At Kukkarahalli Lake
Post date: Nov 8, 2013 1:09:11 PM
Fig: Spot billed Pelican by Ashritha Anoop
Duration: 6.15 – 10.00 hr
Weather: Clear sky & pleasant weather
Participants: 27 members
Habitat: Rain-fed Tank, marsh and Woodland
- Bird species observed -67
2. New addition to Kukkarahalli bird checklist-
- Very bold, fast flying bird hunter PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrines calidus made seven unsuccessful attempts during early morning community bird roost dispersal (06.20 am)
3. Few interesting ones-
- Dispersal of community of roosting birds -10000+
- ASHY DRONGO Edolius leucophaeus , BLACK DRONGO Edolius macroncercus & INDIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus kundoo were fighting out for foraging ground in Albizia lebbeck (ಬಾಗೆ)
- GLOSSY IBIS Plegadis falcinellus,, COMMON/WOOD/GREEN SANDPIPERs Actitis hypoleucos /Tringa glareola/ Tringa ochropus were sharing the exposed mudflat near sewage inlet
- Activity of BLYTH’S REED WARBLER Acrocephalus dumetorum and PADDYFIELD WARBLER Acrocephalus agricola amid thicket and bushes conspicuous.
- ASIAN PARADISE FLYCATCHER(F) Terpsiphone paradisi was active in the bamboo grove where roosting BROWN HAWK-OWL Ninox scutulata was often checking outside activity with one eye
- Found a pair of FOREST WAGTAIL Dendronanthus indicus active under the shadow of trees and ASIAN BROWN FLYCATCHER Muscicapa dauurica within the same canopy. A pair of WHITE-SPOTTED FANTAIL was sharing the habitat.
- A juvenile BROWN SHRIKE Lanius cristatus and few BLUE-TAILED BEE-EATERs Merops philippinus were taking off for hunt from a common perch.
- Freshly arrived SPOT-BILLED PELICANs Pelecanus philippensis were busy building the nests.
- BLACK-HEADED IBIS Threskiomis melanocephalus nesting season not concluded yet; seen many juveniles seeking food from their parents (120+ birds includes adult and juveniles)
When : 10.11.2013, Sunday
Where : Kukkarahalli Kere, Mysore City
Habitat : Rain-fed Tank, marsh and Woodland
How long : 06.15 to 10.00 AM
Distance : 3 Km from Mysore Railway Station
Assembly point and time: Walk down about 50 mtr inside the Kukkarahalli kere Western Gate (near Gangothri glades) where Birds Breeding Island is clearly visible; be present by 06.15 AM.
Note & Tips:
1. Nature Walk is free
2. Program is open to all, people of any age or experience level are welcome to take part
3. Field trip involves strolling / walking on dirt track
4. Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement
5. Take care for mosquito bite
6. Preferred attire, dull and non-glossy
7. And, silence is the essence of nature walk.
For details: Shivaprakash Adavanne
+91-9480191661 / 0821-2461096 (7 PM to 9 PM ) | firstname.lastname@example.org