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Nature Walk at Hebbal Kere

posted May 6, 2014, 9:25 PM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Dec 28, 2014, 1:10 AM ]



Date : 18/05/2014, Sunday 

Place :  Hebbal Kere and surroundings, Hebbal Industrial Area, Mysore City

Habitat:  Lake & Coconut farms within Industrial area with few large -local trees  

Duration : 4 Hours (6.30 to 10.30 AM)  

Highlight: 
  1. Birders participated -17  
  2. Vegetation turned green after few summer rains. Butterflies have started appearing (12 species) after rains. Interesting ones -PEACOCK PANSY, SMALL SALMON ARAB, WHITE/CRIMSON/PLAIN ORANGE TIP. PLAIN TIGER was laying eggs.
  3. Water level is improved but very much polluted; still found fresh water species like DARTER, COMMON KINGFISHER, PIED KINGFISHER among 68 bird species observed. 
  4. Fruiting of AZIMA TETRACANTHA, CORDIA DICHOTOMA; flowering of CLEOME VISCOSA, IPOMOEA CAIRICA.
  5. Distribution of grids for proposed June month’s ‘Mysore City Bird Atlas’ program discussed and allotted. Others can choose . 
  6. Few interesting sightings: 
      • Coordinated group fishing by INDIAN CORMORANTs 
      • Migratory bird still present - BLACK-WINGED STILT
      • Adult COMMON KINGFISHERs were very rigorously fishing to feed their two off-shoots.
      • View today’s checklist online  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18443703




INVITATION



When :
 18.05.2014, Sunday 

Where : Hebbal kere and surroundings 

Habitat:  Lake and surroundings 
 
How long : 4 Hours (06.30 to 10.30 AM)  
 
Distance : 9 Km from Mysore 
 
Charges/Fee : None
 
Instructions :
1. Program is open to all
2. Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement 
3. Please make your own vehicle arrangement to reach the location. Planned properly can save fuel, so pooling is essential.
4. You can decide yourself to come with or without camera (In one of the nature walk it is proved better observation of birds is possible without camera)
 
Assembly point : Hebbal tank entrance by 06.30 am