Diwali weekend trip Giri, Kalyan, Swarna and I made a quick dash to BR Hills during the Diwali weekend. Stayed one night at Jungle Lodges at K Gudi, back to Bangalore the next day.
While we failed to get the Spot-bellied Eagle Owl we were adequately compensated by another elusive target – the Black Eagle. On the way to K Gudi this weekend, we stopped at two wonderful lakes in Mysore – Kukkarahalli and Lingambudhi. Fellow INW member CS Kulashekara very kindly accompanied us to these lakes (of which we knew nothing of) and literally assured us of frame-filling images of otherwise shy & elusive birds like the Blue-tailed Bee-eater (a lifer for me). Cheers, –ramki November 2006