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Off-season visit to Hoskote

Couple more months for the start of the migratory season. For now we have to contend with the local birds. My visit this week had many other interesting sightings. Have a look at the pictures...
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Pomegranate flower was the first sighting...
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A Red-whiskered Bulbul was seen sitting on a stash of beans...
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A helicopter was flying around in great speed...
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The last sortie was so low that it made a Common Myna fly in panic...
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A squirrel wasn't bothered though...
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Meanwhile a Eurasian Coot enjoyed its swim...
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A White-throated Kingfisher seemed happy after a meal...
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A Purple Heron sat in its skulking pose...
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A Plain tiger butterfly fluttered around taking nectar...
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A bee also was busy buzzing around carrying pollen load...
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Also seen was a Pioneer butterfly...
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And a Common Castor butterfly...
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Saw a Jungle Myna couple sporting their distinctive hairdo...
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A Rufous-backed Marsh Hawk dragonfly was seen next...
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A Green Marsh Hawk dragonfly flew in...
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A Jungle Myna was seen sitting on a cow displaying their symbiotic relationship...
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The sky was looking good...
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A female Rock Agama lizard showed up...
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And then I saw a male Rock Agama lizard up close. You can see my reflection in his eye...
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I was delighted to see this Indian wave striped ladybug ...

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A Common Mormon butterfly  fluttered around a Curry tree...
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With that we come to the end of the post. Hope you liked the pictures.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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52 comments:

  1. Fantastic action shots of the butterflies 🦋

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  2. What fantastic photos.
    I really like the butterflies and the birds.
    But the male Rock Agama lizard and the reflection of you in the eyes is really amazing.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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  3. Great nature shots (except the helicopters of course).That first bird is really stunning and so are the rest.Thumbs up.

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  4. Wow, gorgeous photos! I love the Bulbul, the lizard, the Kingfisher and Myna birds. The butterflies are just lovely. Neat capture of the helicopter and beautiful view. Beautiful post! 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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  5. I would be happy to "contend with" your local birds any time......and your butterflies, and other insects, and reptiles and amphibians....... Wanna trade houses for a month?

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  6. Your photos are amazing. They are close to some of our birds, but slightly different colours. I love them all!

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  7. Yes, a helicopter does belong in a collection of fabulous bird photos! I love your imagination.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  8. Kingfishers always seem a little comical to me, maybe because of their huge beak and wild colors. The squirrel is interesting, very different from ours. Its been a treat visiting this post filled with amazing photos.

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  9. You really do see a nice variety! Beautiful photos and I really love those vans in the first photo! WOW!

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  10. A lovely Pomegranate flower! Never saw one.
    What a gang of critters!

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  11. Gosh!!! Your photos are absolutely stunning. My favourite is the one of the squirrel. Yeah...I love those vans in your first shot too. Very nice!

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  12. amazing views of the creatures of the world #MySundayPhoto

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  13. I mist definitely liked your images!! I always do. In fact I am in awe of your photography. Today's photos are stellar!

    Stay virus free, be safe birding, and thanks for linking in!
    ~Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  14. The timing of those insect images was spectacular! I'm also loving the kingfisher shot. As for the grey squirrel, I am assuming us British are to blame for them being in your country (and if so, I do apologise!). I do enjoy your flaura and forna pics, always very colourful.

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  15. ...another beautiful collection of images. One is nicer than the preceding, thanks for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful photos! I especially enjoyed seeing the Dragonflies. Love the butterflies, too!
    And the lizards - awesome portraits!

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  17. i enjoyed seeing your butterflies, some i have seen in confinement!! the red-whiskered bulbul is beautiful, your image of it gorgeous!!

    cool capture of the lizard, it is nice to see it up close and be able to view all of it's details!!

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  18. Fantastic photos. I don't think I've ever seen a pomegranate flower before and that tiger butterfly is beautiful x

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  19. Your nature shots are awesome ~ so professional ~ Wow!

    I apologize for my tardiness in commenting,

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. Your captures are amazing! The details of the dragonfly wings should win awards.

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  21. Amazing shots of nature x #mysundayphoto

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  22. Fabulous sighting Shiju, the one of the that I love was Jungle Myna, but, every shots.

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  23. Fascinating! Even the trucks were fascinating!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/08/a-few-from-archives.html

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  24. Seems to me that you don't need the migration season to take stunning shots. I'm loving those 🦎 today as a change from birds. We have few lizards or snakes in the UK.

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  25. So neat to see the lizards; I have only seen lizards at the zoo here in the States.

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  26. Fantastic captures as always all of them great photography :-)

    Have a capturetastic week 👍

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  27. The snow capped mountain tops in photo #1 were so pretty and reminds me of the area I live in. I also enjoed allt he close ups of butterflies and dragonfly with the clear wings.

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  28. I enjoyed your series of photos this week. You have shown me many things I have not seen before such as the pomegranate flower. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos.

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  29. It's incredible to me to think that the bulbul and that beautiful Kingfisher are "everyday" birds for you!! All of your pictures are (as always) stunning. Most people would not be good enough to capture their reflection in a lizard's eye! I was surprised to see all the travel vans in the first picture -- from your pictures, it never seems like there are any other people around the lake!!

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  30. No common creatures here! I feel like I just went on safari. Thanks for taking me with you.

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  31. to be off season you have a lot to share. Love the oddlooking cars. Are they for real??
    The bee visiting the blue flower is amazing. Beautiful shot. The White-throated Kingfisher seem to have a goos laugh. :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Fabulous photos. I especially love the birds and the butterflies. I can't wait to see the uncommon if these are the ordinary ones!

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  33. Great shots my friend. Spring is around the corner here in Australia and even though we are locked down I find new plants to take photos of and that makes me happy!
    Thank you for joining the Life This Week crew on my blog with your post. Next week the optional prompt is sharing your snaps. I hope to see your post there, on or off prompt and wish you well too. Denyse.

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  34. Delightful, I've never seen a squirrel as relaxed as that one!

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  35. Wow, you got some great captures of the various birds, insects, and lizards you saw that day as well as the sky and the mysterious helicopter.

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  36. Beautiful collection of photos. The lizard photos are exceptional!

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  37. Stunning collections of photos

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  38. Stunning captures, Shiju, esp the sky shot! Visiting your blog after a long time. Hope all is good at your end.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Cheers,
    Esha

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  39. You always catch the most beautiful moments! The hairdoes of some birds are hilarious.

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  40. The birds and butterflies are beautiful, but I love seeing the lizard photos. Nice reflection in the eye of the male. Thank you for linking up and have the best weekend.

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  41. Wow, lots to see! I always love your bird photos, but the insects are stunning too. My favourite is the squirrel relaxing though!
    #mysundayphoto

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  42. You get a great depth to your photos.....Michelle

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  43. Beautiful photos of the birds, insects and reptiles in your country. I like them.

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  44. These are excellent photos again!
    Best wishes,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/08/von-gottesanbeterinnen-eismachern-und.html

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  45. I love how relaxed that squirrel looks - we could all do with some down time I think!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: sorry for long delay between visits, being in lockdown is not good for me!

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  46. Such a beautiful account of your visit, and some superb images to go with it! :)

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