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Birding at flooded Hoskote lake

Two months back, I had been to Hoskote lake in Bangalore on a rainy day and had written a blog post titled - Rainy day birding. That was one difficult nature walk where I had to squish noisily through mud and mire. Last Sunday, I revisited the place to find most of the walking trails submerged as there were more rains. Here's a photo tour of what little I could salvage from the quagmire...


Here's a panorama of Hoskote lake and its surroundings. Click or tap to navigate the 360° view...


The morning was misty...


I could see the silhouette of a Greater Coucal...


More mist...


A female Asian Koel...


Dew drop...


Painted Storks Black-headed Ibis flying overhead...
(Thanks Arnab Banerjee for the correction.)




Lantana...



Plain Prinia...


Sky...



More flora...



Pied Bush Chat...








30 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this Post, wonderful captures of the nature.

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  2. There is beauty everywhere in all kinds of seasons and weather. Your post captured all the spots of beauty that misty, rainy day.

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  3. Wow! These are all gorgeous, but I LOVE the Asian koel.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/11/very-zen.html

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  4. Always enjoy your photographs! Teresa from NanaHood

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  5. Loved your post. Thanks for sharing all pics, Awesome.

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  6. what spectacular photos- I especially love the storks and Asian Koel. thanks

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  7. Absolutely fantastic photos.
    :) gwingal

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  8. Exotic pictures. So well taken.
    Happy WW!

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  9. That mist thought <3 I love misty mornings (and afternoons and evenings, for that matter), they give me feeling I can't quite describe... Cozy, wintry, peaceful... nope, still not doing justice.
    Such mornings are getting rarer these days in Bangalore :/

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  10. Wonderful selection, and the mist is very atmospheric. Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. excellent collection of picture. Loved the misty morning and the Koel picture the most. You have an eye for beauty.

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  12. Beautiful shots of your Asian birds and flowers.

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  13. Well, if you squished noisily, you really captured the scenes quite well! Superb photography! I always enjoy it. Thank you for linking up today!

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  14. Beautiful photos. That 360 photo is wonderful. I loved the flock of birds on it.

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  15. Such gorgeous photos and thank you for sharing with us at #BloggersPitStop. Have a lovely weekend.

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  16. What fantastic images! You are a great photographer of these awesome creatures.

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  17. Hello, gorgeous scenery and photos. The birds are beautiful. Love the pretty flowers and dewdrop! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

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  18. The Koel bird is gorgeous with all of the speckles in his feathers. And I could look at the Panoramic view over and over again. It's amazing!

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  19. That Asian Koel is marvelous.
    I've had rainy birding days too....it's no fun until you see all the wonders of nature.

    As always, I found your post most pleasurable. Thank you kindly for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

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  20. That Asian Koel is so stunning and I loved the Pied Chat as well. That lake is a wonderfully beautiful place and you made some lovely photos. Really enjoyed your post!

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  21. All wonderful especially the droplet

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  22. Beautiful pictures. You did well despite the challenging conditions :)

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  23. Every week I look forward to seeing your super photography. Your post is always relaxing and peaceful, and I enjoy my time here! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful as always!
    Thanks so much for being a part of AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  25. Hi. I was going through your blogs. Great shots. Thank you for sharing.
    One correction to this blog. The flying birds labeled as Painted Storks are in fact Black-headed Ibis.
    Regards.
    Arnab.

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    1. Thank you Arnab for letting me know of the error. Much appreciated! I have corrected the same.

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