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Valley School 011110

Another quick sneak to Valley School; we were disappointed to find that the Study Centre gate was locked. However, here are some of the interesting things I saw...

several butterflies, including the



ANGLED CASTOR:

angled castor vs



the

PEA BLUE:

cerulean 011110


the

SPOTLESS GRASS YELLOW:

grass yellow 011110

(no, it's not spotless because it uses the latest detergent...it simply doesn't have the spots that the Spotted Grass Yellow has.)




the

COMMON WANDERER:

common wanderer 011110

and a tattered

ORANGE TIP:

tattered organge tip 011110 vs


insects, including a small

BEE

hovering in mid-flight:

bee in flight 011110

an un id

BEETLE:

un id beetle 011110

and this

PUPA

on the grass blade:

pupa 011110

I documented a couple of mammals, Homo sapiens photographensis:


priya and krupakar vs 011110



we did see a fair amount of birds, but didn't get to photograph many, but I liked this quick silhouette shot of a rapidly flitting

WHITE-BROWED FANTAIL FLYCATCHER:

fantail sil 011110

having just missed one of them flying at about 10' height while I was photographing the Wanderer, the best sighting of all was seeing two

ORIENTAL HONEY BUZZARDS

sitting on a tree:

2 ohb vs 011110

and one was calling repeatedly:


ohb vs 011110



Here's a short video of its call that I took:





I'd not heard the call of this Buzzard before! A lovely morning, followed by a visit to the Vasanta Vallabharaya Swami temple that I've posted about

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Tags: bangalore, birding, butterflies, insects, kanakapura road, photography, school, temple, video, visit, weekend
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