A birding trip to Saul Kere

A short drive from home brings me to Saul Kere lake in Bangalore. Truly marvelous variety of birds can be seen these days. Here's a photo tour... 

It was quite foggy at 7:30 am and I started losing hope. I was delighted to sight a Rose-ringed Parakeet. Its colors resolving from the mist...
A Glossy Ibis stood in the mist without the gloss. I hoped to return to it later when the mist clears to capture its glossy wings...
And an Ashy Prinia looked drenched in the mist...
An Intermediate Egret looked elegant though even in the bad light condition...
A baby Eurasian Coot was learning some fishing tricks from the mother coot... 
As the light improved, I could see a Brown Shrike settling on a tree...

The sun light revealed the true colors of the colorful Grey-headed Swamphen...
A Black Drongo appeared...
A White-cheeked Barbet also made an appearance...
A male Asian Koel tried to hide, but his bright red eyes could not help him conceal...
A whistling call of an Oriental Magpie-Robin sitting far away on a tree grabbed my attention...
A Rose-ringed Parakeet added beautiful green spots by flying from one branch to another...

Glossy Ibis also did a flypast...
Saw another Eurasian Coot in better light...
A Clamorous Reed Warbler darted around making it quite frustrating to focus...
Ashy Prinia now appeared normal. The sun helped in drying the morning mist...
Sun made the sunbirds active. I saw many Purple-rumped Sunbirds busily hopping around taking the insect breakfast... 

A female Pied Bushchat came and sat pretty close to where I was standing...

A male Pied Bushchat followed the female...

A White-throated Kingfisher is ready with its sharp beak for you know what...

Show stopper for the day was a Cinereous Tit. Its sighting made me really happy...

Finally, I returned to the place where I saw Glossy Ibis and captured one with its glossy plumes...
That brings us to the end of the post. Thank you for visiting. I would love to receive your thoughts in the comments section below...


  1. The Ibis looks like an interesting bird. Lovely to see the little White-throated Kingfisher too. Beautiful photos!

  2. Really a wonderful variety. The Kingfisher is winner, though. :-)

  3. Those are all super photos that made it difficult to pick my winner. Perhaps the Cinerious Got. So much alike our Great For. I think I will Google it and find out more.

  4. Predictive text is rubbish. Great Tit of course.

  5. What a great series with these beautiful birds.
    The kingfisher is really a winner.
    Many of these birds do not occur in the Netherlands, perhaps only in the zoo.
    Greetings Irma

  6. Hello,

    WOW, you do see an awesome variety of birds there. The photos are gorgeous, as always. I would like to see them all in person, but your photos are amazing. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

  7. I swear, your birding sightings would keep me from ever going home. Such glorious birds in your part of the world...and beautifully photographed.
    Thanks for choosing to share this post with us birders!

  8. ... Shiju, a few of these birds look similar to birds that I would see here, but most are so exotic. You have assembled a beautiful collection and I thank you for sharing them.

  9. So many beautiful birds and your photography is amazing.

  10. What beautiful photos and birds! They are so different than ours... thanks for sharing.

  11. Fabulous blog with beautiful photos.

  12. Hello,:=) Every time I visit, I'm captivated by the different species of birds I see from your country, most of which I have never seen. Brilliant photography!

  13. wow, you have such a great assortment of birds, from the large to the small, wonderful to see them all in one outing!! the show stoppers for me were the kingfisher and the egret but they are all beautiful birds and your pictures of them are gorgeous!!

  14. so many gorgeous birds it s hard to pick a favourite. :)
    The coot we have in Sweden as well but none of the others. If ever Corona passed away and we can travel again I would probably come in your direction :) Beautiful birding!

  15. The variety of birds is fantastic to see. Your photos are absolutely beautiful. Love the kingfisher, he's a beauty.

  16. The baby Eurasian Coot is just lovely! >Incredible birds and shots. The King Fisher is to be seen around here as well. Loads of cameras and telephoto lenses arond there!

  17. Wonderful set of pictures - and some of these birds I have seen in India. One day I may even get to see them again!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  18. Beautiful trip ... can see the view of many beautiful birds. Your photos are captivating.
    Greetings from Indonesia.

  19. Exquisite photography! The detail in each bird is amazing and I enjoyed looking at each and every one

  20. Your photos never fail to delight the eye.
    Thank you for sharing at

  21. Even though the unfavorable light conditions and darting around of some birds were hard to deal with, your images came out great! (the mark of a talented photographer:)) Some eye opening ones I noticed were the parakeet, and the kingfisher,the glossy ibises in flight, and the Eurasian coot. A great and lovely collection for All Seasons, Shiju:) Jesh

  22. Awesome birds, Great photography.

  23. You have a bird paradise there! The white egret is a dream.

  24. The green bird in flight is a good shot but I'm with you on the show stopper! What a bird!

  25. Lovely pictures of the birds!

  26. That kingfisher is beautiful! I just love all the colorful birds you always find.

  27. Great photos. My favourite is the kingfisher.

  28. I enjoyed the photos quite informative too thanks for sharing :-)

    Have a tweettastic safe week 😷😷😷

  29. Wonderful place to birdwatch. Some wonderful species and a huge variety.

  30. I am so glad you are 'back where you belong' behind the lens and in nature!

    Thanks for being a consistent, caring and contributing blogger to this community I call #lifethisweek. Next week we are sharing our snaps (photos) and that’s an optional prompt. See you next Monday, I hope, as always.

  31. I can tell you enjoy yourself on these outings.

  32. A lovely series of birds and the Kingfisher is my favorite! Thank you for linking up and have a great week.


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