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Jakkur lake revisited

Jakkur lake has always been a great place for birding. My last visit to this lake was way back in October 2017 when the jogging track around the lake was being renovated. The visit last Sunday was quite nice. Here are some pics...


It was dark when I reached the lake. The moon gave me company as I waited for the sun to wake up...



A flurry of activity as the sun showed up...


A Painted stork was enjoying the rising sun...











I went straight to the peepal tree that hosts a lot of Alexandrine Parakeets...


I watched them flying around screeching their good morning...





Also seen was a jet that took-off from the nearby airport...


 I spent some more time watching the lipstick-winged beauties...





I decided to make a full circle around the lake and see the active birds. Jakkur lake is one of the largest lakes of Bangalore...


An Indian Pond-Heron looked engrossed in fishing...


A Green Bee-eater was also seen searching for prey...





A lovely bloom...


A Blyth's Reed Warbler...


Some beauties...





 A Spot-billed Pelican swimming alone in the vast lake...


A female Purple-rumped Sunbird caught a spider...


I followed the bird to its nest where the chicks would have relished the spidery treat...





Microphone like flower and fruits...


A common castor butterfly was active as the sun became harsher...



I ended the walk as the sun was beginning to get very warm. Bokeh of sun glare reflected from the water surface...



 Hope you liked the post. Do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below...


48 comments:

  1. Very beautiful series. I love the bird against the twilight sun...

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  2. I wish I could have joined you on that walk. I would have needed a spare SD card. Thank you for a super selection of photos.

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  3. I indeed enjoyed the walk around the lake...immensely! That first photo if the stork in flight in front of the sun is absolutely magical!

    Thanks so much for taking time to share with us at I'd Rather B Birdin

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  4. Such gorgeous photos, with amazing detail. I love the microphone flowers! #lifethisweek

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  5. Great captures ,can you share which camera and lens you use for bird photography

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    1. These pics were shot using Canon 6D camera with Tamron 150-600 mm f/5.6-6.3 VC USD G2 lens.

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  6. I'm so glad you'r linking up with Denyse again this year - your bird photography is awesome!

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  7. As always your photos are amazing. I love, love the silhouettes of the stork against the sun.

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  8. As always, simply amazing photos. Have a good week, Diane

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  9. Beautiful photos of some amazing birds! We get the same Parakeets and Bee-eaters here in Israel, though I have of course never managed to capture them in the same way as you!

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  10. Hello, your photos are always a treat to see! Lovely series! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  11. Your photos never fail to amaze me. Gorgeous is too mild a word.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-tour-of-holy-name-of-jesus-cathedral.html

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  12. Am impressed you offered up your night to wait for sun rise, so it was nice that you could take so terrific captures of the moon!The parakeet has quite a long tail -a beautiful bird we don't see here:) These bee -eater look quite aggressive - would avoid a nip of their beak! The pink-ish flowers I have never seen either. You even saw a butterfly - Your night and morning was well spent!Many thanks for sharing your awesome captures with All Seasons, an wishing you a lovely week!

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  13. Your post is amazing, thanks for sharing this blog.

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  14. WOW! what fab photos and soooo clear loved them all ;-)

    Have an artistictastic week :-)

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  15. I'm a bird lover so I'm always happy to see your posts!

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  16. I loved this post Shuju, because of the great birds of course, but also this time the beautiful sky shots. The stork “in front” of the newly risen sun is an amazing shot. All the birds are great, and I especially enjoyed the sunbird with her meal .. and then the nest shot where she went to share it. Beautiful series ... I’m happy you went back to Jakkur Lake.

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  17. Can only imagine seeing nature at night as well as waking with them to the morning sun. Great, beautiful photos. Really lovely shots.

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  18. It's always exciting to capture the flurry of activity during the early morning sunrise. As always amazing series of images and glad you were able to return.

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  19. Fantastic birds! So jealous. Pretty magical world we live in. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Wow - your shots are glorious!

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  21. Beautiful shots, as always. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Stunning photos, Shiju! Always a treat to come by your blog. We are back from our break and hosting the 2nd #ww blog hop party for 2020 this week. Do join us.

    Happy #ww and a great rest of the week.
    Esha
    https://mysoultalks.com/2020/01/22/creativity-vs-good-sense-wordlesswednesday/

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  23. Thank you for your fabulous photos!!
    Happy WW! All the best!

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  24. Your photos are just gorgeous ! Most of the birds I only know from zoos !

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  25. Gosh I hope you get a book printed of your wonderful images!

    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt is 4/51 Australia 27.1.2020. Hope to see you there too. Denyse.

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  26. what a beautiful animal world you have !!! i love these photos, they are so fantastic !!!

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  27. Shijun,

    The moon is gorgeous - excellent capture! I love the first shot of the stork - fabulous! You captured many brightly colored birds but I think my favorite is the Blyth's Reed Warbler. How sweet it looks! The light refracting on the water creating a bokeh pattern is awesome! Thanks for sharing your mega talents with me. When I grow up someday, maybe I'll take good pictures like you. :)

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  28. what a wonderful color, what a diversity! 😍
    happy WW 😊

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  29. Such amazing photos of beautiful creatures, as always. Your blue sky makes such a great back drop :)


    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

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  30. I love those sunset photos and really, all of your photos. I do hope you sell, or at least, frame them. I always appreciate you linking kup.

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  31. I am always stunned by the beauty of your shots. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

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  32. Amazing shots. Now I know what I will be doing on my next visit to Bangalore. Those parakeets are so adorable!

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  33. Hello, gorgeous photos and nature scenes. The birds are always beautiful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for the visit and comment.

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  34. Hello. Absolutely Wonderful photos. Thank you.

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  35. Shiju, your posts are always so awe-enchanting. Thank you for taking us with you on this magical walk. Floored by every being you encountered. The sunbird and its nestlings, the pond heron, the parakeets, the painted stork, the microphone flowers. Every inhabitant of this lake has a story to tell.

    Thank you for joining Esha and yours truly for our #WW blog hop. Our linky is now live for this week. Awaiting more enchanting expeditions.

    https://natashamusing.com/2020/01/elusive-encounters-wordlesswednesday-wednesdaywisdom/

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  36. Your pictures are amazing with such beautiful color and detail! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!

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