Monday, January 18, 2010

Photographic Expedition


Recently had been on a 4 day wildlife workshop with Kalyan Varma, here is my meager collection. Though I wanted to write a minute by minute scale up of the entire expedition, I figured out that it was going to be a tough job recreating the fun, joy & excitement that we had during the 4 days hence I decided that the pictures were self explanatory.


http://www.wow-wonderworks.blogspot.com/2010/01/rainforest-expedition.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/minmaxmim/collections/72157623089758457/


Comment and critique would be great.

m.m

List of sightings and calls as identified by Dr Muthu from our team.

My sightings and clear identification stood at a record number 70 (all put together)

Valparai Rain forest expedition 8 – 11 january 2010

Birds List

1. Thickbilled Flowerpecker

2. Chloropsis

3. Whitebrowed bulbul

4. Purple rumped Sunbird

5. Block Drongo

6. Whitebellied drongo

7. Greater Coucal

8. Brahminy Kite

9. Osprey

10. Common Flameback Woodpecker

11. Yellow browed Bulbul

12. Common Iora

13. White Cheeked Bulbul

14. Common tailorbird

15. Scarlet Minivet

16. RedWhiskered bulbul

17. Green Bee eater

18. Red rumped swallow

19. Pacific swallow

20. Jungle babbler

21. Oriental honey Buzzard

22. Grey Wagtail

23. Pied bushchat

24. Common Mynah

25. Ruby throated bulbul

26. Long tailed Shrike

27. Hill Mynah

28. Mountain Imperial pigeon

29. Black Bulbul

30. Great Hornbill

31. Jungle mynah

32. Spotted dove

33. Golden oriole

34. Magpie robin

35. Chestnut tailed starling

36. Black shouldered Kite

37. Indian Roller

38. Jungle crow

39. House sparrow

40. Common crow

41. Streak throated woodpecker male & female

42. Brown shrike

43. Shikra

44. Malabar parakeet

45. Rufous babbler

46. White bellied tree pie

47. Fairy blue bird

48. Pond heron

49. Little egret

50. Little cormorant

51. Asian Paradise flycatcher

52. Grey tit

53. Rufous tree pie

54. Small minivet

55. Brown cheeked fulvetta

56. House swift

57. Crested tree swift

58. Crested serpent eagle

59. Plain flower pecker

60. Plum headed parakeet.

61. White breasted waterhen

62. Red vented bulbul

63. Puff throated babbler (Call)

64. Pied kingfisher

65. Crimson fronted barbet

66. Grey breasted prinia

67. Palebilled flowerpecker

68. Black eagle

69. Malabar Trogon

70. Lesser fish eagle (? Grey headed fish eagle)

71. White breasted Kingfisher

72. Small blue kingfisher

73. Rufous woodpecker

74. Scimitar babbler

75. Cattle Egret

76. Kestrel

77. Scops Owl ( Call)

78. Jungle owlet ( Call)

79. Malabar Grey Hornbill

80. Racket tailed drongo

81. Clamorous reed warbler

82. Ashy Prinia

83. Blyth’s reed warbler

84. Booted warbler

85. Malabar whistling thrush

86. Grey Jungle fowl

87. Oriental white eye

88. Black and orange flycatcher

89. Falcon?

90. Nuthatch?

91. White bellied shortwing

92. Leaf warbler

93. Nilgiri Pipit

94. Blue rock thrush

95. Black lored tit

96. Red spur fowl ( Call )

97. Gray headed canary flycatcher

98. Wynad laughing thrush (call)

99. Gray breasted laughing thrush

100. Emerald dove

101. Indian pitta

102. Hoopoe

103. Blue bearded bee eater

104. Desert wheatear

105. Vernal hanging parrot

106. Dark fronted babbler

107. Purple sunbird

108. Speckled piculet

109. Crimson backed sunbird

Mammals List

1. Malabar giant squirrel

2. Jungle striped squirrel

3. Wild boar

4. Brown mongoose

5. Striped mongoose

6. Barking deer

7. Mouse deer

8. Brown palm civet

9. Large brown Flying squirrel

10. Asian Elephant

11. Common langur

12. Nilgiri Langur

13. Lion Tailed Macaque

14. Bonnet Macaque

15. Nilgiri tahr

16. Bat ( Species not idied)

17. Small Indian civet (camera trap)

18. Gaur

19. Porcupine ( camera trap)

20. Hare



Dragon flies and Damsel flies

1. Stream ruby

2. Stream glory

3. Clear winged Forest glory

4. Saffron faced blue dart

5. Black stream Glider

6. Crimson Marsh glider

7. Asian slim

8. Green marsh hawk

BUTTERFLIES

Only those that came to my mind

( List incomplete as not recorded )

1. Chestnut sailor

2. Malabar rose

3. Peacock

4. Greater orange tip

5. Red disc

8 comments:

Deepak Venkatesan said...

Hey, nice sightings I guess... How do u rate the overall experience? I had a plan of taking this up sometime... Don't u think it is a bit too expensive?

Vikash Kumar Roy said...

Hi ,
I also wanted to learn attend such workshop ,could you please guide me with that?

Amirtha said...

Fantastic work! I enjoyed day 2 pics in your flickr foto stream. Keep goin!

mM said...

@ Deepak, I would rate it almost in the range of 7-9 on a scale of 10...nice locales, beautiful bird life and wildlife...and good learnings too, few nice sessions as well...thought it was a bit expensive but competitively priced as nowadays 4 days at a resort would be as expensive...what say?

mM said...

@ Vikash,

1) The course from Kalyan Varma
http://kalyanvarma.net/workshops

2) Amoghavarsha
http://amoghavarsha.com/workshops/

3) Mahesh Bhat
http://www.maheshbhat.com/

4) BPC
http://www.bangalorephotographyclub.com/workshops.html

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可愛 said...

快樂與滿足的秘訣,就在全心全意投注於現在的每一分,每一秒上 ....................................................

mM said...

http://www.manojcsindagi.in/gallery/main.php?g2_view=menuitem.Workshops

mM said...

6) http://elephas.in/photography-workshop/workshop-details.html
By Sudhir Shivaram