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Bannerghatta Zoo Area, 300910

Krupakar (a fellow-birder who lives three doors away from me)suddenly sms-ed me at 10.30pm, because he was given an off day for the Ayodhya verdict. (He'll have to slog it out on Saturday.)It was too late to ask anyone off we both went!

The highlight for him was sighting the GOLDEN-FRONTED LEAFBIRD, and this lovely little


asian brown flycatcher

We started with the sight of a


high in the sky, taking along nesting material:

kite nesting mtl bg 300910

We went, as usual, without expectations...but our sightings were varied and wonderful. Everywhere we saw the Spotted Doves, but for once, I wanted to snap a quick image of the


laughing dove 300910

in the area near the JLR Hill-View Restaurant, we saw this


rufous tailed lark 300910

Krupakar spotted this


high up on a tree:

ashy drongo 300910 bg

I could report four migrants to

Migrant Watch !

We saw both varieties of the


...the red-legged variety

red legged GWSpider 300910

and the regular variety:

300910 bg giant wd spdr

See the beauty of the web blowing in the morning breeze:

I loved the sight of this


on what I call the "Croc Pond", between the Zoo and the Herbivore Safari area.

An un-id

MOTH looked beautiful in the undergrowth

un id moth 300910 bg

but there were few butterflies to be seen.

In the crevices of the granite, these tiny, beautiful flowers bloomed:

un id tiny flwr 300910

Here's the bird list:

Babbler, Jungle
Babbler, Tawny-bellied
Babbler, Yellow-eyed
Barbet, Coppersmith
Barbet, White-cheeked
Bulbul, Red-vented
Bulbul, Red-whiskered
Bulbul, White-browed
Bushchat, Pied
Cormorant, Small
Crow, House
Crow, Jungle
Dove, Laughing
Dove, Spotted
Drongo, Ashy
Drongo, Black
Drongo, White-bellied
Eagle, Short-toed Snake
Egret, Small
Flowerpecker, Pale-billed
Flycatcher, Asian Brown
Flycatcher, Asian Paradise
Flycatcher, Tickell's Blue
Flycatcher, White-browed Fantail
Francolin, Grey
Heron, Pond
Kingfisher, White-breasted
Kingfisher, Small Blue
Kite, Black
Kite, Brahminy
Lark, Rufous-tailed
Leafbird, Golden-fronted
Munia, Scaly-breasted
Mynah, Brahminy
Mynah, Common
Mynah, Jungle
Parakeet, Rose-ringed
Prinia, Ashy
Prinia, Plain
Robin, Indian
Robin, Oriental Magpie
Shrike, Brown
Sparrow, House
Sunbird, Purple
Sunbird, Purple-rumped
Swallow, Red-rumped
Swallow, Barn
Swift, House
Tailor Bird
Tit, Great
Wagtail, Grey
Wagtail, Pied
White-eye, Oriental

Tags: bannerghatta, birding, enjoyable, flowers, holiday, migration, moth, national park, photography, spider, video

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