Jan 252010
 

ABFC

The Valley School, established in 1978, A Krishnamurti Foundation India. The school is based on the teachings of the eminent philosopher and a great thinker Jiddu Krishnamurti. The school is located near Thatguni which is about 17 km to the south west of Bangalore, in a picturesque valley with undulating hills and farms with a reserve forest on the fringe. It has about 104 acres of dense vegetation, a semi wilderness haven with a lake on one side and a running stream. You can find species of Birds like- Barbets, Bush chats, Warblers, Bulbuls, Kites, Insect Eaters, Sun birds, Cormorants, Kingfishers, Wagtails, Crows, Sparrows, Mynas, Parrots, Bee eaters, Woodpeckers,Drongos, Shikras, Owlets, Swifts, Swallows, Tit & Robins, Bee Eaters & many more.

Blue-Faced-Malkoha
Approach: Driving from Bangalore towards kanakapura, reach Thalghattapura & from there about a Km you will find overhead Nice-road flyover, underpass the flyover & keep looking on the right side of the road for a sigh board of valley school, turn right & head about 2km to reach valley school security entrance. Also keep looking on the sides of the road to find many kinds of birds on that 2Km stretch.

guard-dog
Usually you will be greeted by this dog near the gate & follows your entire birding in valley school.

Common-Kingfisher

Tips:park vehicle on the right side of parking bay & enter your details in security & head down the tar road & followed by mud road cross the banyan tree, go till the end of the near old study centre fencing, take left again & join to mud road which branches out many pathways where you’ll find water stream, Lucky i found the Kingfisher near the stream. Many bird species are found here.

White Throated Kingfisher

Reach Valley school within 7:00am & you do birdwatching till noon, Also this place is best for Butterflies, many kinds of Insects & Spiders.

Common Silverline (Spindasis vulcanus)

Robberfly

Gloriosa superba - Shot at Valley School

Common Gull- Top

You can check more pictures from Valley school on this link

  2 Responses to “Valley School”

  1. Hi Sandip,

    I loved the pics and especially naming of each bird in Lalbagh album, may i know which Lens are u using with ur D60..i hav a D40 ?
    Deepak
    u can email me at deepaksaid@yahoo.co.in
    Thanks and ur doing a fine job.

  2. Nice photos Sandeep! Waiting for the Neelasandra pics..:-)

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