December 29, 2013

ON THE WIRE


THE SPOTTED DOVE


It was a Saturday morning in April 2013 and I got up early to find some birds around my home in Devarachikanahalli, off Bannerghatta Road. As I was walking towards the nullah which was my favorite spot for birding in the locality, I spotted a solitary Spotted Dove perched on a wire. These avians are very common in Bengaluru. In fact, I would regularly see this particular dove at the same spot almost everyday as I walked towards my company shuttle in the mornings. I will write a more detailed post on these birds, their distribution and characteristics very soon. Meanwhile, I hope you like the pictures.