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Nandi Hills...the creatures...

Sunday's trip to Nandi Hills was particularly satisfying, as Kannan had his wish for the Tickell's Blue Flycatcher fulfilled..really FULL filled! Here are two poses by the beautiful bird:


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Another great sighting, which, alas, Anand missed, having to go back early (he was taking an evening flight to the US) was ...these two

EGYPTIAN VULTURES

sitting companionably on the microwave station tower!

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It was also not as difficult as usual to get photographs of the little yellow feather-scraps, the

ORIENTAL WHITE-EYES:

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here it is, on a "Powder Puff" flower:

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Another tiny bird that we were able to observe was the

COMMON TAILORBIRD

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here is one, busily preening:

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I got a lovely sequence and put it up on

this post

Yet another small yet pretty bird was this

ASHY PRINIA:



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the

ORANGE-HEADED THRUSH

was all around us!


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as we were looking at something else, I looked up and spotted this

BRAHMINY KITE

eating what was, obviously, a dead BARBET:


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It was lovely to catch sight of the

GREY-HEADED CANARY FLYCATCHER:


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I was able to get a nice eye-level shot of the

PUFF-THROATED BABBLER:


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It was not just the birds that held our attention, though they were, of course, in the majority.

Here's a little

SPIDER

on what I call the "Cobra Hood" flower:


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this beautiful, un id insect had us all clicking away!


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I asked Poornima to hold up the

FIG

from the Ficus tree:


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It was amusing, as usual, to watch the antics of the

BONNET MACAQUES

and here's a little one, secure in his mother's arms, and suckling contentedly:

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I've posted

here

about the outing, and

here

about the various monkeys we saw there!
Tags: bangalore, birding, insects, monkeys, nandi hills, photography, spiders, weekend
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