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A bombed birding trip

Last Sunday, I set off early morning on a much anticipated birding trip to Ragihalli forest. It was the first time I was visiting this forest, and I was so hopeful of finding a lot of birds thanks to the many online reviews of the place. As luck would have it, the trip didn't go as expected and I decided to salvage the bombed trip with a wildlife safari at the nearby Bannerghatta National Park. 
Here's a photo tour... 



Barring a few stretches of broken road, the drive was smooth and scenic...


A green bee eater sitting on an electric wire aroused my interest...


The forest is part of the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram campus at Shivanahalli, which has a huge variety of trees said to be planted by Swamy Vishnuayananda. The forest was abuzz with chirping birds and I walk around excited to catch a glimpse of them...


Although I could hear a variety of bird calls, they were no where to be seen. After walking more than a mile, I finally saw a male Paradise Flycatcher. It was visible for just a few seconds before vanishing...


The Plumeria Rubra blooms made the walk less tiring...


Cashew apple...


And the true cashew fruits... 


I saw a Greater Coucal at a distance. The bird was so shy that it flew away within no time...



Still further away I could see four Crested Bulbuls...


I walked a few more miles without much luck...


The terrain goes up and down and my pedometer reading at the end of the day showed 38 floors climbed...


I was thinking how much of a disastrous birding trip this turned out to be.  I decided to salvage the bombed birding trip by going on a wildlife safari at Bannerghatta National Park, which is around 14 km from Ragihalli. 
The expression of the zebra definitely pepped my mood up... 






The white tiger cheered me up...


What lovely eyes and majestic look...



A tiger on the prowl...



This one enjoying water in the hot weather...



  A roar. Look at those teeth...


 Scary...



 A monkey picking lice...






A spot-billed pelican...










A relaxing tiger...



A leopard...



A littke monkey doing what it does best...













At the end of the tiring day, I resolve to return to Ragihalli forest to capture those elusive birds...

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