Thursday, May 27, 2010

Third Sunday Trail-16th May 2010

Too much of unavoidable travel these days has resulted in my missing the Third Sunday Outings couple of times and this month I was away in Mumbai. It being Mahesh's wedding , it was obvious that he could not make it.And It was very nice and kind of Chandu to have agreed to lead the group and we are sincerely thankful to him.

Its nice to note that group spotted the Yellow Throated Bulbul which we had not listed so far around this area.

Of course we are also thankful to Swami Vishnumayanandaji for providing breakfast to the group and letting the group do the birding in their campus.

Here is the final list by Anand ( and Chandu (

Babbler, Scimitar
Babbler, (???)
Barbet, White-cheeked
Barbet, Coppersmith
Bee-eater, Little green
Bulbul, Red-vented
Bulbul, Red-whiskered
Bulbul, Yellow-throated
Buschat, Pied
Cormorant, Little
Coucal, Greater
Crow, Jungle
Cuckoo, Pied
Dove, Spotted
Egret, Cattle (breeding plumage)
Fly-catcher, Tickell's blue
Heron, Indian pond
Koel, Asian
Kite, Black
Lapwing, Red-wattled
Myna, Common
Prinia, Ashy
Pipit, ???
Robin, Indian
Robin, Oriental Magpie
Sparrow, House
Sunbird, Purple-rumped
Sunbird, Purple
Swallow, red-rumped
Waterhen, white-breasted (S)
White-eye Oriental

Hope we also get the photolinks to be uploaded here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Third Sunday Nature Trail - 16th May 2010

Hi !

Every third Sunday of the month, few nature lovers  from Bangalore meet up at a spot close to Bannerghatta National Park and go for a nature trail of around three hours to enjoy and create awareness about the rich flora and fauna here.The Third Sunday nature trail for the month of
May will be held on 16th May 2010 at the plantation area of the Ramakrishna Mission School ,Shivanahalli. Meeting point is Ramakrishna Mission School ,Shivanahalli at 6.30 am.

Trail route is Mission School to Plantation area and Bannerghatta Forest Patch behind the campus.

Comfortable clothing,Good walking shoes, a Cap, water bottle & snacks ,Binocular ( if you have), a camera ( if you like to shoot) ,rain gear for unexpected shower is what you need.Free and open to all ages who can walk this trail of around three hours .

How to reach Shivanahalli ? Take the Bannerghatta Road from the Bangalore City. Cross the Bannerghatta National Park - the road curves to the left at that place near the Bannerghatta Police Station. Proceed further towards Jigani Industrial township. Halfway, on the right handside you will see the Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli hoarding. (You will also notice a Swamy Ayyappa temple hoarding). Take a right turn there and drive for about 10 kms. Do not take any side roads (rare and few) that you will come along . Travelling through the Bannerghatta National Park reserved forest, you will have to cross the Ragihalli village to come over to Shivanahalli. The Ramakrishna Mission is located at the entrance of the Shivanahalli village. 

You can confirm your participation by calling me at 9845383882.

See you all,

Geetanjali Dhar