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Hoskote birding with few surprises

 Morning hike at Hoskote was highly productive. I saw many new birds in the 2 hours long exploration. Here are the photos...

First sighting in the lake was a Spot-billed Pelican, floating peacefully... 
Four Painted Storks were busy fishing together...
A Grey Heron was gliding smoothly...

A Black-winged Stilt with his small meal...
Saw these three Asian Openbill storks. They looked intense...

Then I saw the first of the 3 types of sandpipers for the day. This is the Wood Sandpiper...
Then I saw the first of the 3 types of warblers for the day. This is the Booted Warbler...

A Black Drongo was seen next, gaurding his territory...

Also seen was a Hair-crested Drongo...
Perched on the same tree was a Rosy Starling...

Next was the pocket-sized-loud-mouth - Ashy Prinia...

Second warbler variety of the day - Clamorous Reed Warbler...
And the third warbler variety - Sykes's Warbler... 
A male Purple Sunbird flew in to nectar in the Milkweed plant...



A Black-headed Ibis...
A Common Kingfisher was sitting on the wire and singing...
I returned to the place where I had seen the Asian Openbill storks. I found another weird group...

Common Sandpiper was the second variety of sandpiper for the day...
And the third variety of sandpiper was seen close by - Marsh Sandpiper...
It was nice to watch the ballerina movements of the Black-winged Stilt. I combined all shots in this collage...
The pretty Water Hyacinth flower...
And the last bird for the day was the Indian Pond-Heron... 
Overall, it was a productive hike. I hope you liked the post. Please post your thoughts in the comments section below... 

50 comments:

  1. Hello,
    What an awesome outing, great birds and photos. I would love to see them all. A few favorites are both of the Openbill and the Painted Storks. The Black Drongo, the Sunbird and your Stilt collage are all wonderful. Great post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  2. ...these are wonderful. My favorite is th Four Painted Storks and their reflections.

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  3. Such fantastic photography! You have some great captures here. I love the Painted Storks, I've never seen them before - absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. You always have wonderful light for your photos. I do love that picture of the Open-billed Storks on the mound of grass. Wonderful.

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  5. Splendid images, as always. The Open-billed Stork is the star of this collection.

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  6. They are all beautiful but the Painted storks in the sunset light are fabulous!

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  7. Wow! Very professional photography of our 'feathered friends.' ~ Xo

    Living moment to moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Very beautiful photos. I enjoyed to see all the birds, and the water hyacinth flower. Very pretty!

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  9. A stunning variety of birds, you captured their beauty well. My favorite is the 4 Painted Storks with their reflections.

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  10. Beautiful bird photos! I would love to see those birds.

    best...mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  11. YeS!! i really enjoyed your post. i don't see most of these birds that made it quite exciting for me. your images are exceptional!!

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  12. Hello,:=) Wow!! Amazing how you saw so many birds in just one outing, and they are all beautiful, and different than the ones I see. You really do have a wonderful variety of birds where you live. Your images are perfectly in focus.

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  13. Your pics are beautiful! Bravo!

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  14. Marvelous captures of these beautiful creatures!

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  15. Wow, your images never cease to amaze me, but more about that tomorrow (It's here still Saturday night:_
    Am not seeing your comment on the bottom of the post.
    Because it's wordpress I can see you made an attempt. You have some letters (after the title of the post, I only this sign (/) and I also see a question mark, that may be why. Or, you may have forgotten to click after you wrote the permalink on "publish?" Please try again. Or wait till someone else posts, then you can maybe see what you need to type in? - hope you'll succeed! Jesh

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  16. Shiju, it is wonderful you saw all those birds in a two-hour hike! That Lake Is ls a miracle . So are your pictures. I loved the ballerina sequence with the stilt and am amazed you got three different species of storks ...I had no idea there even were that many! Every picture you show is stunning!

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  17. What a wonderful series of photos you could take during your walk.
    Photos 6, 8, 16, 23 and 28 are my favorite.
    Greetings Irma

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  18. Can I go birding with you & your family? Such unique & wonderful birds!!! And so well-photographed!
    Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your link with us birders at IRBB this weekend!

    ~Anni, host of I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  19. so many beautiful photos - it's amazing how many birds you capture

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  20. hi Shiju. Beautiful serie photos. The most birds we don't have in our country. I enjoyed. Have a nice sunday. Greetings Caroline

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  21. Those are fantastic! I love the stilt. Sunbirds are a new one for me. Nice photo of one in flight.

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  22. Wow - beautiful shots. Love those storks!

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  23. The hours spent to get all these beautiful shots of the birds is worth it.

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  24. I'm always in awe of your photos and the huge varieties of birds that you manage to find on your outings.

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  25. What an amazing series - you have a beautiful location and much talent to be able to capture all of these in such lovely detail!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/03/help-please.html

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  26. You saw many waterbirds in these two hours - an thank you so much for putting in the link for All Seasons for the second time:) - appreciated! In the Netherlands there are only white storks (as far as I know). There they tell little kids that the storks bring the babies to the mama. And that's where babies come from! Love the coloring of the painted storks.Have seen the milkweed plant in California only in a botanical garden.They're very pretty with the blue. The Indian pond heron is also pretty. Have a beautiful week, Jesh

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  27. What beautiful captures as always so clear too ;-)

    Have a wingtastic safe week ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท

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  28. You have such a talent with these spectacular captures. Great job and such a delight to watch them.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  29. I just saw your post on Create With Joy. The pictures are just beautiful. Reminds me of another bird photographer who also runs a blog hop on Mondays. Her name is Anita Ojeda. Her blog is AnitaOjeda dot com. :)

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    1. Thank you Janis for stopping by. I'll definitely visit Anita's blog. :)

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  30. I just love your bird photos!

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  31. Amazing what you found in a two-hour walk. These photos are phenomenal and so beautiful as to be otherworldly. Yet how wonderful to realize this IS our magical world. :)

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  32. None of those are common to me! Stunning. So many varieties and I love the purple tinge in that flower.

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  33. What a fabulous series of captures! To find so many bird varieties in such a short span of time - awesome! Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Such a visual splendour here and I know why you love doing this...very rewarding.

    Thank you for linking up for Life This Week, and as we approach the changing month to April, may you have some good weather where it’s enjoyable to be outside. Next week, the optional prompt is the second of the Self Care stories. Are you self caring enough? See you on Monday 5 April for #lifethisweek link up. Denyse.

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  35. I always enjoy your photos from your birding expeditions! It's fun to see birds native to your area, which are different from what I can find in my little corner of the world. And that water hyacinth is gorgeous.

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  36. wow, it´s like being travelling! Loved to see especially the Painted storks, the sunbirds and the kingfisher.
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful ones.

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  37. Painted storks look so beautiful.... I never saw in nature.

    Have great day

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  38. Each photo is more beautiful than the other ๐Ÿ’• Wonderful reflections onthewater.

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  39. You certainly live in a rich birding environments!

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  40. Gorgeous bird shots and my favorite is the Heron in flight. What a serious face! Thank you for linking up.

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  41. What an incredible collections of birds and their exquisite photographs. I agree with the one you chose for the thumbnail on various blog linkies. Stunner of an image.

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  42. Great pictures! Your heron in flight is spectacular.

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  43. I love the herons I see here...amazing photos...

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