We found some nice insects to photograph this time; Jai spotted a COTTON STAINER BUG flying along, and when it landed, we snapped it from the front
And from the side!
Having taken the bug's portfolio, I decided to immortalize this SCARLET MARSH SKIMMER as well...
And not even this COMMON JEZEBEL escaped my eagle (er, well) eye!
The birds...I didn't take too many photographs, and those I did didn't turn out too well...but here are a few foozly ones...
The only time I have ever got a BLUE-FACED MALKOHA out of the foliage, and I didn't focus properly (the bird was far away, as well, but still....)
We saw the SILVERBILLS as we were leaving, and in the harsh light, this one posed for me:
And as usual, on my way out, I was able to spot the Oriental Honey Buzzard and this SHORT-TOED SNAKE EAGLE:
I am wholly unable, however, to resist posting the photo of this INDIAN ROLLER:
Birders, I can hear you groaning from here!
As we were turning out on to the main road from the road leading to the Valley School, Jai pointed...and there was this scene of summer and flowers...
What a pity that the Bangalore government is intent on cutting down trees...just look what the trees can give us!
Enjoy the summer in Bangalore, local folks, while I go to the 12 deg Celsius St Louis spring!