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Of birds, butterflies and broccoli

Sunday morning birding trip to Hoskote lake was most enjoyable. Wife joined me and we got back home with photos and lots of fresh broccoli and zucchini from the farms. Here's a photo tour...

A Painted Stork was on a fishing expedition. We watched its many tries with fingers crossed...





It was a tale of patience and perseverance...





And the fish was caught...







The final gulp and joy on its face...


It flew away after the meal...








Spotted dove...


Indian Robin...





Zitting Cisticola...


Green bee-eater...


Pied bushchat...





Plain tiger butterfly...





There are many vegetable farms around Hoskote lake. We spent some time with the farm workers who offered us their fresh produce of broccoli and zucchini... 


Joy of being around freshness...










There is the moringa oleifera tree...


A bunch of moringa leaves...


Everybody seemed to hit the jackpot...


Paddyfield pipit...


Purple sunbird...
 

 


Pied Kingfisher hovering for a kill... 



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Birds of Kasavanahalli lake

Saturday morning was spent exploring birds at the beautiful Kasavanahalli lake in Bangalore. Here are the birds and blooms that caught my eye...


An Asian Openbill stork...


Asian Openbill in flight...





Brahminy Kite...


Indian Spot-billed Duck...











It was nice to feel the wind blowing off the water and hear the bird calls. Here's a video...


Black-winged stilts were wading in search of food...






This picture will give you an idea how long-legged they are...








A Coppersmith Barbet was busy eating berries...








This little fellow was also looking extremely busy...


Water lily...





As I was admiring the water lilies, I observed a Eurasian Coot  doing the same...


It went a step ahead and bit off a petal...


A shy Greater Coucal...


Gray-headed Swamphen...





Spotted Dove...



A juvenile Black-winged stilt was being guided by its parent...


 Juvenile Black-winged stilt...


Purple Heron..


The takeoff...


And the beautiful flight...



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