as several people in the UGS (Usual Gang of Suspects, our group of friends who like to go for nature trails), and had a wonderful time, that included an awesome sunset.
The pictures of the birds are on my FB album
the scenery and general photographs are
and that technicolour sunset is
On Saturday last, I took 15 children from Sindhi School, Malleswaram, to the Bannerghatta forest (zoo area) and the pictures from that are
On Thursday, just 5 of us (it's a working day for many, and this time, the children didn't want to come) went to
Manchanabele Dam and Reservoir
All these were wonderful outings...and let me just show you a few sights from yesterday's outing...
This is what the sky looked like just before sunrise....
was one of the delightful little birds around...
Some of the birds...
preening on the water, after finishing their fish breakfast:
showed off a cool hairstyle!
showed off its glossy feathers:
soared above, delighting us:
So did a
much more common, but still, a beauty.
behind a rock gave me a funny photograph!
The terns then took off:
We enjoyed watching the
and its companion wagged their tails along the shore:
We watched this
ASIAN OPEN-BILLED STORK
and its companion, too:
The stork made a lovely picture against the water:
Liked the takeoff!
ASHY-CROWNED SPARROW LARK
sat on a granite slab:
One of the hightlights of the morning was seeing three of the
together, I got this one on the shore:
tried to hide in the Lantatna bushes:
posed for us on the rocks:
also sat helpfully on the bush:
SMALL GREEN BEE-EATER
was actually eating a bee!
I loved the sight of this old pavilion:
And some distance away were people working in a field of marigolds:
I completely enjoyed the sight of this
apparently visiting us to sit on the car!
Hope you can see my photographs of the other trips, too...