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Short trip to Hoskote

This trip was a very short one due to the flooding of the path near Hoskote lake. Here are the pics I could click...
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A wedge of Glossy Ibises do a flypast above the lake... 

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The inundated path cut off major part of the birding area...
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Morning glory blooms...
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An ant hill tower...
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The rain drops on grass made great bokeh...
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An Immature Brown Shrike was looking cute...
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I saw a White-cheeked Barbet perched on a dry tree...
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I watched it for a while, chiseling a nest cavity with its bill...
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It usually uses a dry tree trunk to excavate nest cavities...

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The powerful excavation and flying fragments...

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Next I saw a migrant Common Cuckoo...
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An Indian Pond-heron...
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Caught a male Ditch Jewel dragonfly in flight...
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The lake and its surroundings...
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Closeup of a migrant Glossy Ibis...

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That's it from the lake. It looks like it will take a month for the water to recede. I am planning to visit some other nearby lakes in the meanwhile. 

Here are some fresh blooms from my garden....

Aster...
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Sweet william...
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Hope I will see more variety of birds from the planned trips to other lakes. Please post a comment if you liked the post...

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45 comments:

  1. What beautiful photos these are.
    The flying dragonfly is my favorite.
    I wish you a good weekend.
    Greetings from Irma

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  2. Once again I'm bowled over by yoor photos, the dragonfly one is amazing.

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  3. Hello Shiju,:=) For a short trip you did well to take so many nature photos. All are great captures, but I particularly enjoyed seeing the White Cheeked Barbet excavating a nest cavity in the tree, and the in flight image of the dragonfly. Wonderful sightings!

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  4. Just amazing. your pics push me to do a trip to hoskote soon

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  5. The Barbet is my favourite, with its green colour.
    Happy weekend!

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  6. Hello,
    Love the beautiful views and flowers. The birds are all wonderful sightings. Great captures of the Glossy ibis in Flight. The White cheeked Barbet is a favorite, but I also love the Cuckoo, Shrike and the Heron. The raindops and bokeh image is lovely. Great post and awesome birds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for your comment, link and visit.

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  7. A short trip was not short on delights!

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  8. You have done it again — fabulous photos of magnificent birds.
    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  9. These are all amazing! I love them.

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  10. So beautiful post, Awesome photos.

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  11. You saw some beautiful morning glories, mine in my banner are a little rough. But they are such a pretty flower. We will have some muddy areas on our trails after a weekend of rain. Love your photos as always! Happy weekend!

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  12. I love the fragrance of the sweet William blossoms...so carnation-like.
    Wonderful birds. The heron is awesome, and beautiful color pattern on the cuckoo. Enjoyed seeing the series of building the nest in the tree cavity.

    Thank you for stopping by to add your link from here for all of us at IRBB.

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  13. Despite the rains you came up with superb pictures my friend. The Cuckoo is just a great pose. The wedges of ibis is very striking.

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  14. Delightful captures as always!

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  15. the ant tower, how awesome is that!! i like the first 2 pictures also, they are very cool captures!!

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  16. you really see the world... many look, some glance, but you see it

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  17. Wow, you captured some beautiful photos. The dragonfly is stunning and my favorite.

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  18. Awesome series of feathered friend photos and other nature gems ~ Great photography ~ never saw an anthill like the one you saw ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. The towering anthill, as prosaic as it may be, is my favorite shot this week. Thanks for noticing something that many people would simply pass by without a glance.

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  20. Lots of pictures, included the close up of Glossy Ibis, fantastic.

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  21. ...what a beautiful green spot to visit! All of you9r images are lovely, but the dragonfly is special. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your new week.

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  22. Fantastic photos! I have seen some big ant hills but never a tower.

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  23. You take great photos. Beautiful critters and flowers. This is one tall ant tower.

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  24. Your photos are beautiful. I've never seen a cuckoo, only heard it in the summer.
    Aster stole my heart.
    Hugs and greetings from autumn Poland.

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  25. Your photos never fail to amaze me. You have such talent and tremendous diversity to capture with your lens.
    Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/11/more-monarchs.html

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  26. I always like your photos so coloirful and clear :-)

    Have a hoskotetastic week 👍

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  27. Lovely pictures.
    The bokeh is so so beautiful. And the pic of the barbet pecking on the tree is SUPERB!!

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  28. This is an amazing selection of photos. I'm fascinated by the ant hill! It's lovely to see the barbet excavating it's nest.

    Interestingly, at the moment, there's a glossy ibis in Edinburgh.... (very rare here!)

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  29. nice collection of birds as always. Loved the hard working White-cheeked Barbet. Always good to see their life.
    Th Glossy Ibis I recognized. I have seen it in other places. :)

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  30. Hi Shiju, All of your posts inspire me. Your photography skills are superior. Thank you for sharing. John

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  31. Oh my ....that aster! Mandala perfection, Shiju. It’s always good to see your blog in the link up for Life This Week! Thank you so much for being a part of this community. Next week I am announcing my plans for 2022 on Denyse Whelan Blogs. See you then too, I hope. Denyse.

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  32. Wow, such beautiful photographs. Wow. What a fun adventure.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  33. That Aster is gorgeous. I also like that dragonfly in flight. That is a perfect shot. Thanks for linking up.

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  34. You saw many wonderful birds even though part of your patch was cut off due to the flooding. I hope the water doesn't cause any long-term damage. Your photos are beautiful; I am awed by the beautiful flight shots especially.

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  35. You such an artist! In addition to your bird photos I admired also the flowers. Amazing Morning Glory & Aster 💕

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  36. Love the way you captured those dew drops!

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  37. Amazing to actually capture those flying fragments. Outstanding photo!

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  38. all your photo's are magnificent but I really love the Ibis fly over, a great one for skywatch

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  39. Love the profile of the ibises in flight, and the bird on the barbed wire. Shiju, all this time you hid your beautiful flowers from us?? A beautiful post with variety:) Thanks for giving your link!

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  40. We have had so much rain that many of favorite hiking paths have been flooded too. You still got some really great photos!

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  41. You must have the greatest camera ever! Such absolutely professional pictures. Thank you so much for sharing and stopping by my blog and following. Have a wonderful day & be safe & most of all be healthy. Thanks again for sharing & oh yes, and following me is the best. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

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