Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Third Sunday Trail-17th October 2010

I was not really sure if I could make it to the Third Sunday outing as I had returned back from my Spiti Tour just the previous day and wanted to catch up with my sleep.But Shivanahalli has been a favorite ground for birding and did not wish to miss it ,hence hopped on with Mahesh who took the effort in co-ordinating this trail.

Swamiji had kept the tea ready for the participants and around 35 of us had as usual great time spotting many birds. This time around the trail was to Doddabetta and many in the group were lucky to spot a male elephant from here. And another interesting sighting was of Drosera..the insect eating plant.As always Swamiji made sure that we had  hot Upma with Chutney and coffee to soothe our tired but happy soul and stomach after the trail.

Here are the list of birds which we spotted :

Flameback ( in flight )
White Breasted Kingfisher
Green Bee-eater
Rose Ringed Parakeet
House Swift
Rock Pigeon
Laughing Dove
Black Kite
Short Toed Snake Eagle (?)in flight
Sparrow Hawk (?) in flight
Oriental Honey Buzzard
Long Tailed Shrike
Rufous Treepie
Oriole ( waiting for the pic to confirm it)
Small Minivet
White Bellied Drongo
Black Drongo
Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Common Iora
Indian Robin
Common Myna
Red Whiskered Bulbul
Oriental White Eye
Ashy Prinia
Purple Sunbird
House Sparrow
Red Avadavat
Scaly Breasted Munia
Indian Silverbill

As usual waiting for the photo links as there were two birds which none of us could id...
Meanwhile enjoy Deepa's post about the outing at

Here is the link to some of the beautiful photos shot by Girish (

Here's the beautiful image of the Drosera by Vinay Narayana Swamy