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Flamingos visit Hoskote


It is not a common occurrence to see Greater Flamingos in Bangalore. 

Hoskote lake is my regular Sunday birding spot and today morning I was surprised to see four Greater Flamingos here.

 I was so happy to see these beautiful visitors that I completely ignored the numerous other birds that were active. So, this post is dedicated to the extremely rare visitor...



The four of them were seen at the far end of the water...


As the sun came out, bird activities increased...


I watched its awesome "coat hanger" neck...


This pair made a perfect symmetry but for the one going poo...


The Asian Openbill stork would steal my attention any day, but today was the flamingos' day...




And the birds kept on entertaining me with their beautiful formations...
































And the final showstopper moment of the day...





 Hope you liked the post. Please do share your thoughts in the comments section below...



57 comments:

  1. I'm happy for you, you saw some rare birds at your house. It's a beautiful series of photos, bravo. This wetland appears to be an important bird sanctuary.
    In France they nest a lot and stay in winter now.
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  2. Flamingos are fascinating creatures. I love the curves of their necks - it's like art.

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  3. It is nit to hard to see why you got fixated on the flamingos but that wetland is full of other great birds.

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  4. How fabulous!Splendid photos!!!Love seeing them!

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  5. The lighting in your photos are picture post-card perfect!

    Thank you for stopping by & linking up with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin this weekend!

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  6. Beautiful birds and great photos of them. I also love the Asian Openbill stork. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. Have a great week Diane

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  7. These are incredible. I've never seen them in the wild, just in bird exhibits at zoos. I love that black under-wing, which took my breath away. These are gorgeous shots of them!

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  8. Fabulous pictures! Thanks for sharing #lifethisweek

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  9. Nice! We don't have them here in Virginia. I've seen flamingos in South Carolina though.

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  10. Stunning photos of these impressive birds.

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  11. They are always nice to admire...stunning beauties.

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  12. beautiful shots shiju, you have to love those long legged and colorful birds. :)

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  13. It must be a treat for you to see these uncommon birds. I couldn't help but notice all those Black-winged Stilts - super.

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  14. Hello, the flamingos are gorgeous birds. It is also great to see the Stork and the Stilts. What a great sightings. Love their long legs and colors. Beautiful collection of photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  15. Such a lovely photos! So exotic for me to see all this flamingos.

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  16. Those are such beautiful flamingos.

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  17. Gorgeous photos of beautiful birds. I can see why the flamingos dominated your attention.

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  18. What beautiful photos they look so elegant :-)

    Have a flamingotastic week :-) 🦩

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  19. They are amazing birds. So glad you got a chance to photograph them. - Margy

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  20. Always, your photos are a feast for the eyes. I never see flamingos where I live so was a treat to see your photography of them.

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  21. What a beautiful muse Shiju! The flamingos are such dainty beauties and you have captured them so well

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! Nice shots Happy Shooting

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  23. These flamingoes are so elegant! Lovely shots, as always, Shiju. Never seen them in the open like this, except in Zoo enclosures.
    Happy #ww to you.

    Cheers
    Esha (https://mysoultalks.com/2020/03/03/an-orange-sunset-wordlesswednesday/)

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  24. Beautiful images! Thank you for sharing!
    Happy WW!

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  25. Beautiful! We've never seen flamingos in the wild. All I know is they are stinky at the zoo. But worth the smell.

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  26. They are awesome creatures and the colours are magnificent. Thank you for joining in Life This Week. Next week's optional prompt is Share Your Snaps. Hope to see you linking up too. Denyse.

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  27. What a fabulous surprise! I think I would keep taking photos of them, too! What lovely images (even if one was going poo!!)!

    I'm so happy to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  28. They are real elegant birds ! Beautiful pictures ! BTW the camel on my blog is rolling around in the sand it was so happy!

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  29. Amazing photos! :) Flamingos are beautiful birds in an interestingly weird way if that make sense. lol Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Gorgeous pic!! The flamingos are just beautiful.

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  31. Flamingos may be my most favorite bird to photograph. They are so striking in their appearance. Such a wonderful post with all these flamingos in the wild. I have only seen them in zoos.

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  32. These beautiful flamingoes brighten up the scenes! Love these photos! Happy Skywatch!

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  33. Flamingos are beautiful and graceful looking birds! Your photos of them are all wonderful

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  34. You saw some amazing sights! I love seeing the Flamingos with their wings outspread. We have Flamingos here in FL but not in the wild where we hike and go to preserves. So it's wonderful to see your photos of these!

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  35. I adore these photos of the flamingos. My class was just having a discussion about them this week. I will be sharing these photos with them! Thanks for linking up .

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  36. So beautiful, almost like those birds posed just for you.

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  37. Amazing pictures! What great timing to see the flamingos! They really are beautiful birds!

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  38. ...I've never seen Flamingos other than in a zoo. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images.

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  39. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful sight to come across. Simply beautiful.

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  40. I never cease to be amazed by your photography. Beautiful to see the flamingos in the wild.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  41. I love when I can catch some birds as they fly through the viewfinder. TYFS!

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  42. Oh my goodness! Your photography is amazing! I have always had a fascination with pink flamingos and you have captured them like artwork.

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  43. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Beautiful photography and colour capture. The sun photo is amazing!

    -Soma

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  44. Stunning photographs of the Flamingos. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  45. Hello, awesome photos and beautiful birds. The flamingos are just beautiful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks for the visit and comment on my blog.

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  46. Hello.
    So beautiful and fantastic photos. The flamingos are exotic and beautiful birds.

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  47. These are stunning pictures of these amazing birds! And as you say, that last one with the spread wings is wonderful! I loved every picture . I recognized some of what I think are avocets in the background of some pictures and some other little shorebirds as well as the stork! What a wonderful Sunday birding adventure. Thank you for sharing!

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  48. Wonderful birds - I have only seem Flamingoes once - in the UAE. Nice set of pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  49. What a visual treat Shiju. Thank you. Do hop in this week:

    https://natashamusing.com/2020/03/love-in-the-times-of-corona-wordlesswednesday-wednesdaywisdom-yeahwritenonfiction/

    Hope you are taking care and staying safe in the times of COViD

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  50. Your photos are amazing as always. Hoping that you and yours are self from the Coronavirus. Blessings!

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