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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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Trip to Saul Kere lake

On my recent visit to Saul Kere lake, I saw some very pretty visiting and resident birds. Here are the pics...

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Rains continue to lash, but makes the surroundings lush. Red Canna lily...
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A resident White-throated Kingfisher was the first bird to flash its colors...
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A visiting Spot-billed Pelican was seen flying around...
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A flock of Scaly-breasted Munia was seen next...
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Saw a Eurasian Coot training her chicks...
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A Black Drongo couple were seen being attached and detached in a span of few minutes...
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A female Black-rumped Flameback (Lesser Goldenbacked Woodpecker) was seen far away...
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This Black-rumped Flameback is a visitor, likely from north India or Pakistan...
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Far on a tree were perched a male Black-naped Oriole and an Indian Golden Oriole. They are winter visitors from probably northeastern China, Korea or northern Vietnam...
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Closeup of Indian Golden Oriole...
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Closeup of  Black-naped Oriole...
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A raptor was seen savoring his fish meal. It may be a Brahminy Kite juvenile or a Eurasian Marsh-Harrier. Quite difficult to identify...
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Last bird of the day was a female White-naped Woodpecker...
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Creeping daisy near the car park...

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