birding duration: 2 hrs.

Interesting spots:

1. Booted Eagle (Dark Morph) – In Kagalipura.

2. Common Kestrel – In Kagalipura.

3. Black Headed Cuckooshrike

4. Shikra chasing Red Wattled Lapwing.

5. Pair of spotted owlet still in the old Banyan tree in Bannerghatta.

Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite - All set for attack

Brahminy Kite – All set for attack

Find out - How many ?

Find out – How many ?

A miss dive

A miss dive

rufous treepie

rufous treepie

Turtle

Turtle

Booted Eagle

Booted Eagle

Common Kestrel

Common Kestrel

Shikra

Shikra

Small Green bee-eater

Small Green bee-eater

Pied Bushchat

Pied Bushchat

A huge agama

A huge agama

Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail

Little Cormorant

Little Cormorant

A beautiful flower

A beautiful flower

pied kingfisher with catch

pied kingfisher with catch

Birding report of Nandi Hills (Nandi betta)

Timing: Around 8 to 11 AM.

Location : Nandi Hills.

Day: Quite a foggy day.

Enjoy some of the shots. Though not clear, crisp but no worries.

Brown Breasted Flycatcher

Brown Breasted Flycatcher

Brown Breasted Flycatcher

Brown Breasted Flycatcher

Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike

Greenish Warbler

Greenish Warbler

Indian Blue Robin

Indian Blue Robin

Indian Blue Robin

Indian Blue Robin

Oriental White eye

Oriental White eye

tawny bellied babbler

tawny bellied babbler

Hessarghatta – Birding report

Excellent Water Level.

We are observing winter migrants. Please enjoy the pictures.

Plain Prinia

Plain Prinia

Black Winged Stilt

Black Winged Stilt

Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite

Oriental White IBIS

Oriental White IBIS

Spot billed Duck

Spot billed Duck

Myna and Drongos

Myna and Drongos

Jungle Crow

Jungle Crow

Paddyfield Pipit

Paddyfield Pipit

Silverbill

Silverbill

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Marsh Harrier - Male

Marsh Harrier – Male

Bay backed Shrike

Bay backed Shrike

Blue Tiger

Blue Tiger

Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian Vulture

European Roller

European Roller

European Roller with set of Mynas

European Roller with set of Mynas

Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite

European Roller - Welcome to India.

European Roller – Welcome to India.

European Roller - Welcome to India.

European Roller – Welcome to India.

Siberian Stonechat.

Siberian Stonechat.

Siberian Stonechat.

Siberian Stonechat.

Black winged Stilt.

Black winged Stilt.

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