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Flamingos at Pondichery

Past week, I've been on a work trip to Chennai. I took a small detour and visited Pondichery on Sunday to explore nature. I loved my first visit to the beautiful Ousteri lake. Here's a photo tour...

It was still early morning when I reached Ousteri lake and I could see a rooster crowing...








Some Plain Tiger butterflies were active near the lake...





My first sighting of Greater Flamingos. I was losing my mind with excitement seeing these beautiful creatures in such large numbers...


I spent a lot of time admiring their flypast...


Greater Flamingos mingled well with painted storks and pelicans. Wondered if it's called Flamingling...




They do really funny stuff with their long legs...













Green-veined white butterfly...


Some Red-wattled lapwing were seen flying around cacophonously screaming 'pity to do it...pity to do it'...











And then, there was this hen, probably teaching its chicks how to cross the road and how to handle the cliched question - "Why did the chicken cross the road?"





A quick visit to the Promenade beach. Here's a panorama...


French heritage of  Pondichery...











Statue of Joseph Fran├žois Dupleix...


Mango and peanuts snack at the beach...


Boats of N4 beach in Chennai...


Puffer fish at N4 beach...





Was so happy to see a House sparrow after a really long gap... 



32 comments:

  1. Amazing pics. Another awesome post.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  2. Oh yes indeed amazing photos. have a nice week Shiju

    much love...

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  3. Gorgeous place! What stunning photos. My fave is of the boats in the dock area.

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  4. Nothing's redder than a rooster's comb!

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  5. Your photographs are always amazing. Thanks so much for sharing at NanaHood. Especially love the pink flamingos!

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  6. It is always a joy to see your photos. That extremely poisonous puffer fish looks deceptionally cute :)

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  7. Wow... Fantastic captures for Image-In-Ing!

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  8. Beautiful images - WOW!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/07/how-to-make-peanut-disappear.html

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  9. "Famingling"....lol..LOVE IT!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    - Lisa

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  10. Marvelous shots! I like the idea of a flamingling.

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  11. what exquisite photos! The red on that rooster is amazing.

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  12. Stunning photos!! (And what a lovely way to serve mango)

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  13. Extraordinary images! Thank you for sharing with us!
    Happy WW!

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  14. Stunning pictures <3!!!

    Happy WW :)!

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  15. I believe you admired the Flamingos for a time...beautiful post!
    And the butterflies too!

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  16. Beautiful photos! I love the flamingos. Ours are just all pink but I love the black tipped wings.

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  17. Amazing shots.. especially the Flamingos...
    which lens have you used ?

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  18. Lovely to see the chicken with her little flock. I don't think I would have picked up the puffer fish! Thanks for linking up today!

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  19. Amazing photos of nature I wish I had the opportunity to visit there too. Happy Summer, Kippi

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  20. Never seen a puffer fish. Took part in sky watch friday.
    Coffee is on

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  21. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post and stunning photography. your flight images are excellent. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. Wow, I do not know where to start. I love all the birds, gorgeous captures of the flamingo and the lapwing. The puffer fish is so cute. Beautiful butterfly and I love the cute chicks and rooster. Awesome photos and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank also for the comment on my post.

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  23. Fantastic flamingos! And all the other shots as well. Hope you're having a wonderful Saturday!

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  24. I've never seen anything like that Puffer fish...how unusual and neat! Love the chicken with her brood and of course the flamingos are spectacular! I'm glad you took lots of photos to share! WOW!

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  25. Always stunning images-you are so good at capturing so many details-especially birds in flight!

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  26. Gorgeous! That puffer fish doesn't look happy!

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  27. Hope you're enjoying your weekend & thanks for linking in with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  28. I did not know Flamingos could fly! Amazing pictures!!

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