Monday, October 1, 2007
Dr. Kumar Ghorpade, my guide for a week of birding around Bangalore, picked me up after a short breakfast of spicy foods and fresh yogurt and coffee. His driver had a brand new car- an Indian Tata, that he was clearly proud of. Our goal was the Nandi Hills, north of the city by 60 km. The hills are at 13.4019 N; 77.7239 E - and have an Elevation of 928 meters. The hill has extensive alien planting by the British such as eucalyptus and coffee. The forest canopy collects moisture from the fog that shrouds the top each morning and keeps the area moist.
We started our walk mid-way up the hill in order to wait out the fog.
Bonnet Macaque Macaca radiata
Green bee eater