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I realized that I hadn't visited Kaikondrahalli lake for birding since last October. I had a whole year's catching up to do. This trip provided a fun change from my recent consecutive visits to Hoskote lake.
Here are a few pics from the trip...


A Little cormorant was the first sighting...





Powder Puff flower  was very interesting. I liked the small balls at the tip of the numerous long slender stamens...


In a Great Cormorant's nest the little one was constantly demanding to be fed...





I searched for butterflies near a Coral porterweed plant...


Coral porterweed flowers are very attractive to butterflies...


I saw a tiny Red Pierrot butterfly...


Then a pair...








I liked the reflection of this Spot-billed Pelican...





A beautiful juvenile Gray heron was up to something...


It caught a huge fish...


With great difficulty it swallowed the fish...


An Indian Pond Heron was seen staring intently at something in the water...


Another Indian pond heron caught a fish...








In another Great cormorant's nest, two adolescent chicks seemed eager to leave the nest...


A juvenile Brahminy kite was busy eating its snatch. They are skillful in snatching the fishes from other birds...








An adult Gray heron catches a fish. I could clearly see the glee on its face and gloom on the fish's face... 









 That was too much of drama for a day. Hope you liked the post. Do let me know your feedback in the comments section below...




59 comments:

  1. All your photos are magificent (as always). Thos fish cating images are outstanding. Thanks for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin

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  2. As always, very impressive.
    It's amazing the size of fish those water birds can swallow. I've seen them do it myself.

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  3. Your work is amazing. I envy your equipment and your patience!

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  4. Wow! As always these photos are stunning. Great capture of so many "fishermen!"

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  5. Wonderful post! I've never seen a powder puff flower before and the butterfly photos are just beautiful!! Have a grand week!

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  6. Terrific photos of the birds with the fish in their beaks.

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  7. Wow! There is so much wonderful detail in your photos! Your camera must have a powerful zoom! I am always aazed how birds can swallow such large fish whole. The flowers were beautiful!

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  8. Amazing, delightful photos - as always.
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/10/a-stroll-through-arboretum.html

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  9. Thanks for this fine collection of photos.

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  10. Never thought about it this way, but looking at your captures a couple of these birds a very greedy and should be overweight looking at the fish they try to swallow - how do they stay so slender, lol? I know that birds are your focus, but ! like the artsy cormorant nest! And the butterflies you discovered are beautiful. I have seen the puff flower you captured here (never in the Netherlands, so they must be sub-or tropical. There are also similar flowers who are longer, and we call them here in California bottle brush" because of their shape. You are right - nature can be very dramatic! Love that you share this drama with All Seasons. You probably need to recuperate the rest of the week before making the next photo trip:) Have a good one! Jesh

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  11. You captured all the beautiful moments - quite exquisite!

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  12. Great shots and amazing what those birds al can stow on fish. It all looks very beautiful.

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  13. Exquisite photos that are a joy to view. The shots of the birds with the fish in their mouths is amazing.Thank you for taking us into nature with the birds, flowers and butterflies. So beautiful

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  14. Lots of terrific photos with great detail in them. I especially like those little butterflies and the simply stunning Little Cormorant.

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  15. I so enjoy your photos because they are shots that I think I would take. The tiny flowers just made me smile along with your wonderful bird images.

    It's great to see your post on 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  16. As always your photos are incredible. Visiting from #lifethisweek

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  17. Great series! Love the shot of the gray heron on the log, and my goodness it caught a huge fish!

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  18. WOW! Incredible photography as always, Shiju. You are so talented.

    Happy Wednesday!

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  19. Those babies in the nest just captured my heart!! #lifethisweek . Fabulous photos :)

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  20. Lovely photos, but then again you always do such a smashing job. Have a great week.

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  21. Wow! You take such great photos!

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  22. Great shots! Thanks for sharing 😊

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  23. All your photos are fabulous, but this time I love the butterflies!
    Happy WW! :)

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  24. It's always hard to pick a favorite among all your beautiful photos. But maybe the cormorant head-shot. So lovely.

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  25. how the heck do they always manage to swallow those big fish?!

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  26. I always enjoy your wildlife photography and the coral porterweed flowers are so pretty! Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More.

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  27. It *was*,a lot of drama! But I enjoyed every moment of it. Makes you think to realize how hard every other species (and some of our own) must work, just to eat dinner! Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures.

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  28. Great wildlife photos! I enjoyed them.

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  29. Shiju,

    Your pictures are such a delight to behold, and I wait for them week after week, to go live.

    The Pierrots are gorgeous as are all the other birds.

    Was the catch of the day a Tilapia?

    Have a great week ahead.
    I'll be traveling for the next two weeks (though will schedule my posts), but Esha will be around, and we look forward to your fascinating posts.

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  30. I love your captures Shiju. The flowers and butterfly add colour to the already fantastic post.

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  31. It was well worth the trip. Amazing views of nature in its elements.
    Thank you for joining in Life This Week. Next week, the optional prompt is 42/51 Self-Care Stories #6. 21/10/19. Hope to see you there. Denyse.

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  32. Wow! These are amazing photos. So crisp and such detail! Well done. And, you live in a wonderful area as well... :-)

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  33. I like that powder puff flower. Very unusual. Also, I like that little cormorant. Little birds, and little people, can be quite demanding. Thank you for linking up and have a great weekend.

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  34. WOW WOW WOW I love your photos, absolutely stunning.

    Greetings from Germany
    Anke

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  35. The beauty of your surroundings is amazing!

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  36. Amazing nature shots. You must have a good camera and lenses. Regards, Linda.

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  37. Gorgeous shots Shiju! I enjoyed them all, the birds were stunning and I felt the pair of butterflies was dancing - maybe they were in love :) The neon pink of the powder plant cannot be not noticed! Thank you for linking, wishing a lovely day.

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  38. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your photography and blog are beautiful! Thank you for sharing these beautiful captures of Kaikondrahalli lake.

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  39. Exquisite, you are an accomplished bird and wildlife photographer.

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  40. The heron with the fish are amazing shots. - Margy

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  41. Hello, love the Cormorants and Herons with their dinner. The butterflies and powder puff blooms are beautiful. As always, your photos are gorgeous. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank for leaving me a comment.

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  42. What a beautiful treasure of awesome pictures!!!
    Looks like a great spot for photography.

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  43. such clarity what kind of camera??

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  44. great bird pics. My husband likes taking photos of birds, and I keep telling him he needs a better camera. Have a great week and thank yo for visiting my blog last week.

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