Tag Archive: Birds


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

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Lalbagh being in the center of the City, it is quite accessible and always crowded. Even Government is trying to increase the ticket costs and the current cost is:

1. Person Entry : 10 Rs.

2. Camera Entry: 50 Rs.

No fees, before 9 AM and after 6 PM. Camera case is quite ambiguous before 9 AM and after 6 PM.

Now, what to do in Lalbagh. First of all, its a botanical garden and if you are not interested in plants, trees, lakes, birds, flowers, its merely a place to sit and talk.

1. Enjoy Flowers. It has a rose garden and other flowers like Dahlia, Cosmos will be available in the summers.

You can enjoy some of the blogs on flowers day.

Pink Rose

Pink Rose

White Rose in Lalbagh

White Rose in Lalbagh

Red Rose in Lalbagh

Red Rose in Lalbagh

Pink Rose collection in Lalbagh

Pink Rose collection in Lalbagh

Flowers at Lalbagh

Flowers at Lalbagh

2. Enjoy Hunting – Its a very rich place with lot of fishes. So, you can often see a good killing/hunting scene around it. Snakes, Pelicans, Kites, Cormorants are often can be seen in action.

Checkered keelback water snake with a Kill at Lalbagh

Checkered keelback water snake with a Kill at Lalbagh

Checkered keelback water snake with a Kill at Lalbagh

Checkered keelback water snake with a Kill at Lalbagh

Keelback Snake gulping a big fish at Lalbagh

Keelback Snake gulping a big fish at Lalbagh

3. Enjoy Birding:

A Spot-billed Pelican flying

A Spot-billed Pelican flying

Pond Heron with a kill

Pond Heron with a kill

4. Enjoy Nature/Photo shoot – Its a great place to witness sunrise, sunset and the transformed clouds. Provides all kind of background for good photo shoot.

Sunset in Lalbagh

Sunset in Lalbagh

A beautiful view of the lake

A beautiful view of the lake

5. Butterflies – If you are interested in shooting butterflies or gaining knowledge about it. Great place again !!

Common Yellow Grass on Dahlia

Common Yellow Grass on Dahlia

Green Tailed Jay on Dhalia  flower

Green Tailed Jay on Dahlia flower

Have Fun, Do Visit. Highest no. of people use it for running/jogging/walking and worth a place to do exercise. It provide one of the coolest stretch to do so.

Do, drop us your comments and anytime you want to join us for Lalbagh trail.

Preserving nature and wildlife has always been a priority of Karnataka government. I am grateful to the Karnataka government because they care about nature and its species. I and my husband are a nature lover and enthusiast. We always find time to be close to nature. Bengaluru is centrally located to many major spots of biodiversity which are within a range of 300 km. We have a hobby of bird watching and photography. Bengaluru is close to Western Ghats, so lot many migratory birds can be found in locations at the outskirts of Bengaluru. Karnataka government has preserved the biodiversity by keeping a check on the poachers and people who are trying to destroy wildlife and nature.

Karnataka government has been very supportive in making wildlife, a major tourist attraction. The people who are staying in and outside Bengaluru can’t miss the safari ride in Bannerghatta National Park followed by a visit to the zoo. The most wonderful thing about this place is to find a variety of reptiles, birds and animals which people usually don’t know.

Tiger

Tigers

Lion

Lion

Red Eared Tortoise

Red Eared Tortoise

 

One of the major spots for birding and wildlife is Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve. It has an excellent count of carnivores, herbivores and birds. The ecosystem cycle is well balanced because Nagarhole has major number of Herbivores. Nagarhole National Park is very near to Western Ghats and so we can find the highest count of birds in Nagarhole and places near to it. All avid bird watchers must visit Nagarhole followed by a Safari ride in the morning or afternoon.

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Peacock

Wild Boar

Wild Boar

Hill Myna

Hill Myna

Grey Langur

Grey Langur

Spotted Deer(male)

Spotted Deer(male)

Every weekend is a time for us to explore something new and different. Nature is like a puzzle. We learn more by exploring it. Nature has its own secrets which we are trying to unravel by going closer and closer to it.

Mangalajodi – Bird Report

I personally believe one of the best marshy lands in India. Mangalajodi provided me a list of 101 species. More than types of species, I was surprised by the no. of one species. It is a great birding spot and should be a “Must visit” list of Orissa Tourism.

Enjoy some of the shots.

Brahminy Shelduck

Brahminy Shelduck

grey headed lapwing

grey headed lapwing

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Cinnamon bittern

Cinnamon bittern

Glossy IBIS

Glossy IBIS

Godwit fight for food

Godwit fight for food

Greenish Sandpiper

Greenish Sandpiper

Ruff

Ruff

Kentish Plover - Juv

Kentish Plover – Juv

Black winged Godwit

Black winged Godwit

Marsh Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

Black winged Godwit - Fligt

Black winged Godwit – Fligt

Greenish Sandpiper

Greenish Sandpiper

Streaked Weaver

Streaked Weaver

Openbill Stork

Openbill Stork

golden plover Juv

golden plover Juv

whiskered tern

whiskered tern

Northern Pintail - Pair

Northern Pintail – Pair

Northern Pintail in flight

Northern Pintail in flight

Northern Pintail in flight

Northern Pintail in flight

yellow bittern

yellow bittern

Purple Moorhen rushing for building nest

Purple Moorhen rushing for building nest

yellow wagtail

yellow wagtail

northern shoveler

northern shoveler

Northern Pintail - Male group

Northern Pintail – Male group

Northern Pintail - Why it is called "Pin" tail

Northern Pintail – Why it is called “Pin” tail

Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail - Female Gang

Northern Pintail – Female Gang

ID required

ID required

ID required

ID required

Pheasant Tailed Jacana

Pheasant Tailed Jacana

clamorous reed warbler

clamorous reed warbler

Asian Pied Starling

Asian Pied Starling

brown crake

brown crake

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

clamorous reed warbler

clamorous reed warbler

Common Snipe

Common Snipe

black tailed godwit

black tailed godwit


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Gulakmale and T K Falls Bird Report.

