Quick visit to Hulimangala, 300414

April 30, 2014

On the spur of the moment, my friend Rosita Sequiera came by with her son Mark and picked me up, and off we went; I wanted to show her the magnificient trees of Hulimangala.


She’d brought some nice tea in that flask!

We started the evening with a beautiful


soaring above:


DSC03697</a> Mark, who's done well in his exams, was all smiles: DSC03671 I took Rosita down the avenue of the wonderful giants, which feels like a cathedral to me: DSC03677 Everywhere on the tall trees there were beehives, and I clicked one under construction: DSC03683 The sun behind the clouds was an amazing sight, and I could not stop clicking the Fingers of God: DSC03688 DSC03696 Though the lake nearby was nearly dry, it had a beauty of its own: DSC03700 The figs on the Banyan tree were an invitation for many birds: DSC03708 </lj-cut text> You can see how beautiful is the camouflage of the ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET with its body against the leaves, and its beak against the figs: DSC03709 These two majestic Ficus trees are my landmark to turn off on the road to Hulimangala: DSC03714 We sighted the Mottled Wood Owl, too, being chased around by the Mynas, then the Parakeets, and then the Kites! The bird list: Bee-eater, Small Green Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Red-whiskered Bulbul, White-browed Bushchat, Pied Cormorant, Little Crow, House Crow, Jungle Dove, Spotted Drongo, Ashy Eagle, Short-toed Snake Egret, Intermediate Egret, Little Heron, Indian Pond Kite, Black Kite, Brahminy Koel, Asian Lapwing, Red-wattled Myna, Common Myna, Jungle Owl, Mottled Wood Stork, Painted Swallow, Red-rumped Oriole, Eurasian Golden Prinia, Ashy Robin, Indian Warbler, Un id Woodswallow, Ashy You can see the other photos on my FB album if you click here