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Birding at flooded Hoskote lake

Two months back, I had been to Hoskote lake in Bangalore on a rainy day and had written a blog post titled - Rainy day birding. That was one difficult nature walk where I had to squish noisily through mud and mire. Last Sunday, I revisited the place to find most of the walking trails submerged as there were more rains. Here's a photo tour of what little I could salvage from the quagmire...

Here's a panorama of Hoskote lake and its surroundings. Click or tap to navigate the 360° view...

The morning was misty...

I could see the silhouette of a Greater Coucal...

More mist...

A female Asian Koel...

Dew drop...

Painted Storks Black-headed Ibis flying overhead...
(Thanks Arnab Banerjee for the correction.)


Plain Prinia...


More flora...

Pied Bush Chat...


  1. I enjoyed this Post, wonderful captures of the nature.

  2. There is beauty everywhere in all kinds of seasons and weather. Your post captured all the spots of beauty that misty, rainy day.

  3. Wow! These are all gorgeous, but I LOVE the Asian koel.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/11/very-zen.html

  4. Always enjoy your photographs! Teresa from NanaHood

  5. Loved your post. Thanks for sharing all pics, Awesome.

  6. what spectacular photos- I especially love the storks and Asian Koel. thanks

  7. Absolutely fantastic photos.
    :) gwingal

  8. Exotic pictures. So well taken.
    Happy WW!

  9. That mist thought <3 I love misty mornings (and afternoons and evenings, for that matter), they give me feeling I can't quite describe... Cozy, wintry, peaceful... nope, still not doing justice.
    Such mornings are getting rarer these days in Bangalore :/

  10. Wonderful selection, and the mist is very atmospheric. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. excellent collection of picture. Loved the misty morning and the Koel picture the most. You have an eye for beauty.

  12. Beautiful shots of your Asian birds and flowers.

  13. Well, if you squished noisily, you really captured the scenes quite well! Superb photography! I always enjoy it. Thank you for linking up today!

  14. Beautiful photos. That 360 photo is wonderful. I loved the flock of birds on it.

  15. Such gorgeous photos and thank you for sharing with us at #BloggersPitStop. Have a lovely weekend.

  16. What fantastic images! You are a great photographer of these awesome creatures.

  17. Hello, gorgeous scenery and photos. The birds are beautiful. Love the pretty flowers and dewdrop! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

  18. The Koel bird is gorgeous with all of the speckles in his feathers. And I could look at the Panoramic view over and over again. It's amazing!

  19. That Asian Koel is marvelous.
    I've had rainy birding days too....it's no fun until you see all the wonders of nature.

    As always, I found your post most pleasurable. Thank you kindly for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

  20. That Asian Koel is so stunning and I loved the Pied Chat as well. That lake is a wonderfully beautiful place and you made some lovely photos. Really enjoyed your post!

  21. All wonderful especially the droplet

  22. Beautiful pictures. You did well despite the challenging conditions :)

  23. Every week I look forward to seeing your super photography. Your post is always relaxing and peaceful, and I enjoy my time here! Thanks for sharing.

  24. Beautiful as always!
    Thanks so much for being a part of AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  25. Hi. I was going through your blogs. Great shots. Thank you for sharing.
    One correction to this blog. The flying birds labeled as Painted Storks are in fact Black-headed Ibis.

    1. Thank you Arnab for letting me know of the error. Much appreciated! I have corrected the same.


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