Monday, March 21, 2011

Third Sunday Trail - Bird List

I must have passed through Hulimangala Mango Grove numerous times earlier .The road from here is the short -cut route to reach my daughter's school .I always admired this stretch and was hoping that one day I will have one of the Third Sunday Outings here. But I was little hesitant as there was virtually no road to reach the place from Koppa Gate. Few days back a friend went around to recce the place and found that the road is drivable now and we can have the outing there... The place did not disappoint us. Around 40 us enjoyed the last remains of the greenery around this place, which will be gone forever,once the owner of the grove decides to sell it to some builder to make a layout as is the case everywhere around here. The lands here are made barren either to make way for a layout or to rent it out to granite factories, which not only robs the greenery, the minute granite dust is polluting the whole stretch from Junglepalya to Jigani.
The bird of the day was of course sighting of Pied Cuckoo and Short-toed Eagle.Many in the group also spotted the Asian Paradise-flycatcher and also enjoyed the fly-catching act of the Asian Brown Flycatcher

And here is the list :

Barbet, White-cheeked
Bee-eater, Small Green
Bushcat, Pied
Bushlark, Jerdon's
Coot, Common
Cormorant, Little
Coucal, Greater
Crow, House
Crow, Jungle
Cuckoo, Pied
Cuckooshrike, Large
Dove, Little Brown
Dove, Spotted
Drongo, Black
Eagle, Short-toed
Egret, Cattle
Egret, Little
Flowerpecker, Pale-billed
Flycatcher, Asian Brown
Flycatcher, Asian Paradise
Grebe, Little
Heron, Pond

Hornbill, Indian Grey
Ibis, Glossy
Iora, Common
Kingfisher, Small Blue
Kingfisher, Pied
Kingfisher, White-breasted (White-throated)
Kite, Black(Pariah)
Kite, Brahminy
Kite, Black-shouldered
Minivet, Small *
Mynah, Common
Mynah, Jungle
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Owlets, Spotted
Parakeet, Rose-Ringed
Pipit, Paddyfield
Prinia, Ashy
Robin, Indian
Robin, Oriental Magpie
Roller, Indian
Sandpiper, Wood
Shrike, Brown
Sparrow, House
Sunbird, Purple-rumped
Swallow, Red-rumped
Swallow, Wire-tailed
Swift, Asian Palm
Tit, Great
Waterhen, White-breasted

Woodpecker, Black-rumped Flameback
Warbler,Clamorous Reed
Here is Deepa Mohan's blog post about the outing

Lovely pictures shot by Vaibhav are here

And here is post which appeared in the blog of Bangalore Captured

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Third Sunday Trail - 20th March 2011


Its time again to reconnect with nature, and enjoy the flora and fauna around Bannerghatta.

This month's Third Sunday Trail will be held on 20th March 2011

Place : Around Hulimangala

Meeting Time : 6.30 am

Meeting Point : Hulimangala Govt.School

Wikimapia Coordinates:12°48'48"N   77°38'15"E

Comfortable clothing,good walking shoes, cap,snacks,water bottle,binocular ( if you have),camera ( if you like to shoot) and a note book & pen if you like to list the things that you see, is what you need to join the trail. This outing is free and open to all ages who can walk the trail of around three to four hours.

We recommend car-pooling between participants. While confirming participation please also indicate your contact details and the route you will be taking to reach the meeting point .If traveling in your own car, please do indicate if any spare capacity is available. 

For bus/route details to reach the nearest bus stop Koppa Gate ( around 3.5 kms from the meeting point ) you can log on

Pl. call me at 9845383882 to confirm.

Happy Birding,


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

First 4th Sunday Trail near Somapura Gate

It was another lovely Sunday with Prarthana starting the Fourth Sunday Outings in Bangalore. Outskirts of Sarjapura Road, Somapura gate to be exact , turned out to be a great place for birding. Within a span of two and half hours we managed to spot more than 50+ birds. With the presence of Subbu ,the outing was very educative . The trail ended with a Prarthana hosting breakfast to all the participants in her beautiful house. Hope to be there again during the next outing

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