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Valley School, 080111

It started out as three people...Naveen, Nandan and I, going to Valley School; but the minute I realized that more people could go...I ensured that more people DID! So finally, it was 8 of us who had piping hot coffees at Park View, before going off to a misty morning at Valley School.....here IS the misty morning:


sunrse tree 080111


Of course, the minute you enter Valley School, one or more dogs appoint themselves your guides, and stick with you throughout your outing!



vs guide dgs 080111

Here are the other seven, engrossed in bird-watching and id-ing:


all of us 080111 vs



We started with the lovely sight of several

SILVERBILLS

in the morning light:

slvrbll scp 080111


and a couple of them were foraging on the road:




An

ORIENTAL MAGPIE ROBIN

came and went:

omr 080111

Several

COPPERSMITH BARBETS

which Valley School is famous for, made their appearance:


cs brbet 080111

We watched this

JUNGLE MYNAH

with the blue eyes, trying to make its nest in a dead palm tree:


jungle mynah 080111





A

SHIKRA

kept giving us great sights...on the tree and in the air..in fact, one was flying above us just 4 km from my home, over Reliance Mart junction!


shikra 080111 vs

I loved the scene with the

WHITE-BROWED BULBUL:


blblscp 080111

Overhead, we saw one of the usual

ORIENTAL HONEY BUZZARDS:

ohb 080111 vs

This

CALOTES

was hidden between the leaves, but we spotted it as it was spotting us!


chameln 080111 vs


Vittal wanted me to document this

DEBRIS ORB SPIDER

for further id:


debris orb spider vs

and there were many

WOLF (or FUNNEL-WEB) SPIDERS

about, sitting at the entrance to their parlours:


wlf spdr vs 080111


Of the several butterflies that we saw, I got the

ROUNDED PIERROT:



pierrot? 080111

the closed

YELLOW ORANGE-TIP:


ylw orng tp 080111

the

COMMON LIME:

common lime 080111 vs

I thought of Uma as I photographed the

ZEBRA BLUE

both closed,

zebra blue clsd vs 080111


and open!

zebra blue open 080111 vs


I finally found these two un id

MOTHS

in the School toilet, before we finally went towards a very welcome breakfast:


moth 080111vs

grn mth 080111 vs


I loved these

CASSIA

flowers, harbingers of Spring:

cassia siamea

The lists:


Babbler, Jungle
Barbet, Coppersmith
Barbet, Small Green
Bee-eater, Small Green
Bulbul, Red-vented
Bulbul, Red-Whiskered
Bulbul, White-browed
Bushchat, Pied
Buzzard, Oriental Honey
Cormorant, Little
Coucal, Greater
Dove, Laughing
Dove, Spotted
Drongo, Ashy
Drongo, Black
Egret, Cattle
Egret, Little
Flowerpecker, Tickell's
Flycatcher, Asian Paradise, white male and female
Flycatcher, Tickell's Blue
Flycatcher, White-browed Fantail
Hawk-Cuckoo, Common
Heron, Pond
Iora, Common
Kingfisher, White-breasted
Kite, Black
Kite, Brahminy (Juvenile)
Koel, Asian
Munia, Black-headed
Mynah, Common
Mynah, Jungle
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Parakeet, Rose-ringed
Prinia, Ashy
Prinia, Plain
Robin, Indian
Robin, Oriental Magpie
Shikra
Shrike, Brown
Shrike, Long-tailed
Silverbill, Indian
Sparrow, House
Sunbird, Purple-rumped
Sunbird, Purple
Swallow, Barn
Swallow, Red-rumped
Tailorbird, Common
Wagtail, Grey
Wagtail, Pied
Warbler, Blyth's Reed
Warbler, Greenish Leaf
Woodpecker, Greater Flameback

Blue,Grass
Blue. Zebra
Bush Brown, Common
Cerulean, Common
Coster, Tawny
Four-ring, Common
Jezebel, Common
Leopard, Common
Lime, Common
Orange Tip
Orange Tip, Yellow
Pierrot, Common
Psyche
Sailor, Common
Rose,Common
Rose, Crimson
Tiger, Common
Yellow, Grass (several types)

Several types of Crickets, Grasshoppers, Moths, Spiders

Agama, Peninsular Rock
Calotes
Lizard, Garden
Squirrel, Three-striped Palm


I hope the others add what I might have left out!




We even saw an owl...this lovely one, which formed part of the decorations of a Mela that was taking place in the School!


owl mela 080111


I've put up more pics on my

picasa web album


And have just started uploading on my

Facebook page



So...I hope all of you enjoy our Valley School visit as much as we did!
Tags: bangalore, birding, butterflies, insects, kanakapura road, karnataka, lizard, photography, school, spider, video, weekend
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