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Avian life of Hebbal

Over the past year, it has become a weekly routine with us to look out for new birding locations in and around Bangalore. 

We explored many wonderful new places every Sunday morning. In this exploration spree, we have been ignoring Hebbal lake, which was our regular haunt for bird watching. 

Last Sunday, we visited Hebbal lake and here are some pictures of the avian life over there...






The Sun was trying to wriggle out of the cloud cover when we reached Hebbal lake...


An Egret was looking out for an early morning breakfast...


Light started to improve...


The boys were active on the dewy grass...



The morning was filling everybody with energy. A Spot-billed duck was seen splashing... 


Rose-ringed parakeets were happily munching the beans of Madras Thorn...


Madras Thorn or Pithecellobium dulce is an evergreen tree. The seed is dispersed via birds that feed on the sweet pulp...


Madras Thorn is also known as Manilla Tamarind or Sweet tamarind...


Rose-ringed parakeets seemed to relish the beans...








Gulmohur flowers...


Spot-billed Duck...





Black kite...



 Black kite's feathers have interesting patterns...


A White-cheeked Barbet flew to a tree top...













Cherry tree...


A pair of Common Mynas looked quite upset with each other...


Jungle Warbler Babbler...












Plain Tiger butterfly...



Closeup of a Rose-ringed Parakeet...






Common Hawk-Cuckoo...


Common Hawk-cuckoo bears a close resemblance to the Shikra, even in its style of flying and landing on a perch...






The resemblance to hawks gives this group the generic name of hawk-cuckoo and like many other cuckoos these are brood parasites, laying their eggs in nests of babblers...


It is popularly known as the brainfever bird...



It is called Brainfever bird as its ceaseless call during breeding season sounds very much like saying Brain Fever…Brain Fever...


35 comments:

  1. Once again you have made me jealous of your photography and the beautiful variety in Bangalore.
    Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/04/saints-among-us-then-and-now.html

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  2. Wonderful post. I'm partial to green, so the parakeet shots are my favorite.

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  3. Wow! You make Bangalore look so gorgeous with these avian friends. Amazing shots.

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  4. Extraordinary pictures. Very beautiful 😊

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  5. Beautiful <3
    I love all the details and the sunset especially. Have a great week!

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  6. Absolutely stunning shots! What fascinating birds! I just loved the rose-ringed parakeets, the black kite and that hawk cuckoo. So interesting!

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  7. Oh my goodness. Your photography is beautiful. I'm so glad you joined us for the garden party. We will be having another garden linky on May 25th. Hope to see you then. :)

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  8. Incredible photos! I love your birds in flight.

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  9. I love the parakeets...their colouring, while "happily munching the beans of Madras Thorn" blends so with the plants they eat, giving them camouflage! Yes, you have so many wonderful birds here, but I'm going to stick with the parakeet hiding while it eats as my favourite for today.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  10. That Black Kite in flight is my favorite. Your photos are superb with wonderful detail! Thanks you for linking up.

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  11. Stunning shots. I love your skies & scenery in the early morning - and fantastic birds too, of course. Happy weekend.

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  12. Awesome work... as usual.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  13. So many great photos, but that shot of the sun through the clouds really stands out!

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  14. That sun photo is glorious. You do well with the birds too! #Countrykids

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  15. S. It's nice to find a new place to explore. You captured some wonderful birds! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

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  16. Such wonderful closes up photos of all these delightful birds! They are so interesting to watch. I especially liked the parakeet

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  17. Beautiful photos. I love the close up shots of wildlife. :)

    Popping over from #CountryKids xx

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  18. You must have to be very patient and observant to capture these beautiful photos of the wildlife over the lake. It is always a delight to see what you capture and that early morning sun is stunning. It looks like your boys have slightly less patience and a love of running free in the open spaces between wildlife watching - just as it should be.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  19. WOW what amazing pictures. May I ask what camera you used please? I absolutely love the detail - like how sharp the butterfly is. Looks a great place to visit. Pinkoddy #countrykids

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    1. Thank you, I've used Canon 6D to click these pictures.

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  20. As always, absolutely stunning photos. Really enjoy your posts and seeing all the wonderful wildlife you share.

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  21. Wonderful photos and lovely selection of birds

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  22. Thanks for allowing us to join you from your link at I'd Rather B Birdin!

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  23. Absolutely stunning photos with such detail. I'm so happy I bumped into you and your friend that day at the lake, cant believe you shot a couple of those parakeets while you were chatting with me, the resolution is breathtaking. You have by mistake typed Jungle Warbler instead of Babbler, pls change that. Pleasure meeting you Shiju

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    1. Thank you Srinath. That chance meeting is bearing fruit even today. Thanks for pointing the mistake. Have a wonderful week!

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  24. As always, spectacular shots. I never cease to be amazed at the variety you see in one outing!!!

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  25. Love seeing all the different birdlife you come across and learn some things too. :) Thanks so much for continuing to share at #openslather x

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  26. That sunrise is beautiful and I love all your pictures of the birds - such stunning photos. #countrykids

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  27. Hello, awesome birds. I love the Parakeets. The Black Kite is cool. Wonderful post and photos. I am sorry to be so late commenting. I just got home from our road trip and I am now trying to catch up on my commenting. Thanks so much for linking up your post. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.

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