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Old 9th January 2013, 18:41   #16
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Very good find trtraj and some good snaps there! Loved the variety of butterflies and birds captured.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 9th January 2013, 19:08   #17
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Very good find trtraj and some good snaps there! Loved the variety of butterflies and birds captured.

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Thank you very much, In fact i missed a lot of them since i was tired after hiking in mid day. There are N number of butterfly varieties you can spot in two different place here one is on the bank of river which runs just after a small waterfalls and another one is on the way.

and my friend stopped me stepping further inside jungle while we heard lot of screeches from birds, reason was a bunch of elephant dunk
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Lovely TL and good pictures Raj. I was wondering about this place ever since i read in news that this year it has attracted lot of Migrants.

Looks like you had a great time. Did you spot the Srilankan Frog mouth and Chestnut headed bee eaters here? I read in news that these were recorded this year and i was planning to go there some time.
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Nice collection of pictures. Srvilliputhur is my native. I have been Shenbagathoppu many times. There is a temple of Lord Alagar if you trek for about 5 miles. Last year with more rains, we had lot more water around. This year has been drier.

Just a small correction, the Dam's name should be Pilavakkal.
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Lovely TL and good pictures Raj. I was wondering about this place ever since i read in news that this year it has attracted lot of Migrants.

Looks like you had a great time. Did you spot the Srilankan Frog mouth and Chestnut headed bee eaters here? I read in news that these were recorded this year and i was planning to go there some time.
The birds are lot many particularly in Pilavakkal dam (we need permission from the forest dept to go there) but, this place is little risky now since the water scarcity in jungle seems to be more. With more than 5 people in group would be safe

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Nice collection of pictures. Srvilliputhur is my native. I have been Shenbagathoppu many times. There is a temple of Lord Alagar if you trek for about 5 miles. Last year with more rains, we had lot more water around. This year has been drier.

Just a small correction, the Dam's name should be Pilavakkal.
Thanks for the correction Sudarsan. I actually didn't had a note of these places. We have been to Katalagar temple and had darshan too and the Theertha thotti (holy water tank) is simply amazing the water is still flowing.
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Thanks for sharing these pics, trtraj

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And there was a trap to butterflies too

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Was it alive when this pic was clicked? If yes, hope you freed it from the web.


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...Please elaborate on the location of Srivi for those who are not familiar with the co-ordinates...
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Shenbagathopu

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You spotted it right BTW, the fly was alive and freed by my friend where i was against it, just because it breaks some nature's cycle. Probably the Spider would die..
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Lovely TL and good pictures Raj. I was wondering about this place ever since i read in news that this year it has attracted lot of Migrants.

Looks like you had a great time. Did you spot the Srilankan Frog mouth and Chestnut headed bee eaters here? I read in news that these were recorded this year and i was planning to go there some time.
Thanks Aravind, I could not spot the ceylon frog mouth but the bee eaters are there. You would find some more birds too, Have a happy and safe trip
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... was alive and freed by my friend ...... nature's cycle. Probably the Spider would die..
Thanks for freeing the butterfly ...dont worry, the spider will not die, they are conditioned to rebuilding their webs multiple times over their lifetime, and it would have got some other regular prey .

If I had the choice (of multiple life-times), I wouldn't mind spending one entire life-time watching different spiders build their webs. It is a work of art, and the patience exhibited by them is amazing !
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. It is a work of art, and the patience exhibited by them is amazing !
Oh yeah, ofcourse and this is the first time i saw an architectural miracle with perfect circular door kind spider home, Wow what a nature's beauty it is

There you go, you can notice a spider outside and one inside

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Nice pics. The Grizzled Squirrel is a rare catch. Is this forest connected to the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Sanctuary?
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Thank you !! This forests are in western ghats and hence it should be connected to kalakad too. Not sure how long it is. We were told that there is a route to reach Theni from this place and we noticed some local villagers (5 of them) were going to sabarimala by walk this side
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