Posted by: Ramesha JS | April 15, 2011

Vally School Bird Trial – My first hand with DSLR


This  April 2011  I had  entered the DSLR family. This was my dream to have an SLR camera after tried my hands with bridge camera for few years.

The first  on field experiment I scheduled on last Sunday and the place chosen was Vally School on Kanakapura Road.  The place which has been described as  birds paradise.  And many of my fellow birders have observed  variety of species around the school.  By the time we reached  the Vally School, in the  Bird Watch register 1o members already signed there.  To my  disappoint  school security persons told to have the bird watch outside the school and not inside.   Later  I got relief after clarifying with our birder group friend.

A  long walk along the school fencing. Only birds kingdom, there noisy chirping, Busy flying, happily relaxing on trees, electric wires. We can find two big banyan Trees.  and a dry land on the other side. At the end of the Banyan tree we should have continued our trial  on the left side where the lush green area with thick bushes and trees  are there. We found the plenty of Cattle Egrets stepping with a cow heard and start observing them and moved in opposite dry land direction.  I think here i missed the route.

Under the banyan tree you can relax on the stone bench.  Ideal place away from pollution and noise. I will visit once again soon to study the birds here.   Birds found and observed

  • Black Kite
  • Indian Bush Lark
  • Paddy  Field Pipit
  • White-throated Kingfisher
  • White Cheeked Barbet
  • Cattle Egret
  • Sun Birds
  • White browed Wagtail
  • Black Drongo
  • Red-vented Bulbul
  • Indian Roller
  • Pied bush chat

Few birds found but I am unable to identify and no snaps also due to distance.

Reaching there: Straigt on Kanakapura Road, BANGALORE  after crossing the NICE Road  flyover around 200 mtrs take Right turn and further 2kms dead end  Vally school.  Sign the Bird watch register kept at Security without fail before venturing  for Bird Watch around Vally School.

(c)  Ramesha JS_2011


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