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Birds of Anekal lake

Over the past many Sundays, I have been discovering and re-discovering the beautiful lakes of Bangalore and the remarkable birds and critters that inhabit there. 
Last week, I visited Anekal lake for the first time. 
Here's a photo tour...


The sky was so overcast that the Sun at 9 AM was looking like moon...



A flock of Black-winged Stilts...



Ashy Prinia...



Pheasant-tailed Jacana...



Great Cormorant in flight...



Donkey and its cute foal...


The foal looked less than a month old...



A flock of Black-winged stilts perform a synchronized aerobatic flight at really high speed... 


Frog...


Paddyfield Pipit...


Pied Bush Chat...



 Cattle Egret...



Cattle Egret in flight...


White-browed Wagtail...


The showstopper of the day was the Pied Kingfisher. It hovers over the lake trying to locate fishes...


Once it locates a fish, it dives into the water with great speed...


It catches the fish...


And flies away...


Here's a panorama of Anekal lake and its surroundings. Click or tap to navigate...



25 comments:

  1. Very good photo shoots. A special credits to the moon like sun...!!

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  2. Great photos! I especially like the birds in flight. Now I am envious of your camera! lol

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  3. The Pied Kingfisher is amazing. Nice post!

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  4. Oh that Pied Kingfisher was wonderful! And how I adored the baby donkey! Great...really stunning photos, as always!

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  6. Shiju,

    Fabulous photos of the birds! I know how tricky it to catch them in flight and you did a great job. I stink at it. :D The little donkey foal is just adorable!! Thanks for stopping by and linking up. Have a safe and happy new year!

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  7. The Kingfisher is gorgeous but I keep going back to look at that baby donkey! How perfectly sweet it is! Beautiful photos this week! WOW!

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  8. Magnificent sequence of shots with the kingfisher - I love it! The other shots of birds in flight (stilts and egret) are also terrific. They are so majestic and beautiful!

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  9. I did think that was the moon from the thumbnail! Gorgeous photography, and I enjoyed the 360 pano shot.

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  10. Stunning photos! I love the birds and the cute foal.

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  11. Great photos of lovely birds.
    Have a good time and Happy New Year

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  12. Hello, I love the Kingfisher shots. The Donkey and little one are adorable photos. The Stilt is beautiful. Gorgeous birds and images. I wish you all the best in 2018, Happy New Year. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. I Have appreciated all your visits and comment on m blog in 2017. Have a happy weekend!

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  13. you have sauch a gift and bring oy to mine

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  14. I always love your photos - the wildlife images are invariably stunning.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/01/curiosity.html
    Happy New Year to you!

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  15. Awesome photos. Loved the post.
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year.

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  16. You really do have some beautiful birds! Oh how I love that sweet little foal! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. What fun exploring new spaces...thanks for sharing on just BE.

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  18. Aww the baby donkey is adorable

    Mollyx

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  19. Wow! You sure live in a gorgeous place! I love your photos, especially the flock of flying birds.

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  20. wow such gorgeous photos!! the sun does look just like the moon, amazing!! love that cute little foal! thank you so much for linking up with willy nilly! have a great weekend :)

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  21. Wonderful series! But love the donkey.. Michelle

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  22. I don't know what I would have expected Banagalore to look like but not this - so it is, to me, a very interesting post.
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