Bannerghatta forest, quarry area, 031211
I really do not like to miss a single day of a nature trail at the weekend…and so it was that we were able to go out on both Saturday and Sunday! On Saturday, the group was relatively small….Hrishikesh, Rama (that’s Raama, actually :D ), Vaibhav, Vara and I. We’d thought of the Bannerghatta zoo area again, but since none of us had a time-bound return plan, I changed the venue to the quarry area, beyond the various residential layouts…a venue where I do not go (or take people) often.
The road was quite terrible in some parts, and only less terrible in others! But Hrishikesh drove the car gamely. However, we stopped at one point and decided we’d walk the rest (the road comes to an end at the tiny hamlet of Javaragowdanahalli….and if you can say that name three times fast you can come with me next time!)…and we found that just beyond our parking point, the stream that normally runs, obediently, beside the road and under it, had overflowed over the causeway!
It was a lovely time because, and in spite of, the heavy mist that hung around the hills till past 9am. In spite of, as we wanted to see a lot of birds, and it just wasn’t possible, when w could hardly see for a few yards ahead of us! and because of, as the mist made for some really lovely images…
The highlight of the day was being able to watch the feeding behaviour of a pair of
Let me wind up again with the lovely (I don’t want to call it “common” as it is NOT, any more!) Hoopoe:
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