Thursday, September 23, 2010

Third Sunday Trail-19th September 2010 - Jaipuradoddi

Green Bee-Eater  Arun Ramu

My self and Subir spotted a Jackal , while on our recce the previous evening to Jaipurdoddi. It was a great moment for us to watch a wild animal close to our home apart from the elephants. I was tearing my hair apart for not carrying my camera as the Jackal neatly posed in front of our car for nearly a minute and then disappeared. The villagers, forest watchers whom we met that day, warned us again of the lone male elephant on the prowl . And we were hoping that we can spot him during the trail.
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 ( 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 :

Babbler, Jungle
Babbler, Yellow-eyed
Barbet, Coppersmith
Barbet, White-cheeked
Bulbul, Red-vented
Bulbul, Red-whiskered
Bulbul, White-browed
Bushchat, Pied
Buzzard, Oriental Honey
Crow, House
Crow, Jungle
Cuckoo, Pied
Drongo, Black
Drongo,Raquet Tailed ( ? )
Drongo, White-bellied
Eagle, Black
Eagle, Crested Serpent
Egret, Little
Flowerpecker, Pale-billed
Heron, Pond
Kingfisher, White-breasted
Kite, Black
Kite, Black-winged
Kite, Brahminy
Lark, Indian Bush
Leafbird, Blue-winged
Malkoha, Blue-faced
Munia, Scaly-breasted
Mynah, Common
Mynah, Jungle
Owlet, Spotted
Parakeets, Plum-headed
Parakeets, Rose-ringed
Pigeon, Blue Rock
Prinia, Ashy
Prinia, Plain
Shrike, Bay-backed
Shrike, Larger Cuckoo
Shrike, Long-tailed
Sparrow, House
Sunbird, Purple-rumped
Swallow, Barn
Swallow, Red-rumped
Swift, House
Weaver, Baya


Blue, Grass
Blue, Zebra
Castor, Common
Coaster, Tawny
Crow, Common
Emigrant, Common
Jezebel, Common
Jewel, Grass
Yellow, Common Grass
Yellow, Three-ring Grass
Tiger, Blue
Tiger, Plain

Beetle, Tiger
Dragonflies and Damselflies, Various
Moth, Owl-Eye 


  1. I had a wonderful time, and thanks to everyone who did all the organizing!

  2. Hello,
    I just came to know of this monthly birding activity. We are sorry to have missed this. Hoping to join your group next month.

  3. Thanks for the wonderful outing. Spotted a luck to us to spot next day..

  4. Awesome stuff, the minute i checked out the co-ordinates of this place I knew i would be missing a great outing.
    Hoping to see you next month, 17th right?