Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Third Sunday Outing - November 2009

Heavy winds and the light drizzle didn't deter around 30 birders to meet up in the morning of 15th November for a trail around the Anekal Lake which is around 48 kms from the city center.Four groups scattered around in different parts of the lake. Apart from the usual birds, it was interesting to see few migrants too.

This trail is also dedicated to Dr.Salim Ali, whose birthday was on 12th November.

Here is the list of birds spotted by our group: Geetanjali Dhar, Aditi,Vikranth & their Child,Sainath Vellal, Kiran Kumar and Joy.

Spot Billed Duck
White Cheeked Barbet
Indian Roller
White Throated Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Green Bee eater
Asian Koel
Rose Ringed Parakeets
Spotted Owlet
Rock Pegion
Common Coot
Purple Swamphen
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Pheasant Tailed Jacana
Red Wattled Lapwing
Black Kite
Little Grebe
Little Cormorant
Cattle Egret
Indian Pond Heron
Black Headed Munia
Grey Heron
Yellow Bittern
House Sparrows
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Black Drongo
Indian Robin
Pied Bushchat
Common Myna
Barn Swallows
Wire Tailed Swallows
Red vented bulbuls
Plane Prinia
Ashy Prinia
Blyth's Reed Warbler
White Browed Wagtail
Scaly Breasted Munia

Request others to fill in the bird names if they are missing here.

Photo link by Rajesh ( rb.rajesh@gmail.com)

Flickr link to the pictures taken by Mahesh Chand ( mahesh81chand@yahoo.com)

Here is the link to the beautiful shot of the Barn Swallows taken by Sainath Vellal (svellal@gmail.com)


  1. You missed the Wood sandpiper

  2. Was it he last one we saw...tht means it wasnt Green Shank right? Do let me know so that I can make the changes in the list...also would like to know the id of the swallows..

  3. Ya there was no greeshank....and we saw both barn and wire-tailed swallows

  4. and also there was no Little Heron...We may have to go to bhimtal to have a look at that beauty :)

  5. Some more pictures; record shots only due to the dull weather. A few pictures (raptor, tern, waders) need to be Id-ed http://picasaweb.google.co.in/rb.rajesh/AnekalLakeThirdSundayOuting2009_11_15