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Hiking at Valley School

Last Sunday morning, we went on a hiking trip to Valley School, Bangalore. The area outside the Valley School campus has a variety of habitat for different types of birds and critters. There are grassland, scrub and even a bamboo habitat with a small stream traversing through. Here's a photo tour of the hike...



The beautiful sunrise...








Green Bee-eater...





The terrain...



The climb...


Red-vented Bulbul...



The ants retrofitted a custard apple to construct a heart shaped nest...


Heart shaped leaves...



A Black kite was seen perched high on a tree...


They are known to be attracted to smoke and fires, where they seek escaping prey...


Here, it was seen tenderly nibbling at the flowers, which is not its usual food...


Australian natives believe that kites spread fires by picking up burning twigs and dropping them on dry grass...


It gave me so many angles to shoot...





They are known to even eat household refuse and carrion. For this behaviour they are known in British military slang as the shite-hawk...


The bamboo habitat where I saw a peafowl vanishing in a jiffy...


Crossing the small stream...





Date palm flowers...


Another Green Bee-eater...


37 comments:

  1. That sunrise is really mesmerizing. Love the captures you made on your hike.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Some beautiful captures, thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Beautiful photos. I looks like a lovely hike.

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  4. Wow that sunrise is amazing! The birds are so vibrant. You do a great job capturing the details. That looks like a great hike :)

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  5. Amazing photos! That is such a beautiful place! I loved the black kite shots!

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  6. Wow! those Black Kite shots are amazing!
    MNL (cactus catz)

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  7. Beautiful series of photos. I think my favorites are the sunrise and the black kite shots.

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  8. Nice photos! I love the birds!

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  9. Real eye candy - The Black kite is spectacular!

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  10. Wow what amazing photos! That kite is something else!

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  11. Beautiful captures of the birds from your hike! That black kite is especially gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful sunrise and you caught the bee eater in the act!

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  13. Hello, gorgeous collection of birds and photos. I love the Black Kite and the Bee-eater. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  14. You really do have some amazing scenery around where you live, I bet it's a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of busy life. The photos of the kite are fabulous, a great shot of a magnificient bird.

    Thanks for sharing with me on #CountryKids.

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  15. Such beautiful shares and the Kite shares the information is just incredible...Love it all~

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  16. That looks like a beautiful hike - the kite is very impressive.

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous pictures, my husband would love to do this walk as he is a real bird lover. Mich x #Countrykids

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  18. Goodness I am so jealous of that weather!!!

    Looks like a fun hike. The creatures that you saw along the way are all majestic!

    #countrykids

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  19. All of us bird enthusiasts enjoy & appreciate your sharing this weekend...thanks! Would love to have the bee-eater in MY vicinity!

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  20. That looks like a great hike. You have some really amazing photos and got to see some pretty neat wildlife! I love all those kite photos.

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  21. lovely photos, I really like the ants' custard apple nest

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  22. The birds over there are just stunning, what a wonderful walk #CountryKids

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  23. Fantastic photos - always - to see here. Thanks for joining us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/02/preparing-for-next-exhibit.html

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  24. Incredible view and what a lovely sunset!

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  25. You have captured that kite so well. Love looking at your photos :)

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  26. I've always loved your photos and the compositions, this is a lovely hike seeing a lot of those wonderful moments. I specifically love those water droplets and the wires.

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  27. How do you explain the the incredible Beauty that you poise in your pictures... Where do do you get that JOY ? Please explain???

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  28. These are so very awesome, but the best part I like that I've learned there's a bird out there that eats BEES (Of which I am allergic too). WOO HOO! HURRAY FOR THE BIRDS!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. A bee eater..I had not heard of that kind of bird...Michelle

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  30. You are really able to get some great close up shots.

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