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Farmhouse in Hosur....

I went with

Sandeep Chakrabarti

to visit the farmhouse and the camping shed he and Joy are getting ready in the Hosur area.....

Here's the farmhouse, which is now in the finishing stages:

sandeep's farmhouse 080910



I sighted several birds, amongst them, this

RUFOUS TREEPIE

feasting on its catch:

rufous treepie 080910 hosur

and this

RED-VENTED BULBUL

one of many in the trees around:


red-vented bulbul 080910


The butterflies were there in plenty:

here's the

COMMON FOUR-RING:

common four ring 080910

A

PLAIN TIGER:

plain tiger on flower 080910

a

PALE GRASS BLUE

with its wings open,

pale grass blue male open 080910

and closed:

pale grass blue 080910

this

COMMON CROW

isn't a bird:

common crow 080910

I found these

COMMON GULLS

mating:


common gulls mating 080910

this weird version of the

EMIGRANT

looked quite different!


weird emigrant hosur 080910



Several reptiles and amphibians were sighted too; here is the

PENINSULAR ROCK AGAMA

rock agama 080910


in full breeding colours.

there were several

TADPOLES

in the pond:


tadpoles in pond 080910

A stray dog was feasting on the skeleton of a snake:


dog eating snake skeleton 080910

alas, another beautiful mammal, this

FLYING FOX

had been electrocuted by the power line:

dead flying fox 080910

It was obvious that several of them used the trees nearby to roost.


My sightings of insects included this

WOLF SPIDER

deep in its funnel-shaped web:


wolf spider nest hosur 080910


Several feathers at the mouth of this

ANTS' NEST

told a tale of a dead bird carried inside for food:


feathers at ants' nest 080910

SOCIAL SPIDERS

had started their construction, too!

social spider nest 080910



Several plants were very interesting, too:

un id seed pod hosur 080910


un id wildflower 080910

The scenery as I walked around was lovely:


scenery at house area 080910

And here is Joy, pointing out interesting things in the seasonal stream nearby:

joy at her farmhouse 080910




I do hope you enjoyed the visit to Sandeep and Joy's rural home!


yellow flower hosur 080910

they are also preparing a camping area and a dormitory that wildlife enthusiasts who want to explore the area can use; there is power and water, and once it's ready, it will be a good place for families to take their children for a short, yet interesting nature trail.
Tags: birding, butterflies, flowers, hosur road, insects, karnataka, ntp, photography, tamil, wildlife
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