BWFC: 4th Sunday outing to Kaikondrahalli Kere: 231114

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It was very pleasant to be able to go to Kaikondrahalli Kere after a long time and find that, apart from the dumping and levelling going on down one side of it, the lake is generally still well-maintained.

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An ambling walk of a couple of hours were very productive from the bird point of view, and we watched the nesting behaviour of the Great Cormorants,

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and the fishing by almost all of the waterfowl. Several juvenile Brahminy Kites, swooping at the surface of the water now and then, provided the raptor touch.

The flock of Chestnut-tailed Starlings feeding on the Eucalyptus fruit pods made me muse on how species adapt even to exotic trees and utilize them.

Some of us compared notes over breakfast; there is a restaurant called “Sri Bhema’s” around the corner which is ideal for the purpose!

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Many thanks to Prarthana for organizing the outing though it was a little difficult for her. Her daughter Tanushree is developing into a good bird-spotter! There were several children on the walk this time, and it was heartening to see.

I have put up my album on FB,

click here

My e-Bird list is

here

Babbler, Jungle
Barbet, White-cheeked
Bee-eater, Green
Bulbul, Red-vented
Bulbul, Red-whiskered
Bushchat, Pied
Coot, Common

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Cormorant, Great

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Cormorant, Little
Coucal, Greater
Crow, House
Crow, Jungle
Darter, Oriental

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Dove, Laughing
Dove, Spotted
Drongo, Ashy
Drongo, Black

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Drongo, White-bellied
Duck, Spot-billed

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Egret, Cattle
Egret, Intermediate
Flameback, Greater
Flowerpecker, Pale-billed
Grebe, Little
Heron, Grey

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Heron, Indian Pond

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Heron, Purple

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Honey-buzzard, Oriental
Ibis, Black
Jacana, Bronze-winged
Kingfisher, Common

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Kingfisher, White-throated

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Kite, Black
Kite, Brahminy

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Koel, Asian
Lapwing, Red-wattled

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Munia, Scaly-breasted
Myna, Common
Myna, Jungle
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Parakeet, Rose-ringed
Pelican, Spot-billed
Pigeon, Blue Rock
Pipit, Paddyfield
Prinia, Ashy
Robin, Indian
Sandpiper, Green

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Sandpiper, Wood
Silverbill, Indian
Shikra
Sparrow, House
Starling, Chestnut-tailed

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Stork, Painted

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Sunbird, Purple
Sunbird, Purple-rumped
Swallow, Barn
Swallow, Red-rumped
Swallow, Wire-tailed
Swamphen, Purple
Swift, Un id
Tailorbird, Common
Tern, River
Tit, Great

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Wagtail, White-browed
Warbler, Blyth’s Reed
Warbler, Clamorous Reed
Waterhen, White-breasted

Loved the shades of green that Tanushree pointed out:

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The Akasha Mallige (Indian Cork Tree) is in full flower now:

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Lots of six-footers, too, like this

COMMON CASTOR:

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this

DAMSELFLY:

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This weirdo with more legs than I could count, and backpacks, too!

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Some abstract images caught my eye, too:

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Some bird seemed to have built its nest with soft, inviting straw rather than the usual twigs…de luxe residence!

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The gatekeeper’s dog was a real dish:

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Here is a Striped Tiger, and then two Plain Tigers, to bid you goodbye for now!

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