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Unexpected delight!

 This was my third consecutive visit to Hoskote lake after the long Covid break. This time I saw a new bird, which I had never seen before in this location. Read on to see pictures of the bird and few others...

A Black-winged Stilt was in the quest for a meal...

I could sight a White-browed Wagtail hopping around restlessly...
An immature Black Drongo was seen swooping from tree branch to ground level vegetation...
And a Gray-headed Swamphen foraged quietly in the grass...
Then came the moment of surprise. My attention drew to a bright yellow spot in the thick foliage of tree. A Common Iora it was. At an angle of 80°, I struggled with the focus. Luckily got this shot, he had a worm in its beak...
It flew away after gulping the meal...

Jerdon's Bushlark pulled me along its path. I just kept on clicking it in various poses...





Then a Blyth's Reed Warbler showed up...


A Green Bee-eater trilled its song...
A White-browed Bulbul drew my attention with its raucous babbling...
As the sunset approached, Spot-billed Pelicans gave a beautiful flypast...
A Red-vented Bulbul was the last sighting of the day...

After watching the sun set, I returned home, quite happy with the evening birding...


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


47 comments:

  1. Delightful series. The Bee eater is my favorite!

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  2. Hello,

    Congrats on your new bird, great sighting. I have so many favorites, it is too hard to pick just one. You have a wonderful place to go birding. I loved all your birds and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  3. A great set of pictures. The Bea Eater really stands out for me.

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  4. Awesome macro shots of our 'feathered friends' ~ most are new to me as I don't think they come to New England ~ Happy Weekend to you,

    Moment by Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. Beautiful photos, I have never seen most of these birds...the Bee Eater is very sweet-looking. I love the Swamphen too!

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  6. Great picture with the worm! The Red-vented Bulbul really is cool.

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  7. so many wonderful birds. I would like to visit the place and see for myself.
    Love the stilt and the immature Black Drongo. The stilt I have seen elswhere but the Black drongo I have not seen.
    Take care!

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  8. What fabulous photos! You do such a great job with lighting and backgrounds, and of course these birds seem incredibly exotic to an American.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  9. ...you captured some beautiful scenes. When I visit Maui I see stilts, they are a treat to see.

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  10. Wonderful pics of so many exotic birds!

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  11. such beautiful birds and gorgeous images!! i had so many favorites, too many to list!!

    i enjoyed my visit, so many "new to me" birds!!

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  12. Beautiful and fun pictures !. I was really impressed by the physical appearance of the white-browed Wagtail ... it's so cute with its orange legs like wearing stockings.

    Havr a super week!

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  13. I am thoroughly enjoying seeing your wonderful photos again! The Green Bee-eater is delightful! I love seeing them here.

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  14. That was a very varied morning my friend. I rather like the bushlark as a sort of nondescript bird that might be difficult to spot creeping around the bush. The Blyth's Reed Warbler turns up in the UK occasionally so it is very instructive to see your photos. Now, I go back to watch the cricket!

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  15. What a great series of photos of the different birds.
    Many species are not found here, you might see them in a zoo.
    I enjoyed your photos.
    Greetings Irma

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  16. Beautiful photos, gorgeous birds!
    Have a good week!

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  17. My favorite this week is the Drongo...love its forked tail you managed to capture. Of course ALL your birds are exceptional.

    If you celebrate, happy Valentine's Day & thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  18. Your photos are always amazing and I like the new yellow bird.

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  19. Beautiful photos! My favorite is the Black-winged Stilt.
    Enjoy your day!

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  20. I love the sunset you captured and seeing so many pretty birds that we don't have here!

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  21. Great sightings of so many beautiful birds from your evening outing. Beautiful sunset.

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  22. That sounds like a wonderful afternoon birding!

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  23. Wonderful set of photos and the only bird i know well is the Drongo, plenty of them in Southern Africa
    Keep well and stay safe, Diane

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  24. Great shots, all of them!
    Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/02/cedar-creek-galleries-not-your-average.html

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  25. Such gorgeous photos. You're lucky to have a great variety of birds there.

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  26. Love your bird photos ... wow, they are great! Thank you for sharing Shiju!

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  27. What a beautiful series. In my mind I saw you kept clicking the camera, even before I read it:) It must be a rush to be able to see these birds, after having been so long away from it! Life is good, eh? Many thanks for sharing your joy with All Seasons, Jesh
    PS About your comment, L hope you did buy that box of chocolates. But I don't know actually what in India they consider as the most delicious candy ...

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  28. Incredible shots. I'm glad you were able to visit after a long break.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  29. I agree what fab captures so clear too ;-)

    Have a flitterflattertastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  30. The yellow bird is simply an eye-catcher! And you've photographed so many other magical birds!
    All the best from Austria
    Traude

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  31. Splendid images! I especially liked the Stilt and the intimate portraits of the Bushlark, which you turned from inconspicuous to auspicious!

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  32. The sun set on an amazing day of birding. Nature never sleeps. Thanks for visiting!

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  33. How exciting it must have been to find a new bird. So glad you are able to get out and about again!

    Thank you so much for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week, the optional prompt is
    8/51 Explore. 22 Feb. I hope to see you there and I wish you well for the week ahead. Denyse. #lifethisweek #linkup #Mondays https://www.denysewhelan.com.au

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  34. Excellent photos and a great selection of birds

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  35. Beautiful! I should try taking pictures of the different variety that come to our birdfeeders. Nothing too special but still pretty birds.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  36. Your photos are exquisite and I am so happy for you that you were able to get a capture of the new bird. Each one of your photographs is amazing!

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  37. I like the Swamphen and the Bee Eater. They are all handsome birds! Thank you for linking up.

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  38. Beautiful creatures and great photography. Thank you!

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  39. Maravillosa colección de aves, con muy buena definición.

    Feliz fin de semana.

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  40. Great post and some very special bird species , well done with the Iora

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  41. That place is so special! Thank you for the wonderful pictures and congratulations on the new sighting.

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  42. It is very quiet here with the snow..but soon I hope to hear bird calls....

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  43. Lovely shots and amazing focus!

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