Monday, August 16, 2010

Third Sunday Trail-15th August 2010

It was a very exciting Third Sunday Nature Trail for many of the 33 nature lovers when they spotted the Red Necked Falcon at Nandanavana Layout. 
Photo by Arun Ramu
Photo by Arun Ramu
This was a lifer for many and I had to content with just looking at the image in some of the cameras as I joined the group a bit late.It was also exciting to see the Baya weaver birds gathering the nest material to impress the "lady".

Two budding naturalists made their impact too. Venkat Holla's lovely kids enthusiastically spotted many a insects and other small creatures. Hope to see them again.
A scorpion like creature managed to attract everyone's attention when a young member of the group spotted it. Sudhir has id.d it as Whip Scorpion

Here are two of his photo links
                                                                   Baya Weaver
Thanks to Mahesh ( for locating this place, and hope to extend the trail a bit longer in future ,as I am sure, we will have many more gems out there.
 Indian Silver Bills

Here is the list of all that was seen..again thanks to Anand ( for promptly compiling the list.
  • Chestnut Headed Bee-eater
  • Green Bee-eater
  • Red-necked Falcon
  • Oriental Honey Buzzard
  • Black Kite
  • Rufous-tailed Lark
  • Baya Weaver
  • Scaly-breasted Munia
  • Black-headed Munia
  • Indian Silverbill
  • White-browed Bulbul
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul
  • Red-vented Bulbul
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Grey Francolin
  • Oriental White-eye
  • Great Tit
  • Purple Rumped Sunbird
  • Little Cormorant
  • Indian Robin
  • Greater Coucal
  • White-breasted Kingfisher
  • White-browed Wagtail
  • Plain Prinia
  • Ashy Prinia
  • Black Drongo
  • Blue-faced Malkoha (Doubtful)
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet
  • Red-wattled Lapwing
  • Laughing Dove
  • Spotted Dove
  • Hare
  • Whip Scorpion
Sarthak Singhal's photo link can be found here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bangalore Birding: Third Sunday Trail-15th August 2010


Its time again to reconnect with nature, and enjoy the flora and fauna 
around Bannerghatta.

This month's Third Sunday Trail will be held on 15th August 2010.

Place : From Nandanavana Layout walk towards East Bannerghatta National Park

Meeting Time : 7.00 am

Meeting Point : Hanuman Temple gate at Nandanavana Layout

Wikimapia Coordinates: 12°46'21"N 77°36'45"E

Comfortable clothing,good walking shoes, cap,snacks,water bottle,binocular ( 
if you have),camera ( if you like to shoot),rain wear/umbrella and a note book 
& pen if you like to list the things that you see, is what you need to join 
the trail. This outing is free and open to all ages who can walk the trail of 
around four to five hours.

We recommend car-pooling between participants. While confirming 
participation please also indicate your contact details and the route you will 
be taking to reach Nandanavana .If traveling in your own car, please do indicate 
if any spare capacity is available. 

For bus/route details to reach the nearest bus stop Koppa Gate ( around two kms 
from the meeting point ) you can log on

Pl. call me at 9845383882 or Mahesh at 9448384472 to confirm.

Happy Birding,


Third Sunday Trail- 18th July 2010 - a late report

What a outing it was ....Subbu,MBK,Karthik,Ulhas,Deepa, name it and all the expert birders from Bangalore,were there....A BIG thanks to all who joined in..nearly 120 nature lovers came to Kalkere to have another enjoyable and educative trail.

Here is a very informative link by Deepa Mohan (

and here is the link of photos by Rajani Chand  (

Here is Durai's link for the pics taken during the trail (

And finally Mahesh's pics of few of the birds that were spotted