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.