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And wait for the birds to fly by

When I go birding, I hike for miles. But, last Sunday afternoon at Hoskote lake was different. My 6 year old, Rohan accompanied me for the first time. We didn't walk around searching for birds, but sat at a place waiting for birds to fly by. To Rohan's delight, some nice birds did show up. Here are some photos...
We didn't wait long to see the first bird of the day. A Western Yellow Wagtail flew in and sat just meters away from where we were sitting. Rohan was overjoyed on seeing the beautiful yellow bird...
I clicked the bird from many angles...








Rohan's first bird sighting intrigued his interest. He started looking around for more. Then came running towards me when he sighted something...
A Spotted Dove it was...
A male Purple Sunbird was seen with his meal...
A Bronze-winged Jacana made an appearance. Its bronze sheen amazed Rohan...
Rohan was amused by the cracked lake shore. He called it a jigsaw puzzle and detached a piece...
A little later a Juvenile Western Yellow Wagtail flew in...

As we headed back we saw a spectacular sunset...

That concluded Rohan's first birding trip. He enjoyed it much. I hope you liked the post. Please do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below...

54 comments:

  1. What a beautiful series of photos you have taken.
    Nice that your son was there too, so they can learn early on that we have to deal with nature well.
    Greetings Irma

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  2. Beautiful and interesting.
    Happy weekend with your son!

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  3. Very beautiful birds! Your son is very handsome!
    Happy weekend!

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  4. Hello, What a lovely day spent with your son. It is nice he is learning about the birds. It takes patience to sit and wait for the birds to show up, but sometimes the sightings are well worth the wait. Your son is handsome and I like the pretty Yellow wagtail and the Dove. Your photos are gorgeous. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank you for visiting and leaving me a comment.

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  5. Beautiful photos, and a beautiful experience. I hope your son becomes an excellent birdwatcher. Several young people participate in organized birding activities in our town, so I know they can get very interested and learn a lot — especially learning bird songs because their hearing is so much better than that of adults.

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

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  6. I hope that Rohan gets the bug. Starting them young is often the key to a lifelong commitment, i have been interested in and involved with nature since I was eight years old.

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  7. Beautiful photos! I hope your son will enjoy birding in the future.

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  8. It's so reassuring to know that young children are being shown how to appreciate the wildlife around them. Far better than the Ipads and machines they all seem obesessed by at the moment. I hope you can maintain Rohan's interest as he grows older. There are great careers to be had nowadays in helping the environment.

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  9. ...you have a smart son and you saw some colorful birds.

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  10. Beautiful photos of the birds. Your son is learning about the birds now to enjoy them throughout his life.

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  11. how wonderful to see the yellow wagtail. As spring is soon coming to my area I hope to see wagtails pretty soon.
    lol, the dried shore actually looks like a jigsaw puzzle. :)
    Your other birds are beauties as well. The Jacana is stunning. :)

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  12. Hello,:=) Engaging post with many beautiful shots of the Western Yellow Wagtail, and also the other birds. It's nice that you got to spent quality outdoor time with your very handsome son.

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  13. You continue to astound me with your incredible sightings & photos. I too enjoyed the curiosity & interest your son shows in his portrait.
    For taking time from your day to share your photos with us at IRBB, I send along my thanks!

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  14. Fabulous set of photos and I hope Rohan grows up to be as interested in wild life as you are. Keep safe Diane

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  15. Beautiful captures and I love how you modified how you do things to make it fun for your son.

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  16. Hi Shiju, I love the way you share your photography on your blog. Your photos are excellent. Very cool to have Rohan along and so great to see him get an early start on birding. Thank you for sharing. John

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  17. It is heart-warming and hopeful to watch Rohan becoming a birder and nature lover. Thank you for sharing the joy you both experienced. And the beautiful birds you saw. I loved this post! (And Rohan is correct ...the dried mud does look like a jigsaw puzzle! We stayed once on the shore of a dry lake and i thought the same thing.)

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  18. How nice to see so many kinds of birds without searching through the woods and brambles! Sitting gets them closer too. He must be a very patient boy to sit and wait.

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  19. I just love the sun shot - magnificent. And the bronzed sheen amazes me too!

