Thomas Job and his friend Sushil Nahar, who was coming on a birding trail for the first time, picked me up, and off we went, to Valley School.
Several of us walked down the trail together:
Even at the height of summer, birding is an enjoyable actitivy in the early morning!
The path led through this beautiful
Here's the tree from a distance:
Another banyan tree which we usually go past:
A peaceful scene of cattle grazing under its shade:
is in full bloom everywhere:
Falling around on the plants, the petals look so beautiful:
I loved the sight of this
In the ruined Art Village, I found this pottery figure, representing Ganesha on one side and Nandi on the other:
The birds included:
INDIAN PITTA (we saw three of them!)
WHITE-RUMPED SHAMA (which the mobile phone of one birder had turned to Shame)
There were butterflies, too, like this
We enjoyed the morning, and the brefus at Udupi Banashree, very much indeed!
for my FB album.
The bird list:
Bee-eater, Small Green
Flycatcher, Asian Paradise (heard)
Flycatcher, Tickell's Blue
Flycatcher, White-throated Fantail
Francolin, Grey (heard)
Heron, Indian Pond
Junglefowl, Grey (heard)
Peafowl, Indian (heard)
Pigeon, Blue Rock
Robin, Oriental Magpie
Tit, Great (Cinerous)
Don't you agree, this is a dream list, especially for the first week of May?