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Outings in the times of COVID

How I go on nature/bird outings: I go with just two or three friends, all of whom are (so far) healthy. We wear our masks, and sit one person to an open window.


We choose locations where we are not likely to find any other people.

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Champakadhama Temple at Bannerghatta.


Here's the rushing stream of the Suvarnamukhi, just upstream of T K Falls:



Here is the cascade at Thotti Kallu Falls:



Don't do it if you are not comfortable with the idea! However, my visits to the Bannerghatta biosphere (Gulakmale, T K Falls area) have been extremely productive in terms of many kinds of life forms, including birds.


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Lesser Grass Blue

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A Carpenter Bee with its wing stuck on a thorn (I released it gently.)

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My friend Biju with a beautiful tree

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Ancient inscription stones (probably dating back to the 9th century).

Here's a Sirkeer Malkoha which the three of us (Biju, Prem and I) found foraging on the ground this morning, while exploring the general area. It then hopped on to a small tree, and stayed for a little while, delighting us before it flew off.

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Bannerghatta biosphere, several visits.
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