Big Bird Day, Bannerghatta forest area, 160214

February 17, 2014

18 of us went together to cover the areas of Ragihalli, Bannerghatta Zoo area, Valley School and Vaderahalli Lake, to document the bird species and record their numbers. Here’s the photo that I took:


And here’s one a passerby took of all of us:


L to R: Murali, Anirudh, Saandip, Bhaskar, Mani, Gokul, Sindhu,Amit, Jayashree,YT, Kumuda, Santosh, Raghavendra, Skanda,Anjana,Gaurav,Shijo, Murugan. Santosh explained the how-to's to everyone during the MCS (Mandatory Chai Stop): DSC09085 We fanned out at Ragihalli koLA (pond) DSC09107 Brefus was after we covered the Zoo area, and at the Mayura, we all had masal dosas: DSC09136 This basket caught my eye: DSC09097 So did the birds...a HOOPOE: DSC09110 a RUFOUS WOODPECKER which was working away at an ant's nest. We thought it was simple predation, until I saw Prof. Raguram's blogpost, here about the actual complexity and wonder of what really happens. Nature has such incredible complexities! a COMMON HAWK CUCKOO: DSC09123 a SHIKRA DSC09155 a completely unafraid JERDON'S BUSHLARK: DSC09160 I loved the affection between these two: DSC09127 What was the chance that these three were bird-watching? Nun! DSC09134 A CRIMSON-TIP: DSC09150

My friend Kumuda wore this lovely top, and when she walked, the ladies with their pots of water sashayed along, too!


You can see more photos on my FB album


Let me close with another image of the Bold Bushlark: