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Hessarghatta, 091010

The BULBs outing last Sunday was enjoyable....

Here we are, at Hessarghatta, tucking into some pre-breakfast breakfast:

hsgta group 101010





Breakfast after this, included Neer Dosa, pathrOde, and lots of other delicious things!

Here are some of us, with our cameras:

garima vishwas dhanesh chandu jainy 101010


One more...

guru timmapur 101010

While there were several raptors sighted, they were not really photographable (at least, by me.)So, here, instead is this beautiful

SILVERBILL:


silverbill 101010

A

JERDON'S BUSHLARK (thank you, Guru)on top of a tree:


jerdon's bushlark 101010

The only raptor I got on my MLC was this

KESTREL:


kestrel on thorns hgta 101010


nearby sat a

BAY-BACKED SHRIKE

showing its bandit mask:


bay-backed shrike 101010

and I got a

COMMON STONECHAT

too:


siberian stonechat 101010


Everywhere, there were

ASHY-CROWNED SPARROW LARKS

on the path.

ashy-crowned sparrow larks 101010

Some of them were "rufous-crowned" because of the muddy area!


I loved the sight of these radiating arcs of

BAYA WEAVERS'

nests:

weavers' nests 101010

Some

DRONGOS

were silhouetted against the cloudy sky, too:


drongos 101010

some

EGRETS

flew across in formation:

egrets in flight 101010 hgta

I got an SMS of a

WHITE-BROWED BULBUL

with a grasshopper in its mouth:

white-browed bulbul with prey 101010

then sighted a

PADDYFIELD PIPIT:

paddyfield pipit 101010

of course, the

PIED BUSHCHATS

liked to pose!


pied bushchat 101010

I got both the male

GROUND SKIMMER (thank you, Uma!)

ground skimmer 101010


and the female:


ground skimmer female 101010

Here's a

FROG (Fejavarya sp)

fejavarya sp frog 101010

another, which Sesh tells me is an

ORNATE NARROW-MOUTHED FROG (Microhyla ornata)


Microhyla ornata- Ornate narrow mouthed frog101010

these

MUSHROOMS

looked like flowers:

mushrooms 101010

and Rajneesh pointed out these orange ones:


orange mushrooms 101010

even a very tiny

WILDFLOWER

looked so beautiful!

un id wildflower (tiny)

as did the small

IPOEMEIA

flowers:


un id ipoemia

Of course, I loved documenting the


JEWEL BUG

and was careful not to get this

"ITCHY POOCHI" (I don't know what it's called in English, we call it "kambLi poochi" in Tamizh...contact with it causes intense itching)

kambLi poochi 101010

there were millions of these tiny

MOTHS:


un id tiny moth 101010

A

COMMON FOUR-RING:


common 5 ring 101010


this one is a

SLATE FLASH (what a lovely name!)


slate flash  101010

I enjoyed the camouflage of this

GRASSHOPPER:


grasshopper 101010




I left it to those with the high-end cameras and the large lenses to get the raptor photos; but I was able to get a reasonable photograph of the beautiful Kestrel....


kestrel profile 101010


But...going to Hessarghatta takes up FAR too much driving time, I feel!
Tags: bangalore, bird of prey, birding, butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, insects, lake, photography, reptiles, weekend
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