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Seeing birds after 7 months

Hello folks! Yes. I had been silent in the blogging world for quite some time. It has been a challenging period for all of us. I had been really cautious and didn't go for my usual bird watching adventures for 7 months. We were just worried about stepping out. Covid cases have seen a downward trend in the last 3 months. Wife and I decided to go to Hoskote lake this week to check out the birds and bees around there. In this post I have also included few pictures from my garden, which I had clicked during these past seven months. 


We planned to reach Hoskote lake by 6:45 AM, the sunrise time according to weather app. But we found Hoskote covered in mist with very poor visibility...


We decided to stay in the car until the fog cleared. It was nice to watch the swallows flying around. I took a video with my phone camera...



After some time, wife ventured out to explore the farms nearby. She found this patch containing rose shrubs...


Few roses eventually made it to her plaits...


Jackfruit tree laden with ripening fruits...


Hibiscus flowers were drenched in dew drops...






Everything seemed drenched in diamonds, even the harmless Signature spider... 


The weather and the sun started to smile upon us as we spotted a male Indian Robin...


A Paddyfield pipit caught our attention...





A Black-winged stilt and a Gray heron...


It is always a delight to see a White-throated Kingfisher...


A Painted stork was patiently trying to catch fish...


On a far away tree, sat the stunning Indian Roller. Please zoom to see it clearer...

A pair of lovely Beach Moon flowers...


Black-winged stilt...


A pair of Long-tailed shrikes probably evaluating the length of their tails...


The short trip after a really long wait was such fun. I am posting some more pictures from my terrace garden...
A blister beetle...


Some moth or butterfly eggs...


A Jumping spider gorging a damsel fly...


An Indian Green Tortoise beetle...



Housefly...




A Tussock moth caterpillar...


Lynx spider eating a wasp...


It was nice to write a blog post after so long. Hope you liked the post. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.





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