David Frye (seen here, posing with all the wildlife on sale at the Zoo) is a birder from Detroit, and the previous week we had taken him to Hoskote Lake. We had a good time, too!
In the zoo, we hunted for this
GREAT PIED HORNBILL
all over the cage, and finally found him right next to us, huddling in the corner of the cage (not distressed at all!) and looking at us with a beady eye.
We saw a
trying, literally, to feather its nest:
TICKELL’S BLUE FLYCATCHER
GULMOHAR or the MAYFLOWER
had started blooming:
The flowers of the
looked lovely, too.
The Kingfisher Pond (I was very happy to hear the guard in charge of boating call it by this name, and say, “A naturalist has named it!”) looked green and peaceful:
Here’s David, documenting something:
I couldn’t id this tree:
is another tree in full bloom everywhere now:
displayed its scales:
Chandu and David walk down Flycatcher Avenue:
See the beauty of Flycatcher Avenue:
This is the only SMS I could get of the
looked quite greedy as it took a whole Singapore Cherry in its mouth (but it only sucked at the juice and threw the fruit down.)
foraged along the path to the Quarry Pond area:
perky little bird:
made its characteristic “Didyoudoit?” call:
It was lovely to see the Champaka Dhama temple on top of the sheet rock, from the orchard area:
PENINSULAR ROCK AGAMA (male)
showed its breeding colours:
This is a very non-green “green” photograph, of broken glass litter left behind by visitors:
Some of the animals on sale were very realistic!
We saw these two, with a net and a cage, and we hope they wer
e not going to catch butterflies, because that is illegal:
DARK BLUE TIGERs
were flitting around, on their annual migration:
David appeared to enjoy his morning, and we gave him a really democratic experience..we took him from my home to the zoo area by one rickety bus and brought him back in an even more rickety one!
Let me close with this close-up of the Queen’s Flower: