Saturday, August 05, 2006

*GuLakMale*

Well... *GuLakMale* happens to be a small village near Kagglipura, on the road connecting Kanakpura and Bannerghatta Road. A lot of fields and floriculture around the place...a high raised bund and as we climbed up on it, a big lake was right in front of us!!
Yup! Nanditha, Shilpa, Joyshree, Geetha and myself set out birding today. We had absolutely no clue that we were going to such a Beautiful place. The cloudy weather made it even better!! There were birds everywhere!!! Starting the day with Indian Robins, Pied Bushchats, Cormorants, all the three kinds of common Bulbuls - Red whiskered, Red vented and the White browed Bulbul, and ,Rose-ringed Parakeets. The day was more promising with the sightings of the Small blue Kingfisher, plenty of Black headed Munias, Ioras, White eyes, a Green billed Malkoha,White breasted Waterhen and not to forget the juvenile Short toed Snake Eagle!!!! Ofcourse, the Jungle Myna's, Ashy Prinias, Tailor birds, sunbirds,Doves, White browed Wagtails, a Lapwing, Spot billed Ducks, Grebes, Swallows,Small Green Bee-eaters, Kites, Egrets and Crows added to the day! Saw about 3-4 sunbirds in Eclipse plumage too!!!
A good number of butterflies too... Baronet, Nigger, Common Bushbrown, Crimson Rose, Tawny Coaster, Common Indian Crow, Emigrants, Grass yellows and Grass Jewels all around!! A pleasant and wonderful day all together! Waiting to see what more this place has in store! Hoping to visit soon! :)

7 comments:

Sree said...

Hi suvi:) waiting to see more feathered friends soon.. seems like you had a great time!

Sree said...

suvi, see this blog:)
http://blog.moment.ee/
nice nature snaps

Gautam said...

Some snaps would be a nice add on !

molarbear's posts said...

suvi...if you are going again, would you let me know? I lack people to go with and would love to go with experienced birders!

Deepa Mohan (deponti on LJ)

Sree said...

Suvi,

are u in for the A-Z FloweFest? We might start on the first week of September.. Nature and Me, Myself, Vin are starting it off.

MEROPS said...

Shall let you know Deepa! :) hehe... but i cant really call myself a very experienced birder tho! hehe!

MEROPS said...

Sree... it was sooooo lovely meeting you in Bangalore. I wanted to ask you about this flowerfest.
but well.. seems like my laptop is not compatiable with the scanner i have.. i dono why. So, not able to put up any of my works online on the blog at all.. :( Will figure out something ...
You HAVE TO , have to come birding with me when u are in bangalore next time! :) No excuses! hehe... you can get even Mr. RaHesh (sorry.. Rajesh) along too ! :)