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Birding scene at Kasavanahalli

Last week, I visited Kasavanahalli lake to check the current birding scene there. I got a few good sightings. Here are the pics...

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The first sight that greeted my eyes was this Checkered keelback snake gracefully swimming along...
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Beautiful Morning glory plant is spreading wildly...
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An Asian Openbill pops out...
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A Purple heron caught my attention next...
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Some Indian Spot-billed Ducks were floating serenely on the water with some occasional flutter...
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Three Chestnut-tailed Starlings were seen next. I saw 8 of these migrants perched atop a dry tree...
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A White-cheeked barbet on the same tree...
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A Rose-ringed Parakeet also made a visit to the same tree...
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A Green Bee-eater was seen justifying its name...
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Before swallowing, it removes stings and breaks the exoskeleton of the prey by repeatedly thrashing it on the perch...
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The bees are caught in the air by making sorties from an open perch...
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Then saw a couple together...
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Water lilies in the calm water show great reflection...
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I searched in the foliage of a large Ficus tree using my binocular. I was delighted to see a Spotted Owlet hidden in the high branches...
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I saw another Indian Spot-billed Duck couple...



 
I was lucky to get some respite from the constant rain. Chances for  birding this week seem grim. Hope you liked the post. Look forward to your thoughts...

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41 comments:

  1. What a nice pictures.
    The chestnut-tailed starlings and the white-cheeked barbet are not found here in the Netherlands.
    The Green Bee-eater is my favorite.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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  2. Hello,
    I always enjoy visiting your blog, you see such beautiful exotic looking birds. Your photos are just amazing. Some of my favorites are the Bee-eater series and the Spotted Owlet. Pretty shots of the Heron and the waterlilies. The Asian Openbill is a cool looking bird. Well done! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  3. Hello Shiju,:=) The number of beautiful birds you find to photograph, is just amazing. Your photography is outstanding. The Green Bee Eater series is so lovely, love the one in flight, and the two perched side by side on a branch. The purple Heron, and the 3 Chestnut Tailed Starlings are my next favourites, but as you must know by now, I enjoy seeing all the birds and other nature images you share, but perhaps, not the snake!!

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  4. The sighting of the snake was a fine start to your visit.

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  5. The Owlet is just adorable! He must be so hard to spot too. Love the water lilies with reflection and the Parakeet. So many wonderful photos today! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. The bee-eaters are beautiful. I'm glad I don't have to remove stingers before my meals, but I suppose it is like cracking a nut. Great shots!

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  7. Some super looking birds there, but the Bee-eater steals it for me. What a great looking bird.

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  8. ...I'm not a fan of snakes, but the Checkered keelback snake is quite a sight! The Purple heron caught my attention too. I love the Indian Spot-billed Duck fluttering its wings. The Green Bee-eater certainly justifies its name. The Spotted Owlet is a delight. The Indian Spot-billed Duck couple is a wonderful sighting.

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  9. The Green bee-eater is wonderful. It almost seems a puppet, so colourful and cute!

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  10. Loved the whole post particularly the series of the Bee Eaters and what beautiful heads those ducks have. Have a great week ahead.

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  11. Extraordinary!! Beauty in all (except for the snake, I have a snake phobia). lol
    That green bee eater in flight photo is phenomenal!!
    Thanks for sharing your post this weekend!

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  12. Wow another great bird show. Well done.

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  13. Amazing flora and fauna captures!

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  14. These are amazing. All our snakes are hibernating these days. I miss them.

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  15. Those Green Bee Eaters are simply amazing. Such superb colouring.

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  16. Stunning photos! Love the green Bee Eaters, they are so pretty.

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  17. Wow! Extraordinary photos of our feathered friends ~ thanks ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. I loved them all, but I have 3 Chestnut-tailed Starlings were sitting well and the Green Bee-eater, absolutely blows my senses.

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  19. Not particularly a fan of snakes but that is a wonderful picture..Love the Bee Eater..Great shots..Wonderful series..Thanks for sharing..

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  20. I hope that snake is not poisonous. Great snapshots of the beautiful birds. Happy new week.

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  21. It's always a pleasure to view. your photos- and today there are some exceptional ones- love the parrot and the bird with the bee and the owl.. stunning

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  22. Love all your bird photos - some of them are so colorful #MMBC

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  23. Always a treat for the eyes at your blog. What a talented photographer you are!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/11/autumn-beaty-remembered.html

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  24. Your photos are stunning you never fail heheh!

    Have a tweettastic week 👍

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  25. Such beautiful photos! I have never seen a heron in that color before.

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  26. You got a lot of amazing pictures. The green bee-eater with the bee is my favourite shot. - Margy

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  27. Stunning pics, always loved your post.

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  28. Not sure I'd like to meet the checkered keelback snake but your shots are all beautiful!

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  29. Fantastic shot of the watersanke. They're quite mesmerising in motion. Lovely! #SharonsSouvenirs

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  30. I first thought a frog, but then I saw its body ... wow the purple heron is a beauty! The bees are so cute, and beautiful captures of the owl! A great post with some unusual sights, Shiju:)

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  31. You must have a very steady hand! These photos are awesome to say the least. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. What a great Thanksgiving treat and such a gift to be thankful for! Thank you I love birds, but when it comes to BUGS..... I'm sorry I just cannot tolerate them. Have a wonderful day and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! THANKS FOR SHARING THESE LOVELY BIRDS WITH US!!!

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  32. How lovely are these images and I am glad you got to share them. Thank you so much for linking up your blog post for Life This Week. I hope to see you next week, for the last of my Taking Stock posts. Do join in, with a post on or off prompt. Denyse.

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  33. Great post. That green bee-eater is stunning.

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  34. Wonderful images again, the snake is amazing though a little close for comfort!

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  35. You are an artist with the camera. That checkered keel back snake is beautiful.
    Your bird photographs are wonderful.
    I love the water lillies.

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  36. Such stunning photos. I loved the green Bee-eater - what a gorgeous bird!

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  37. Beautiful photo of the snake in the water!

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  38. You show a true paradise at Kasavanahalli lake - with fantastic sightings. I find the bee eater in flight and the beautiful owl in daylight particularly impressive.
    Happy weekend
    from the new grandma Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/11/mit-tina-und-goga-durch-wien-teil-2.html

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  39. Beautiful photos! I like the Bee Eaters and the little owl. I don't know if you ever sell your photos to magazines, etc...but you should! Thanks for linking up.

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