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Birds and Bugs of Hosakere

Rainy season is here! Despite the overcast Sunday in Bangalore, son and I happily joined a group of avid birdwatchers at Hosakere lake. Here are some pics from the fairly pleasant trip... 







An Ashy Prinia with its catch of the morning...



A caterpillar with a ball on its back...


A Gaudy Grasshopper with interesting body art...


Crimson Rose butterfly...








Grey-breasted Prinia...


The boy picked a Puffball Mushroom. The fungi are called puffballs because clouds of brown dust-like spores are emitted when the mature fruitbody bursts, or in response to impacts such as those of falling raindrops...


Baronet butterfly...





Honey bee...



Bombardier beetle...


Male Ditch Jewel dragonfly...


Female Ditch Jewel dragonfly...





Frog...


Male Crimson Marsh Glider dragonfly...


Baronet butterfly were mud puddling to seek out nutrients from the moist mud and fallen dates...





Kadaknath hen is an Indian breed which is completely black in colour. Even their meat, bones and organs appear black...





Common Crow butterfly...


Katydid, also known as long-horned grasshopper...



Katydid...


Katydid...


Little Cormorant...


Locust...


Cicada...







Australian tiger dragonfly...



Immature spur-throated locust...


Plain Prinia...











My previous trip to Hosakere lake - Photowalk at Hosakere


37 comments:

  1. What a great photo of you and your son! You should get that one printed and framed! I love seeing the butterflies and katydid! Beautiful photos of so many of natures unusual critters! Enjoy your weekend! PS I like your camera! WOW!

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  2. Awesome photo collections.
    Loved the post.

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  3. Amazing clicks 👍
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  4. For sharing this post with us birders, I thank you.

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  5. Lots of beautifully colored critters. Enjoyed your post!

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  6. Love the birds, bugs, and butterflies ... and that colorful grasshopper is the most amazing one ever! Marvelous.

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  7. Thanks for linking to Ruby Tuesday Too.

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  8. Thanks for linking to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

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  9. So many amazing insects...many I never knew about. I don't know where to start, but I do agree with Lavender Dreamer about having that photo printed and framed.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  10. I loved the dragonflies particularly the crimson one, that is stunning and how lovely to see you with your son too! Thank you for linking up to #pointshoot 📷

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  11. A wonderful adventure with your son! So many amazing photos! I always have trouble picking out favorites, but the crimson rose dragonfly and the crimson rose butterfly plus that Ashy Prinia were tops on my list...plus that amazing shot of the bee on the blue flower! How nice to see you and your son!

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  12. Great photography and I love the picture of you with your son xx Maria

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  13. ...such a beautiful collection of nature.

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  14. Another stunning story of surounding nature <3. Wow!!
    Male Crimson Marsh Glider dragonfly is really amazing. Actually all the pictures are really beautiful. Thank you for sharring them with us :)
    Hugs
    Rux

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  15. Wonderful photos. Feliz #MiércolesMudo.

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  16. Wow there is so much beauty here. Love it all.

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  17. Such lovely colors and fun things to see!

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  18. You & your son make a handsome pair <3 The Nature's miraculous art - your miraculous art through the lense. Just beautiful.

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  19. Great photographs. I especially love the one of the bird with the bug in it's beak.

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  20. Beautiful nature pics! I am a birder, so I especially appreciate the bird pictures. Looks like a good day all around. :)

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  21. Interesting collection. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Good to see you, happy and fresh ☺
    The pieces of nature that you have shown us are wonderful! Thank you much!
    Happy WW! ☺

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  23. I didn't know about the kadaknath hens! Thank you for the information. The red-and-black insect is a cicada. And I am not sure if Katydids and Long-horned beetles are the same. - Deepa.

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  24. What a great collection of pics. Love the detail in each pic.

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  25. That is a most unique grasshopper. I haven't seen one like that. The butterfly is beautiful and what a great shot of you and your son! I hope you print it. It's a keeper! Thanks for linking up today.

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  26. These nature photos are a total feast to the eyes!

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  27. Marvelous photos! You are an expert at close-ups.

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  28. These are stunning, and it is nice to see you and your son, from behind the lens too! #pointshoot xoxo

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  29. Beautiful! I enjoyed seeing all your critters and the beautiful countryside. I'm glad to see your son enjoys these outings with you too.

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  30. Hello, beautiful captures and macro shots. I love the birds, dragonflies and butterflies.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate the comment and visit. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  31. angles so unique esp the log with growth

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  32. Great selection, wonderful shots. Thanks for sharing :)

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  33. Amazing photographs. Thank you for sharing them.

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  34. Love all the pictures, really loved the butterflies and the birds. Thanks for sharing at the "Bloggers Pit Stop"
    Connie

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  35. So intersting about the black chickens. You must have so much patience to be able to capture those insects so well.

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