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Colors of summer

Hoskote is presently awash with plenty of  colorful birds and butterflies. Here are some pictures I clicked on my Saturday morning birding trip...

The landscape and the beautiful sky...

A spot-billed pelican was getting ready to fly...

It takes off with a splash...

and another splash...

Female Baya weaver...

Ashy prinia...

I walked further and found few more really active spot-billed pelicans...

 Pied Bushchat...

Paddyfield pipit...

The Bulrush reed is still dispersing cottony fluff. It was bothersome as my clothes seemed to be pulling all the fluff...

But the Bengal weaver seemed to love the fluff...

A Tricolored Munia was also spotted in the reeds...

Red Avadavat aka Strawberry Finch...

I left the reed area and walked further...

Indian Silverbill...The other trees were also covered with fluff...

I walked to the grassland...

High up on a tree, a bird seemed to have caught something big...

I zoomed in to find a Paddyfield pipit with a dragonfly...

It looked quite overwhelmed by the big catch...

It flew down with the kill...

Juvenile Pied bushchat...

Indian Silverbill couple...

Pioneer butterfly...

You can weave many stories of romance, loneliness, jealousy etc. out of the Indian silverbill flocks...

Gray heron...

Plain tiger butterfly...

Some more Indian silverbills were spotted...

A juvenile White-browed wagtail...

Eurasian Coot...

Little Grebe...

An Ashy prinia was screaming its lungs out...

Many butterflies were spotted hovering around Bachelor's button flowers...

 Blue tiger butterfly...

 Common crow butterfly...

Junonia hierta, the Yellow pansy butterfly...

Painted lady butterfly...

Lemon Pansy butterfly...

Blue Pansy butterfly...

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


  1. Beautiful pictures! Thanks!

  2. Today the beautiful butterflies are my favourite
    Have a good week

    much love...

  3. As always a great selection of fabulous photos. Have a good week, Diane

  4. Beautiful series of photos. The birds are all lovely, I like the pelicans and the Weavers. The butterflies are gorgeous. Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

  5. So many beautiful colors of summer! Some of those bird and butterfly varieties are just stunning.

  6. WIsh we had some of these birds here, especially the red avadavat. What a gorgeous bird! And your photos, as always, are stunning.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-photography-of-hugh-l-mangum.html

  7. Awesome pics. Always loved your post.

  8. I love your birds and butterfly photos - they're wonderful! Visiting from #Lifethisweek

  9. What a wide range of wildlife you encountered on your walk.

  10. Reds and blues and shadows and all sorts of things to see in these photos!

  11. Incredible images, as usual! Thank you for sharing these beauties!
    Happy WW!

  12. When we lived in California and traveled to Mexico, I loved to watch the pelicans skim over the water. - Margy

  13. Very colourful pictures, Shiju! We see Pelicans everyday fly and settle near the Lake where we live and I'm tempted to take their pictures. Must be so tricky capturing them on the camera.

  14. So much detail in your photos! Thank you for sharing on #lifethisweek. Next Week's Optional Prompt: 29/51 Winter: Like/Loathe 22/7/19. Hope you link up again too. Denyse.

  15. That's a lot of photos! It's good to see the summery shots since it's winter here in the southern hemisphere!

    I enjoyed your post at 'My Corner of the World' so much this week!

    My Corner of the World

  16. What a great set of pictures. I love the birds and butterflies.

  17. Wonderful collection of butterflies and birds. It gives peace of mind to look at these pictures.
    Happy ww :)!

  18. Oh my your pictures are stunning so full of color ...thank you - visiting from #sensal

  19. Those are amazing captures. You're an extremely gifted photographer.

  20. Wonderful pictures! Your pelicans and Strawberry Finch took my breath away!

  21. Love all the detail in these!

  22. Bezaubernd schöne Aufnahmen und Danke für die Beschreibungen dazu,

  23. Great job on the photographs. They are razor sharp. You are very skillful and an artist. I love the pelican and the gray heron especially.

  24. Your photos always have the best details and sharpness. Thanks for linking them up.

  25. Amazing photography. I enjoyed your post so much. Thank you for sharing on Tuesday Turn About!

  26. Your photopraphing is art and stunning eye candy! I loved your post. Thank you for linking, wishing a lovely weekend.

  27. WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your photos. The birds and butterflies are so beautiful.

    Greetings from Germany

  28. Outstanding photos. Apparently we're going to have an influx of Painted Lady butterflies in Europe and I hope they come our way too.

  29. Lovely, as usual! Perhaps you can stop by for a visit sometime!

    Cottage Blessings,

  30. There is a lot to take in here. Great series of images. Hard to pick favourites, but I especially enjoyed the pelican sequences.

  31. Hello, your butterfly images are just gorgeous. I love all the birds, it is hard to pick a favorite. They are all beautiful photos, great post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. PS, thank you for the visit and comment on my blog.

  32. I would LOVE to have those strawberry finches in America!!

    Have a beautiful week ahead, and thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  33. some great movements and beautiful "portraits".

  34. That Ashy prinia looks cute.

  35. Beautiful photograph! love the birds, but the butterfly photos are gorgeous!

  36. Stunning photos - love the pelicans especially you have captured them in all their scruffy, cheeky glory!

  37. Haha, the prize of the dragonfly:) The three in a row speaks about community! I smile when I see a small bird, being so aggressively screaming its lungs out:) The blue butterfly has stolen my heart. Right after that, comes the highly fashionable black and white. Many beautiful details you captured. Also love the header of someone catching the photographer! Many thanks for linking to All Seasons! Hope for some cool days in your hot summer:)

  38. So much life in the area around the lake. I bet that fluff makes for a very cosy nest! #openslather

  39. Absolutely breathtaking! Spectacular! Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for joining us to make Pink Saturdays special.

    This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥

  40. Such stunning photos! Your work always touches my soul! :-)

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