But no such luck for the 35+ of us. However, a walk on wild side is always exciting when you have Deepa and Vittal in the group. We are thankful to Karthikeyan who managed to be with us in spite of his hectic schedule and his presence meant, apart from looking up, we could look around and look below to learn about trees,flowers,butterflies and insects.
|Tiger Beetle - Photo courtesy : Arun Ramu|
With the help of the forest watcher who is a resident of the village ,we could enter a small patch of the forest.
It was nice to see the Amstutzes with their kids enjoying the outing.
And so was the youngest nature lover of the day!Ashiwni spotted a Raqcuet Tailed Drongo, which may be a vagrant as being discussed on the bngbirds forum.
Deepa's ( firstname.lastname@example.org) as always excellent trail report is at
And here is her photo link of the trail
Here is the link of pics taken by me
Ramesha's photo links of the outing
Girish Mayachari's photo links
Here is this Sunday's list ( thanks to Deepa & Ashiwni -email@example.com) :
Buzzard, Oriental Honey
Drongo,Raquet Tailed ( ? )
Eagle, Crested Serpent
Lark, Indian Bush
Pigeon, Blue Rock
Shrike, Larger Cuckoo
Yellow, Common Grass
Yellow, Three-ring Grass
Dragonflies and Damselflies, Various