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And birding continues...

After a very satisfying 2018, I look forward to many more birding adventures this year. I am beginning the new year with a post on my spectacular birding trip to Hoskote, Bangalore...

It was still dark when I reached Hoskote lake. The early morning moon looked amazing...


It was a misty morning...


Puppies cuddle to stay cozy...


A lone Pied Kingfisher was trying really hard to locate fish through the mist...


A White-throated kingfisher patiently waited for the light to improve...


Soon, the sun rose to bring the much needed light...


A wood sandpiper was foraging...




Common-hawk cuckoo...




Black-winged stilts...










Grey heron and an intermediate egret...


Bronze-winged jacana...


A cattle egret...


Baya weaver (female)...










I followed a Eurasian Hoopoe who seemed to be foraging for breakfast...








Soon, it located a caterpillar...




As the hoopoe was about to eat the snack, a black drongo dived towards it with the intention to snatch the caterpillar...


The hoopoe unfurls its crest like a fan due to the excitement from the sudden attack and drops the caterpillar...


The drongo happily picks the caterpillar...





Pond heron...


Eurasian cuckoo...


Common Myna...


Common Sandpiper...





Siberian Stonechat (female)...


Siberian Stonechat migrates from eastern Europe during winter...







Blyth's Reed Warbler...


Greater coucal...




Greater coucal in flight...


Ashy Prinia...


Glossy Ibis...




Grey heron...


Long-tailed shrike...





Black-winged kite...




Laughing dove...


A Purple sunbird in its spring outfit...


Oriental magpie robin...


Western yellow wagtail?




Indian roller...





Spot-billed pelicans...


Pond heron...


White-browed bulbul...




A black drongo hitch-hiking on a buffalo...


 


Brahminy kite...






Ashy drongo...






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


36 comments:

  1. Your photos are absolutely stunning. Love these hippie imagea... What a fascinating bird.
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  2. Lovely... I enjoyed your Post!

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  3. How do you always get such great shots?

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  4. Excellent photography, love every shot. Well done, Diane

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  5. WOW! All your images are fabulous and I am glad I do not have to judge a winner

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  6. The beak on the stilt and color on the weaver are amazing. Lovely morning moon, you don't see many pics of that.

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  7. Gosh, you take amazing photos. Your moon photos, wowza. The branches look like shadows on the moon. It took me awhile to figure that out.

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  8. My goodness you are both patient and knowledgable. Wow to the photos.
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  9. It always make me happy to come visit your site. THe images are gorgeous! Have a lovely week!

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  11. Amazing shots! A wonderful birding trip!

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  12. Wow, all your photos are fabulous!
    Happy WW ☺

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  13. Such beauties these, Shiju. I was left mesmerised by these incredible shots.
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  14. Your images are stunning and well worth that early morning start..Those puppies are adorable :)

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  15. It is hard for me to believe you are talking about Bangalore here. Bangalore for me used to be about traffic jams, potholes and polluted lakes. Thanks for such fabulous photos of the birds.

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  16. Such crisp details in these bird photos. Like you could touch them through the photos. I also love the moon shot. Thanks for linking up today.

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  17. I guess you did have a great birding outing. Such great sharp photos. I love your moon shot. The moon actually looks three dimensional.

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  18. Wow, it would have taken a long time to get all these beauties! Such a wonderful variety of birds. Your moon shots are gorgeous, too.

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    1. Thanks! These pictures were taken between 6:50 am and 10:40 am.

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  19. Stunning photos. The puppies are adorable

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  20. Hello, beautiful moon and sky captures. I wish I could go birding there. The birds are all lovely, I always enjoy seeing your photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. PS, I appreciate and thank you for your comment on my blog.

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  21. Great series of birds to start my day off right.

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  22. Exquisite moon shot and those bird photos take my breath away!

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  23. Wow! So many birds! Many of ours have flown south for winter.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  24. Great collection of bird shots, including some subtle shadows.

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  25. Here's hoping for you a beautiful week ahead, and good birding ...thanking you for letting us experience your blog post linked at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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