While I was away...

…..the husband was at play! With birds. Birds with wings, I mean. He had come to drop us at the airport and pulled a sad face, saying how much he will miss the baby and me and how empty the house will seem. It is another thing that I never received a phone call from him after I reached Guwahati, my maternal home. Instead, whenever I called him, he would be out somewhere busy clicking birds. I would further get rattled when he reported spotting birds that I was dying to catch a glimpse of. 

So, in other words, the husband had a gala time while I was busy working at home for office and looking after a cranky kid. He had gallivanted all around our favourite birding spots in Bangalore and driven as far as Maidenahalli/ Jayamangali Blackbuck Sanctuary as well. Around Bangalore, he visited: Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, Galibore, Mavathur lake, Valley School, Hoskote lake, Hessarghatta, Ragihalli, Hulimangala, Rampura lake and TG Halli. He had also gone to Manchanbele Dam and Thattekere but the areas were closed to public for reasons unknown.

Let’s make this a ‘While I was away’ series. Starting with Galibore. Enjoy the show!

While I was away: Galibore, a photo blog post

Water body near Harohalli 

Asian Openbill Stork 

A flock of Rosy Starlings 

 Rosy Starlings on their perch

Rosy Starling 

Common Hoopoe 

A pretty picture! 

Green Bee-eaters 


 Common Woodshrike

Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker

Black Eagle 

Black Eagle 

Small Pratincole 

Pied Kingfisher 

Short-toed Snake Eagle 

Small Pratincole 

Golden Oriole 

Brahminy Starling 

 Ashy Woodswallow

Asian Paradise Flycatcher 

Yellow-crowned Woodpecker 

Lesser Goldenback 

Spotted Deer 

Bonneli's Eagle 

The coveted Jungle Owlet 

 Grey-headed Fish Eagle

Booted Eagle

There are more photographs clicked at the water body on the way to Galibore from Kanakapura. I think I shall keep them for a separate post.

My previous posts on Galibore:

Looking for birds around Galibore fishing camp

Galibore revisited


  1. These husbands... All the same! But isn't he just fab with the camera....amazing pics! Indeed a fabulous end to 2013! Wishing you and your family a very happy new year! Your posts are always a delight to the eyes and taste buds too :) keep blogging dear!

    1. Thank you so much Aditi! Wish you a great 2014 as well! Keep writing, keep smiling!!

  2. Wow! Fantastic captures.
    Wishing you a great year ahead!

    1. Thanks, Indrani! You have a good one, too!!

  3. Lol! He sure has hit a jackpot wandering alone :)
    and and Pratincoles, Owlet... wow! wish he had gotten the Brown fish owls too... ;)


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