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Say hello to winter migrants

I visited Hoskote lake last Sunday morning to check out the resident birds and winter visitors. Here are the birds I saw...

The first birds I saw were a few cormorants flying overhead as the sun was playing peekaboo behind the clouds...


Painted storks were fishing together...


A Common Sandpiper was walking around. This winter visitor was fearless and seemed quite at home... 











Liked the reflection of the Painted stork...


A Gray heron joined the painted storks...


Clouds and the sun...


Paddyfield Pipit...


Liked the reflection of this Gray-headed Swamphen...







Another Paddyfield Pipit...





Pied bush chat...


Jerdons Bushlark...


Western Yellow Wagtail is a winter migrant...





















Silhouette of a Black drongo...



Red-vented Bulbul...






Indian Roller...



It felt nice to capture the Indian roller in flight...



Argiope anasuja is a species of harmless orb-weaver spider. It is known as a "signature spider". It builds a web with a zig-zag stabilimentum somewhat resembling letters...



I liked the patterns on it. Almost resembled a clown face...



Berries...


Silver orb spider spinning its web...


A female Red Avadavat was seen collecting burnt twigs for nest building. Probably it found the burnt twigs to be lighter and convenient to carry...





Then came the male Red Avadavat. I clicked it in various poses...












Hope you liked the post. Do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below...


48 comments:

  1. Your picture of a spider spinning his web is amazing. I am always sad when the summer bird migrate south from our Powell Lake cabin home and leave us with only our resident ravens to keep us company. - Margy

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  2. These are gorgeous shots, Shiju!!

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  3. So many beautiful photos - love the painted storks and red avadavat.

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  4. Wonderfully colorful birds in sharp focus. Your macros of the spiders were magnificent!

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  5. Smiled the way you put it that "the painted storks were fishing together" (when I hear about fishing together, I have fishermen in mind, not birds. lol). The Indian roller is such a beautiful bird, and in close-up, the spiders could be cartoon characters! Wow, this is one of your amazing birding trips - many thanks of sharing them with All Seasons, Shiju! Have a lovely December week! PS, am happy to see Ken Schneider discovered you. You two could have some serious conversations together about birds!!

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  6. I love the avadavat and the painted storks. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us this week at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/12/headed-to-philadelphia.html

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  7. Amazing photos, I enjpyed a lot. Oh that spider!!!!

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  8. All great photos there, mostly Indian specialities, but I loved the Yellow Wags. And the Roller.

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  9. Wow beautiful photos. Just loved the post.

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  10. Incredible photography! Love that spider shot.

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  11. So many birds that I never see where I live. Thank you for sharing. Then, of course, I could go to the nature preserves in our area for photos, and I need to do that. Your beautiful photos inspire one to do that.

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  12. The colors are striking and these are amazing photos. You were so lucky to see so many different kind of birds.

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  13. Your photography is amazing. You have captured every creature beautifully!

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  14. That Indian Roller is beautiful! I have never seen or heard of that species; thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  15. All stunning shots, Shiju. I love especially the two moon images the most! The first one left me speechless as did the one of the black drongo. Keep up the good work! Happy #ww.
    P. S. Hope you're joining us this week too. :)

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    1. Not moon. The sun does look like moon in the overcast sky.

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  16. Magical colours in nature...love the turquoise! And the bright red. Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week's optional prompt is: 49/51 Taking Stock #5 9/12/19 Hope to see you there! Denyse.

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  17. The last red bird resembles a munia (somewhat). Pretty. In fact all your images are sublime. My favorite today, tho, is the cormorants & sun then, the beautiful stork!

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  18. The last red bird resembles a munia (somewhat). Pretty. In fact all your images are sublime. My favorite today, tho, is the cormorants & sun then, the beautiful stork!

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  19. The last red bird resembles a munia (somewhat). Pretty. In fact all your images are sublime. My favorite today, tho, is the cormorants & sun then, the beautiful stork!

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    1. Red Avadavat is a munia. It is also known as Red munia and Strawberry finch.

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  20. Loving every single image on this post

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  21. Oh, such pretty birds and beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I especially like the photo of the birds against the clouded sun. Impressive!

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  23. Excellent photography as always. Well done. Have a good day Diane

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  24. This has been such an up-and-down week for All Seasons, with images disappearing and people not being able to link, that I came back to check if I had given you a reply:) See you are well-connected:) The first eerie capture of the black cormorants is fabulous! Ever thought on selling your photography to magazines?

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  25. It's always a pleasure to see the photos that you share with us. That red bird certainly stands out and the webs are fascinating.

    It's great to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  26. Amazing photos! My favorite today is 'the Indian roller in flight'!
    Have a nice December!

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  27. Beautiful photos Shiju. The Indian Roller has beautiful blue hues and a sight in flight mode.

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  28. All of your photos are gorgeous, but I love that first collage. So many lovely birds with so much color.

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  29. With so many colorful birds around you, how do you choose which ones to shoot?

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  30. Fascinating bird life, beautiful photos are that! I am thrilled with this great lake with its bird diversity!

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  31. Gorgeous birds and photos. The Painted Stork, the Indian Roller and the Red Avadavat are a few of my favorites.I love all the birds and pretty sky captures. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank for visit and commenting on my blog.

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  32. Shiju, I love this post. Your amazing photography skill and artistry is amazing, and your bird photos make me want to sit down with my watercolours and paint them. Pinning and tweeting!

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  33. Beautiful photos of the birds, you have great shots of so many exotic ones!

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  34. What beautiful creatures, and what beautiful photographs! Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

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  35. I love these photos! Capturing the roller in flight is a really special shot. Even the colorful spiders are cool. Thanks for linking on Amanda’s Books and More!

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  36. Kudos to you for your photos. So sharp and animated.

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  37. Tous ces oiseaux sont magiques, bravo et merci pour le partage !

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