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Quick visit to Hulimangala, 300414

On the spur of the moment, my friend Rosita Sequiera came by with her son Mark and picked me up, and off we went; I wanted to show her the magnificient trees of Hulimangala.

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She'd brought some nice tea in that flask!

We started the evening with a beautiful

SHORT-TOED SNAKE EAGLE

soaring above:

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Mark, who's done well in his exams, was all smiles:

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I took Rosita down the avenue of the wonderful giants, which feels like a cathedral to me:

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Everywhere on the tall trees there were beehives, and I clicked one under construction:

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The sun behind the clouds was an amazing sight, and I could not stop clicking the Fingers of God:

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Though the lake nearby was nearly dry, it had a beauty of its own:

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The figs on the Banyan tree were an invitation for many birds:

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You can see how beautiful is the camouflage of the

ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET

with its body against the leaves, and its beak against the figs:

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These two majestic Ficus trees are my landmark to turn off on the road to Hulimangala:

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We sighted the Mottled Wood Owl, too, being chased around by the Mynas, then the Parakeets, and then the Kites!

The bird list:

Bee-eater, Small Green
Bulbul, Red-vented
Bulbul, Red-whiskered
Bulbul, White-browed
Bushchat, Pied
Cormorant, Little
Crow, House
Crow, Jungle
Dove, Spotted
Drongo, Ashy
Eagle, Short-toed Snake
Egret, Intermediate
Egret, Little
Heron, Indian Pond
Kite, Black
Kite, Brahminy
Koel, Asian
Lapwing, Red-wattled
Myna, Common
Myna, Jungle
Owl, Mottled Wood
Stork, Painted
Swallow, Red-rumped
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Prinia, Ashy
Robin, Indian
Warbler, Un id
Woodswallow, Ashy



You can see the other photos on my FB album if you click

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Tags: bannerghatta, birding, friends, karnataka, nature, photography, trees, wildlife
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