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?)
Bee-eater, Small Green
Dove, Little Brown
Flycatcher, Asian Brown
Flycatcher, Asian Paradise
Hornbill, Indian Grey
Kingfisher, Small Blue
Kingfisher, White-breasted (White-throated)
Minivet, Small *
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Robin, Oriental Magpie
Swift, Asian Palm
Woodpecker, Black-rumped Flameback
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
and Vaibhav's excellent photographs are