Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) with a taste for flowers

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Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) with a taste for flowers

Its Saturday and I was out early in the morning – well before day break. The aim was to reach this place called Jaipurdoddi, on the outskirts of Bannerghatta National Park in Bangalore. I had never been to this place before so I turned on my google maps for guidance and started off expectantly.

The journey itself was un eventful, though the road cuts through the National Park and people have had close encounters with elephants on this road. No such luck for me today. Now the Bangalore weather is also a bit tricky at the moment – its quite pleasant in the night and on some mornings you get to see dews as well; but the day gets pretty hot quickly. So one needs to wrap up all birding action by 9:30 AM.

I scoured the place and saw some common birds like Purple Sunbirds, Babblers, Red Wattled Lapwings…

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