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Birds at Jakkur lake

Last weekend, I visited Jakkur lake, Bangalore for the first time and what a great location it turned out to be. 

Here are some birds I captured in the second golden hour of the day...



A brief stop on the way at Sahakar Nagar introduced me to a smart little fella. I was drawn by the sweet whistling call titiweesi... titiweesi... coming from a tree. It took me sometime to spot the little fella who turned out to be Cinereous tit. It allowed me just two clicks before vanishing... 




At Jakkur lake, there were Painted Storks, Spot-billed Pelicans, Cormorants, Common Pochards and sundry small birds...  


With just about 45 minutes left before dark, I decided to concentrate on two types, Painted Storks and Spot-billed Pelicans.  



The painted stork is a large wader in the stork family. Their distinctive pink tertial feathers give them their name...





































The spot-billed pelican is a relatively small pelican but still a large bird...



















































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32 comments:

  1. Nous adorons les Pélicans ici magnifiquement mis en images ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  2. You've got some amazing shots there Shiju!

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  3. what beauty there- poetry in flight

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  4. Beautiful birds and photos! Pelicans really are fascinating.

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  5. Beautiful photos, and such a good variety.

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  6. I have never seen such a beautiful stork!! Such colors!! Ours are white and grey here. But they are very large, so they always attract attention.
    The Pelican is a largely overlooked bird. It is my personal favorite, and if I ever reincarnate into a bird, I hope I come back as a Pelican. I love the ocean, it is a water bird. I love to fly, it can fly. I love to swim, it can swim. I love to eat fish...well..I could go on.
    Thank you for including the Pelican.
    - Lisa

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  7. Wow....I could say you have me speechless with all these images....extraordinary! And the painted stork?-------so impressive.

    Thanks so much for your participation this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'! I never stop enjoying your birding photos. I appreciated all the wonder you've created in pictures.

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  8. I've never seen some of these before and so I thank you so much for posting! Your photos are awesome and the birds are just gorgeous!

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  9. Hello, these are all gorgeous photos. Love the storks and pelicans. Awesome post. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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  10. Excellent shots! And those gangly, long legged birds look so awkward standing on those branches.

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  11. I don't know the first thing about birds but these photos are outstanding. So close and crystal clear. I love them.

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  12. These shots are beautiful! I always love seeing birds in flight! Thanks for linking up and I hope you have a great week!

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  13. Wow!!!! Those pictures are AMAZING!!!! Very very nice post to open my Monday morning. Thank you for sharing:)
    Jessi

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  14. great captures! I have never seen such a pretty storck.

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  15. Wow! You really got some amazing shots!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Thanks for the beautiful photos of the birds. The painted storks are quite colourful while the pelicans are graceful.

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  17. Such brilliantly clear and sharp photos for action shots! I'm always amazed when I see photos like this.

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  18. Those are some fantastic shots!

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  19. Wow, they are amazing birds. Love the colour in the stork and I just love Pelicans, they are so majestic but look kinda clumsy!

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  20. I always enjoy your photos! Thanks for linking up on Amanda's Books and More. Have a great week!

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  21. Gorgeous captures! Very clear and detailed.
    Happy WW!

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  22. What incredible pictures you got! Thank you for sharing them.

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  23. I love birds, I hope to do some bird watching one day soon. I’ve never seen a painted stork, so beautiful

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  24. Such amazing shots you have gotten of these beautiful birds

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