January 20th, 2011

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Bangalore Bird Race, 150111

We certainly had a wonderful time at the Bird Race, and we certainly never had any expectations; our ranking, after all, would depend on how many birds the other teams saw! Here we are, early in the morning:


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I've put up my photos on Facebook

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...we never had any rare-bird sighting, so were hard put to it to designate a Bird of the Day!

However, it was worth noticing at that at 5pm at Valley School, we were already birding by moonight! :)

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Let me close with this beautiful view of the main pond in Valley School:

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It was a tiring but very satisfying
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Web of Light..Mini Forest, 190111

When I go for my morning walk around the Mini Forest, it's often dark, and so it's easy to see the magic of the cobwebs that the spiders spin, to catch the insects that are drawn to the light....

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That's the way the web starts...on some lamps, the creation is quite impressive:


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In the dark, the filaments of the web seem to be made of light themselves....a light-trap, to catch the unwary, that the predators build of gossamer....just look at the strength of the web, that can trap so much debris and hold it up without breaking!



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Post dedicated to Vittal, the Spider-Man...