Some of the birds we saw on the Ragihalli/Bannerghatta trip
Ok, all non-birders to the next friends’ page please!
Every trip around the Bangalore outskirts, I must say, springs surprises for us. I had gone with two people who were coming for their very first nature outing, so I really didn’t think we would spot anything new…but I managed at least two firsters!
We started of course, with the ORIENTAL MAGPIE ROBIN (no photos, I have so many of those!) and its female counterpart, but I couldn’t resist clicking this
FEMALE HOUSE SPARROW
It’s as if she’s looking at the broom and sighing, “oh, so much housework left to do!” :)
Here’s the MALE, perky and chirpy, getting some house furnishings:
Pictures I couldn’t take were of CKPM (CROW, KITE,PIGEON,MYNAH), ASHY PRINIAS, a WHITE-THROATED FANTAIL, a GREY-BREASTED PRINIA, several SMALL GREEN BEE-EATERS, a RED-WATTLED LAPWING with its typical call, some SILVERBILLS, LAUGHING DOVES, a BLUE-FACED MALKOHA, several LARKS (larking around with their typical flight patterns…up-and-sing-and-flutter-back-to-the-ground) and several other birds which a serious birder would no doubt have listed carefully (but I haven’t)…and of course, we wound up the trip with that lovely sighting of
the the ORIENTAL HONEY BUZZARD made a great finale to the day!