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Blissful birding at Hoskote

It's startling how enjoyable my recent birding trip to Hoskote was. As the migratory birds trickle in, there is unbelievable beauty all around. Here's a photo tour...


The elegant landscape may distract you but the real attention seekers are the birds you see all around...


A Jacobin Cuckoo or Pied cuckoo...


Jacobin cuckoo is partially migratory and in India, it has been considered a harbinger of the monsoon rains due to the timing of its arrival...


It has been associated with a bird in Indian mythology and poetry, known as the Chaatak represented as a bird with a beak on its head that waits for rains to quench its thirst. The crest might have looked like a beak to the poet...



Grey heron...


A Tridax daisy with unusual seven petals makes it quite useful for a broken hearted. The last petal will definitely say “He/She loves me”...


Talking about broken hearted, I wonder what's the story of these three Jungle Babblers. They seemed to be in a really messy relationship...


Little Cormorant...


Long-tailed shrike...









Male Purple-rumped sunbird...








A Painted stork was trying to catch fish...


A Brahminy kite flies in with a fish...






Intermediate egret in breeding plumage...


Little cormorant...


Yay! The painted stork manages to catch a fish...


The wise bird controls its excitement and slowly carries the fish to the shore...


It ensures that the fish doesn't slip into the water and escape...





Upon reaching the shore it maneuvers to gulp the fish...











Swallows on wire...


Barn swallow...


Black drongo...


Stone chat...


Female Baya weaver...


A Eurasian cuckoo was seen flying around...


After a bit of stalking it was located on a wire...


The stalking continued until it decided to pose...





This species is a widespread summer migrant to Europe and Asia, and winters in Africa...





Male Pied bushchat...



Female Purple sunbird...


Intermediate egret in non-breeding  plumage...



Indian silverbill...


Juvenile Brahminy kite...


 Brahminy kite...



I hope you liked the post. Do let me know your feedback in the comments section below...

25 comments:

  1. So many gorgeous images - love going birding with you!

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  2. Amazing images. I always enjoy seeing birds from other parts of the world.

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  3. You always have such amazing shots! Thanks for sharing at NanaHood!

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  4. Fantastic! You must have enjoyed your day very much!...

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  5. Such a great series of images. There are so many excellent shots it is hard to pick a favourite but the Braminy Kite images are very special, as is the sequence of the Painted Stork swallowing the fish. Well done!

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  6. Interesante lección de ornitología y muestra fotográfica.
    Un saludo.

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  7. You are really lucky to be able to see so many species of birds in one place!! <3
    The Barn swallow is sooo cute :)
    Happy WW

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  8. what an exciting array of birds, well done

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  9. Wow! What wonderful birding pictures!!

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  10. I must say that the photos you display always have the perfect amount of detail on the birds. It is just exquisite. Thank you for linking up today and every Thursday. I do appreciate it.

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  11. Such handsome birds. I most enjoy the photos of the birds doing something, such as the Painted Stork gobbling the fish. The flight shots are nice too. All of the portraits are great. I have never seen such birds. Your Shrike is more colorful than the shrikes that I get to see and they are few and far between.

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  12. WOW and WOw again. Stunning photography. I love the series of images of the stock. .Have a lovely weekend

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  13. Hello, your bird photos are always amazing. Wonderful birds and sightings. It is too hard to pick a favorite I love them all. Thanks for linking and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend! PS, thanks for the comment and visit.

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  14. Amazing!! enjoy every picture..

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  15. You have so many birds that we would never see here! Just amazing! And such nice sharp pics! I love visiting your blog! Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. I appreciate the shadows here and there throughout this photo collection.

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  17. Such beautiful, colorful birds and love the photo of the flower too. Birds are so fun to watch as they flit from place to place.

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  18. Thanks so much for linking in & sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin" this week.

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  19. Just amazing photos. I don't know how you do it. (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  20. Luv Luv birds thanks for your share today. Have a nice week

    much love...

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