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Shikra to Sunbird at Bannerghatta....

A quick trip to the Bannerghatta National Park (around the Zoo area) with anushsh yielded such a variety of birds, starting from the tiny

LOTEN'S SUNBIRD


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(thanks for the correction,

Garima !



to the

SHIKRA

that we were really thrilled!

Here the Shikra is, perched upon a eucalyptus tree:


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We later saw this bird soaring high in the sky:

(Update, sainath says it's a KESTREL; Shikras do not hover in this way.)


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Then it started hovering over its prey:


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The

ASIAN PARADISE FLYCATCHER

the

COUCAL


the

RUFOUS TREEPIE

the

RED-WHISKERED BULBUL


and all the other usual birds made their appearance, and I returned a very happy birder, indeed!




The only sad part was, I had not charged the battery of the 20D properly...so all pics are by MLC2 (SX10)!


This rock pool made a lovely picture....


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More pics later....we are off to

Cauvery Wildlife
Sanctuary



area early tomorrow!
Tags: bangalore, bird of prey, birding, karnataka, kaveri, national park, photography, wildlife
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