On the spur of the moment, my friend Rosita Sequiera came by with her son Mark and picked me up, and off we went; I wanted to show her the magnificient trees of Hulimangala.
She’d brought some nice tea in that flask!
We started the evening with a beautiful
SHORT-TOED SNAKE EAGLE
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One of these
was dancing around on the barbed wire, for all the world like a Fantail!
Mark, who’s done well in his exams, was all smiles:
I took Rosita down the avenue of the wonderful giants, which feels like a cathedral to me:
Everywhere on the tall trees there were beehives, and I clicked one under construction:
The sun behind the clouds was an amazing sight, and I could not stop clicking the Fingers of God:
Though the lake nearby was nearly dry, it had a beauty of its own:
The figs on the Banyan tree were an invitation for many birds:
You can see how beautiful is the camouflage of the
with its body against the leaves, and its beak against the figs:
These two majestic Ficus trees are my landmark to turn off on the road to Hulimangala:
We sighted the Mottled Wood Owl, too, being chased around by the Mynas, then the Parakeets, and then the Kites!
The bird list:
Bee-eater, Small Green
Eagle, Short-toed Snake
Heron, Indian Pond
Owl, Mottled Wood
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Warbler, Un id
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