Weekend Birding : Jaipurdoddi, Bangalore

Posted by redthil On 2/19/2012 10:07:00 PM

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 

This time was part of the Bangalore BWFC's (Bird Watchers' Field Club) Third Sunday Trail-19th Feb 2012-Jaipurdoddi. This place is in the Bannerghatta Area, after Shivanahalli (or after Ramakrishna Mission School). Following is the exact detail on how to reach that place: 

"Reaching Jaipurdoddi : Take the Bannerghatta Road from the Bangalore City. Cross the Bannerghatta National Park - the road curves to the left at the Bannerghatta Police Station. Proceed further towards Jigani. Halfway, on the right hand side you will see the Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli hoarding. (You will also notice a Swamy Ayyappa temple hoarding). This is Ragihalli Gate Bus Stop.Take a right turn there and drive for about 11 kms. Do not take any side roads (rare and few) that you will come along . Travelling through the Bannerghatta National Park reserved forest, you will have to cross the Ragihalli village to come over to Shivanahalli.Once at Shivanahhalli Village, take the new road on the right which leads to Jaipurdoddi." - Thanks to BWFC for this info. 

Though we have been to this place before, that time, our focus was not this place primarily. This time, Jaipurdoddi was our starting point or the area of focus. Our initial plan was to gather at 6.30am, but always, 30mins buffer time is always taken into account. So, we reached the starting point at 7am. By the way, by "we" here i refer to, Parikshit, Harsha and Me. I joined Parikshit in his car and Harsha was in his brand new (he claims its already old though) bullet, Electra. 

So this time, my primary focus turned out to be on the overall composition, than a tight portrait of the birds. so, it was lil interesting to zoom out a little, and get the perch also in the frame, than going all the way to 500mm. So, following are the pictures taken with Canon 7D & Sigma 150-500, Handheld.

A little close-up , for a change...

Parikshit [Parry] & Harsha
Other members came for this month third sunday trail

Thanks to Parry/Harsha/BWFC !!!!

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