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Birding at Muthanallur

This was my first visit to Muthanallur lake near Bangalore. Splashed across with fantastic views, the place seemed like a creation, specially carved for the beautiful birds that lurk around. Here's what I explored...

A little slice of paradise...

Chestnut-tailed starling...

A tiny Spotted owlet was spotted in the woods. See where the arrow is pointing...

Here are some closeup shots of the spotted owlet...

A panorama of the place where I found the spotted owlet. Click and drag to look around...

Black drongo...

Some creative posing by Grey-headed swamphen...

Blyths Reed Warbler...

Indian golden oriole...

Glossy Ibis...

Pied Bushchat...

Another scenic view...

Plain tiger butterfly...

Indian golden oriole (female)...

Rose-ringed parakeet...

Male Crimson marsh glider dragonfly...

Indian golden oriole (immature)...

White-throated kingfisher...

I hope you liked the post. Do let me know your feedback in the comments section below...


  1. Some truly gorgeous bird pics here. Really good captures.

  2. One of my favorite places. Glad you also liked the place.

  3. Blue skies and blue birds--who could ask for more?

    1. Well, I got my "more": shadows! Happy year-end greetings to you.

  4. Amazing, just amazing and your close up photos blow me away. That red dragonfly, wow. I love the colors on the Kingfisher too.

  5. What beautiful birds and such wonderful photos! Love the owlet - so very well spotted!

  6. Magnificent photos! Happy Ruby Tuesday Shiju

    much love...

  7. love the owl looking out of the tree!

  8. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing with Pictorial Tuesday, otherwise I would never see some of these lovely tiny creatures of nature.

  9. Hello! So fantastic birds! Gorgeous photos!

  10. Wow. Just wow. Incredible photos.
    Thank you for your connections & comments on #lifethisweek in 2018. It has been fun and I welcome you back in 2019. Next week's optional prompt is "We Made It". The last one in 2018. Denyse x

  11. These are really excellent, I love seeing so many i have never seen before

  12. A lovley collection of birds. happy holidays!

  13. I reposted your 'red dragonfly' photo (copyright Shiju Suganan and a link to your blog) to a Facebook group - All The Colours Of The Spectrum


  14. Your photos of the owlet are wonderful. Owls are a favorite of mine. Thanks for linking up today!

  15. Wow! What absolutely amazing photography! If you only knew how much I love owls. I'd love to see one in the wild. Love all of your photos. Thank you so very much for sharing on Friday Foto Friends. Merry Christmas to you! 💜

  16. What an amazing variety of fabulous creatures! I see a NZ version of some of them but yours are so wonderfully colorful!

  17. Hello, awesome variety of birds and gorgeous photos. I like seeing their habitat too. The Owl is adorable, I would love to see the Kingfisher and the pretty parakeets. Awesome post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. I want to thank you for all the visits and comments on my blog this past year. I am looking forward to visiting your blog in 2019. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

  18. Thank you for linking on Amanda's Books and More! I especially enjoy following your pics on Instagram. Merry Christmas!

  19. A red dragonfly! Wow - that's really cool!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/12/46-years-and-i-still-love-this-guy.html

  20. open sky and lovely imagery.

  21. Thanks so much for sharing your post & beautiful birds with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week.

  22. What beautiful photos! I wish you a very Happy Holiday season.

  23. Hi Shiju, these are amazing photographs! I did have to do a double take when looking at the rather interesting photo of the gray-headed swamp hens. The spotted owlet was well spotted by you too. I do apologies for not popping by sooner, I took a step away from allt hings internet over the holidays.

    I'd like to wish you a very happy & healthy 2019 and thank you for sharing your post with #keepingitreal.



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