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Few birds from Hoskote

I visited Hoskote lake despite the flooded surroundings. These are the few birds I could sight from the farmland area that is still dry...

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Seeing an Indian Roller is always a delight. I watched for some time till it flew...
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The flooded surroundings...
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Large Grey Babbler was active on a tree...
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A juvenile Brahminy kite was basking in the early morning sun...
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A Common Myna...
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A Red-wattled Lapwing was keeping an eye on intruders and was playing his role of  'protector of the lake'... 
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A juvenile Brahminy Kite flew around trying to steal fishes from cormorants...
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A Clamorous Reed Warbler was seen next...
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Great Egret was looking very elegant...
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I was delighted to see a visiting male Siberian Stonechat...
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An Oriental Darter in flight...
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Last bird of the day was a juvenile Brahminy Kite. At this time of the year they confuse birdwatchers with their resemblance to Eurasian Marsh Harriers that are also visiting...
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43 comments:

  1. Great bird show again. I appreciate it very much. Thank you.

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  2. Hello,
    Wow, these are all great photos. Awesome bird sightings. The Brahminy Kite is a beauty, I also love the Indian Roller and the Lapwing. Great post! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  3. You seem to be having bad luck with your rainy weather Shiju. However you always give us plenty of photos. I was especially interested in seeing the Siberian Stonechat because just occasionally one will turn up here in the UK. I have my fingers crossed to one day find one!

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  4. Remarkable photos as always -- I especially like the roller in flight. The names "roller" and "babbler" seem especially exotic as we don't have those species at all in North America.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  5. So many beauties! Especially the Brahminy Kite. Cool photo of the Oriental Darter.

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  6. You have observed and photographed wonderful birds again. I think the flight of the Oriental Darter is particularly elegant, and it's great that the Indian Roller poses so nicely!
    🎄🕯️✨
    All the best, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/12/advent-2021-bei-den-rostrosen.html

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  7. The Indian Roller is so beautiful in flight! Lovely photos as always! Happy weekend!

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  8. I'm pleased the flood hasn't dampened your spirit! Another lovely collection.

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  9. Hi Shiju, I love scrolling through your blog. As usual, wonderful photos! Is that your home in the first photo? What a great room!

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  10. Any kind of roller is a real treat, especially for birders who don't have them in their home areas.

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  11. What a great series of photos of the different birds.
    The Indian Roller and the juvenile Brahminy Kite are my favorite.
    Many species do not occur in the Netherlands, the reed warbler, great egret and the European stonechat are the only species that we do see them here in the Netherlands.
    Greetings Irma

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  12. Wonderful birds. Wonderful photos. You do so well with them.

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  13. ...Shiju, this is a fabulous collection. The ones in flight are my favorites. Enjoy your new week.

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  14. The Indian Roller is a beauty of a bird! Thanks for sharing all your shots, shadowy and otherwise!

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  15. really awesome captures, most of these birds are unfamiliar to me!! the juvenile brahmins kite is gorgeous, the siberian stonechat is also a standout, but they are all really beautiful!!

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  16. You have the most impressive birds ...I am green with envy. Spectacular photos of all. Be safe and healthy! Thanks for linking in this week.

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  17. Very impressive and beautiful bird photos. Thanks for sharing your photography with us.

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  18. They are all beautiful ~ especially the Indian Roller and your photography is Divine ~ hope you are published somewhere ~


    Happy Day to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. They are all beautiful birds. Love the close up shots. Very nice shots of the birds in flight.

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  20. Your photos are beautiful. The Indian Roller is a stunning colour! We get so many of those Myna birds here - they are considered pests.

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  21. Gosh these are amazing shots - as always! You have a gift - a keen eye, a beautiful diversity of flora and fauna, and top-notch photography skills.
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/12/merry-christmas.html

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  22. Your birds are wonderful as always -- Because I envy your ability to capture birds in flight that one is my favorite. You saw a lot of birds even though it was so wet. (I would be so happy to see that many birds on one expedition!) Thank you for sharing these amazing portraits.

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  23. great post - that Indian Roller has beautiful coloring and markings

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  24. so many fine shots as usual. Love the colors of the Brahminy Kite, it is really beautiful :)
    The Red-wattled Lapwing looks cool. I like this family of birds. They are easy to ID but still so different from each other :)

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  25. What fab photos you never fail ...beautiful :-)

    Have a tinseltastic Christmas 🎄🎄🎅🎅

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  26. Wonderful pictures and a long ago memory of a Minah bird that lived with us for a while. Shared your post on my Facebook page. Thanks for sharing these. Michele Somerville

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  27. I love that Roller. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  28. Wow! When that Roller took off, I felt like I was right there with you. Wonderful.

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  29. Amazing! I really like your birds in flight shots - they are magnificent!

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  30. A lot of new-to-me and beautiful birds today. A "babbler" is a great name. Happy Holidays and New Year of bird photos and travel to you!

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  31. You win the prize for the best photos today! Merry Christmas.

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  32. Myna birds are such a trip. The kite is gorgeous. Now an Indian Roller i have never heard of but wow the blue is striking! Happy Wednesday

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  33. So much extra water around. Lovely close ups! What a great way to end the Monday Link Up Life This Week with your post! Thanks so much for joining in and I look forward to starting 2022 Life This Week on Monday 3 January 2022. Warm wishes and stay well! Denyse.

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  34. Great photos! Love the bird in flight!

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  35. Another set of fabulous bird images. Thankyou for sharing. And for visiting my blog this week.

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  36. It was wonderful to see the birds in green surroundings. Finland is covered with snow and the temperatures are way below zero. There are a lot of blackbirds and other birds eating the rowan berries. My husband feeds the birds and squirrels so that they survive. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  37. Love the kite…. May 2022 bring you and your family peace and happiness

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