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Avian life of Kaikondrahalli lake


I visited Kaikondrahalli lake after a gap of six months. This visit was quite good with some amazing bird sightings. Here's a photo tour...

A Grey Heron is a tale of patience. It waits and waits for a fish to come by...


The beautiful surroundings...


Juvenile Brahminy Kite...





A White-breasted Kingfisher was seen perched far away...


Pond Heron wasn't having much luck with fishing... 


All over, it was the same story...








Then luck smiled on the pond herons in the form of dragonflies...


Catching dragonflies seemed much easier compared to the toil for fish...


Life started looking up...





Painted Stork...





Grey-headed Swamphen...





Spot-billed Pelican...


Bronze-winged jacana is a beautiful wader with stunning plumage...


The bronze-winged jacana breeds in India and southeast Asia...


They feed on insects picked from the floating vegetation or the water surface...





Juvenile Great Cormorant...





White-cheeked Barbet...





White-breasted kingfisher...





The joy of fishing...


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Short birding trip to Valley school

 A short birdwatching trip to Valley School, Bangalore yielded some very interesting sightings. Here's a photo tour...

The morning was considerably more sunny than what I had expected...


Brahminy Kite...





Green Bee-eater...


Morning glory...

Giant Wood Spider...


Jungle Babbler...











It is October and the migratory birds have started arriving. Here's the first guest of the season, a Brown-breasted flycatcher...


Brown-breasted flycatcher breeds in north eastern India, central and Southern China and northern Burma and Thailand, and migrates to southern India...








Rain droplets on spider web...





Oriental Garden lizard...





White-rumped Shama...








Giant Wood Spider...


Green Bee-eater...








Spotted Dove...


Juvenile Tickells-Blue flycatcher...


Puff-throated Warbler...



 Scaly-breasted Munia...





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