The new Villa’s are coming out. Anywhere here are some pictures of the lake and the T K Falls.

So, human love nature and hence they want villa which have lake view but how lake will survive if it will have human view. As intelligent mind have the tendency to contaminate  everything. I never understood this infinite loop. We love nature and hence we want to destroy it.. Controversial ….

Openbill Stork

Openbill Stork

River Tern

River Tern

Booted Warbler

Booted Warbler

Paddyfield Pipit

Paddyfield Pipit

Openbill Stork

Openbill Stork

Indian Grey Mongoose

Indian Grey Mongoose

Rufus tailed Lark

Rufus tailed Lark

Bushchat - Female

Bushchat – Female

Little ringed Plover

Little ringed Plover

Scaly Breasted Munia

Scaly Breasted Munia

Little ringed Plover

Little ringed Plover

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

A lake view

A lake view

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Purple Sunbird - Female

Purple Sunbird – Female

Some nice flower

Some nice flower

Birding report – H B Hosur, Near Mandya, Karnataka

Please find some of the shots from the place. It was a personal trip. Managed to do birding for 3-4 hrs.

Sirkeer Malkoha was a special sight, not able to make picture though.

Grey-bellied cuckoo

Grey-bellied cuckoo

Chandra Shekar aka Chandu enjoy the eternal beauty of sky, land and wind.

Chandra Shekar aka Chandu enjoy the eternal beauty of sky, land and wind.

Morning view

Morning view

Rufous tailed lark

Rufous tailed lark

Collared Dove

Collared Dove

Deepu moving towards the peak

Deepu moving towards the peak

Black rumped Woodpecker

Black rumped Woodpecker

Red Munia

Red Munia

Black Headed Cuckooshrike Male

Black Headed Cuckooshrike Male

common hoopoe

common hoopoe

Mountain view

Mountain view

Chandu enjoying coconut water

Chandu enjoying coconut water

Rufous tailed lark

Rufous tailed lark

Deepu talking selfie

Deepu talking selfie

Common Waterhen

Common Waterhen

Grey-bellied cuckoo

Grey-bellied cuckoo

Pair of Grey Hornbill

Pair of Grey Hornbill

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.

Lalbagh at its best.

Fishing on full swing, today i saw 3 boats doing fishing ! And hardly figured out any cormorant, pelicans. Painted storks were flying high. No fish to eat, critical danger to stuck in net.

Fishing at full swing

Fishing at full swing

Condition of the lake – Plastic bottles on full swing. Outside eatables are not allowed and complete inside of lalbagh is all about eatables and plastic water bottle selling. My counting gave me a figure of 15 small-big eating place inside lalbagh, so its all about picnic ?
Plastic dumping in Lake

Plastic dumping in Lake

Entry fee is Rs. 10 and camera fee has  been introduced to Rs. 50, and that officials will check at all crosses. But they will never check the romantic couples. I personally felt that Entry fee should have been made Rs.20.

 

 

Shimoga Birding – Western Ghats

common iora

common iora

Misty at jog falls

Misty at jog falls

Cotton pygmy goose

Cotton pygmy goose

Flame-throated Bulbul

Flame-throated Bulbul

Hill Myna

Hill Myna

Malabar Grey Hornbill

Malabar Grey Hornbill

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Purple rumped Sunbird

Purple rumped Sunbird

Racket tailed Drongo

Racket tailed Drongo

heart-spotted woodpecker

heart-spotted woodpecker

bicolored frog

bicolored frog

Hill Myna

Hill Myna

Asian Paradise Flycatcher - Female

Asian Paradise Flycatcher – Female

Juv. Orange Minivet

Juv. Orange Minivet

The land is calling “Malenadu” (Land of rain). Please enjoy some of the pictures taken near Jog falls (second largest waterfalls) and some of the mystical view of Jog falls itself.

Part 1, I have added some of the beautiful birds of Wayanad and now time to show you some more awesomeness of this beautiful place. Since it was my first birding trip to Wayanad, I was searching the places where I can do birding and can watch some wildlife. Filtering all the material from website, I get to know, my target are Kuruva Island, Pakshipathalam, Edakkal caves, and Phookot Lake. And this time I was able to cover only Edakkal caves. Though i got some birds near Banasura Dam as well. But I was not able to find the reason why this Dam has zero water birds.

In the meanwhile, there are some wildlife experience when we were crossing Bandipur National Park. Felt so regret to see that, family of elephant waiting for cars and buses to go. I think we humans should also put break on our vehicle sometime and let these rare animals to cross the road.

The Gaur(Indian Bison) family at Bandipur

barasingha or swamp deer all set for the fight – at Bandipur

And here goes the fight

Deer Family at Bandipur

Sloth bear – Not clearly visible at Bandipur

Indian Elephant – Quite weak in post summers – At Bandipur

Woodswallow – At Bandipur

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