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3rd Sunday Outing, Bird Watchers' Field Club, 200311

The 3rd Sunday outing, this time to the Hulimangala area, was a very enjoyable one, with a huge stand of majestic trees that were truly breathtaking to see...and which we must enjoy before the "development" of our city wipes them out. However, squinting up into the trees to see the birds meant that birding was,literally, a pain in the neck!

We had a good turnout, and we birded at both the tree area as well as the eucalyptus plantations around, and at a small waterbody on the opposite side of the road.

One of the highlights was the sighting of the Pied Cuckoo, a winter migrant, right out in the open, on the water body.

Another delightful sight was that of the House Sparrows hopping about near the Hulimangala school; could we miss seeing these on World Sparrow Day?)


Barbet, White-cheeked
Bee-eater, Small Green
Bushcat, Pied
Bushlark, Jerdon's
Coot, Common
Cormorant, Little
Coucal, Greater
Crow, House
Crow, Jungle
Cuckoo, Pied
Cuckooshrike, Large
Dove, Little Brown
Dove, Spotted
Drongo,Ashy
Drongo, Black
Eagle, Short-toed
Egret, Cattle
Egret, Little
Flowerpecker, Pale-billed
Flycatcher, Asian Brown
Flycatcher, Asian Paradise
Grebe, Little
Heron, Pond
Hornbill, Indian Grey
Ibis, Glossy
Iora, Common
Kingfisher, Small Blue
Kingfisher, Pied
Kingfisher, White-breasted (White-throated)
Kite, Black(Pariah)
Kite, Brahminy
Kite, Black-shouldered
Minivet, Small *
Mynah, Common
Mynah, Jungle
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Owlets, Spotted
Parakeet, Rose-Ringed
Pipit, Paddyfield
Prinia, Ashy
Robin, Indian
Robin, Oriental Magpie
Roller, Indian
Sandpiper, Wood
Shikra
Shrike, Brown
Sparrow, House
Sunbird, Purple-rumped
Swallow, Red-rumped
Swallow, Wire-tailed
Swift, Asian Palm
Tit, Great
Waterhen, White-breasted
Woodpecker, Black-rumped Flameback

(52 species)

Several of us wound up at the Lotus Restaurant in Nisarga Layout, comparing notes (and exchanging jokes!)

A few of us also went to attend the celebration of World Sparrow Day by Nature Forever, at WIPRO, Electronics City; I'll be posting a short write-up of the event on Citizen Matters shortly.

Meanwhile some of my photographs, and a short account, are

here


and Vaibhav's excellent photographs are

here
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