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  20. A great day of bird sighting. So many beautiful birds appearing without even you looking for them. I am glad your son enjoyed the bird watching experience.

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  21. As usual, your photography is wonderful and I love the birds and child

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  22. Your son is so handsome ~ Awesome photography of our 'feathered friends.' ~ Happy Week to You.

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. it is wonderful that you are teaching your 6 year old to enjoy bird watching. and even more exciting that he enjoyed it as well, now you will be able to enjoy these times with him. your images are really, really beautiful, i enjoyed all of them but perhaps the little guy stole the show!!

    the sunset, with the birds is breathtaking!!!

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  24. Nothing beats waiting for birds. Good for Rohan!

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  25. You always have something to delight the eyes~!
    Thanks so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/03/springtime.html

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  26. How wonderful to pass on your love for bird watching and photography to your young son! It looked like he had fun and enjoyed being with you and learning how to observe the birds. I have fond memories of accompanying my father on his fishing trips when I was achild,

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  27. You have some stunning photos here and birds I've never seen. Really wonderful clarity. I love it that your son is learning a bit more about this and can imagine you two spending time together like this. It's a wonderful and memorable experience for you both. Thanks for coming by Marmelade Gypsy yesterday!

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  28. The last picture was spectacular..lovely..You see birds that we don't..Enjoy your week..

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  29. what a nice outing with your boy.

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  30. What beautiful photos, as always and how wonderful to get to share this time and those memories with your son.

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  31. Maybe you need to give him a camera, dad:) Children are so precious in their entusiasm and passion - if we could ever stay like that! My favorite is the dove. The colors are so subtle and soft. Great that the yellow one stayed long enough you could capture it from several angles. And the sunset at the end - a stunning end of the day! Many thanks for sharing this fun birding trip with All Seasons:) Have a great week, Jesh

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  32. First off - that's my kind of birdwatching when birds come to you. Secondly, your photos are incredible as always. And most importantly, it's wonderful to start your son young in appreciating and enjoying the birds.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  33. What lovely mix of photos and that LQQK on Rohan's face :-)

    Have a flitterflattertastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  34. I love the yellow birds. That last shot with the setting sun is spectacular.

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  35. Lovely burds! Must have been a nice experience for the boy. The photo of the sunset is amazing!

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  36. Thank you to visiting my blog. You have beautiful photos and birds on your blog. It's nice Rohan liked his first bird trip. Greetings Caroline

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  37. All those birds are very beautiful, but I liked the spotted dove the most.
    It's great that you teach Lohan to open his eyes and look at nature with attention and interest.

    Have a fine day!

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  38. Good on you Dad, you have started a tradition now. I am so glad your son got to be part of your passion for the first time.

    Thanks so much for linking up for Life This Week. Next week, we are #11 and the optional prompt is Floral. Hope to see you there and in the meantime, may you be well, may you be safe and may you be content. Denyse.

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  39. Your photos are amazingly beautiful!

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  40. Wow! Fantastic. Will see if I can get something from Rachenahalli lake

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  41. So many beautiful birds to see, and your photos are wonderful. Looks like Rohan had a very happy time. Thank you for your comment on my post.

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  42. It is always a joy to see your stunning photos! And a joy to see your young handsome son, too. How great that you learn him to love the birds and nature at an early age. Wishing you and your family a happy weekend.

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  43. Wonderful images! Thank you for sharing them!
    Happy Today!

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  44. This sounds like such a lovely experience with your son. Calm and peaceful. It seems to me he is learning a great deal from you.

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  45. Glad to see that your son goes with you. I hope he picks up birding! Lovely photos, as always! Thanks for linking up.

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  46. So wonderful to see the beauty of these birds. Now I suspect the next step is to buy your son a camera:) Great to see his interest. Our ELISE would like your post featured in the next Blogger's Pit Stop.
    Kathleen

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  47. I just read about a pair of binnoculars that can identify birds. 2,000 dollars. You don't need any help with either. Your photos are always beautiful. I like the cracked puzzle!

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  48. Beautiful captures, Loved the post.

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  49. What a good father you are. Children need to be out in nature so they learn the benefits and beauty of nature. Even with the distraction of your son you captured some magnificent photos. The setting sun with the large birds flying to roost is particularly beautiful.

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