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Recent trip to Saul Kere

I made an early morning trip to Saul Kere, recently. Some good sightings. Here are the pics...

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The early morning moon...
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The Eurasian Coot chicks are growing fast. The red colours have vanished and transforming to adult colours...
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This is how they looked when I saw them a month back...
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A gulp of Great Cormorants did a fly-past...
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I watched a few Wood Sandpipers busy in their quest for a meal...
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A Red-vented Bulbul did get something to eat...
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A lone Chestnut-tailed Starling settled on top of a tree...
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The Chestnut-tailed Starling stood still for a long time. It gave me enough time to position the moon behind it...
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A Black-naped Oriole couple was swooping around in their usual restless way...
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An Intermediate Egret made a weird face...
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There was no dearth of White-cheeked Barbets...
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Last bird of the day was this disheveled Ashy Prinia...
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Hope you liked the post. Looking forward to reading your thoughts, please do post in the comments section below...


43 comments:

  1. What beautiful pictures.
    The egret is my favorite.
    Greetings Irma

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  2. Find the eurasian coots to be but meagerly contrasted with the colorfulness of the more tropical birds on your blog.

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  3. Little coots are especially appealing. I suspect everyone has an ooh and aah reaction to them.

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  4. They are gorgeous! David is riht, the little coots are cuties!

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  5. The barbets' green colors are just amazing. Beautiful photos and watercolors!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  6. So much amazing wildlife in your corner of the world!

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  7. WOW, these are all amazing photos. Wonderful variety of birds, I would love to see them all. 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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  8. Hello, :=) As always a wonderful variety of birds and great captures, but I do have a few favourites. The Chestnut-tailed Starling, the the fly-by Great Cormorants, and the White-cheeked Barbets. Those paintings are beautiful,did you paint them?

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    1. I created the digital painting using Photoshop. It gives quite realistic output.

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  9. Yes, as ever a great variety of birds. But for me, and I don't know why, the barbet steals the show. Such vivid colours and wonderful poses for a photographer to capture. Happy Weekend Shiju.

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  10. The Orioles sure stand out in the bright light! And look how those babies have grown. Love your photos and the creative way you share them. Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Beautiful paintings--did you paint them? All the che colorful birds are always a treat to see in your photos

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    1. The painting is digitally created using Photoshop.

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  12. Loved viewing all your photos. Can never get enough of those Barbets, maybe because they seem so cute in your photos.

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  13. I love the Black-naped Oriole, pretty. And I loved the paintings.

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  14. The barbet is fascinating. To get the bird on a limb with the moon as backdrop is a work of art.
    As always, enjoyed your photos and narrative...thanks for linking in this week!

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  15. ...beautiful capture, take care and stay well.

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  16. what a great collection of birds, i really enjoyed seeing the white-cheeked barbets!!

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  17. Beautiful captures of the birds. Enjoy your week.

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  18. Gorgeous photography of our 'feathered friends' ~ Always very professional ~


    Wishing you peaceful moments,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Beautiful photos! The Intermediate Egret looks like he has something important to say!

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  20. Great shots of the birds. You are blessed with so many sightings of birds in one morning.

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  21. Beautiful pictures I plan on sharing with my son when we begin our Homeschool lessons on Birds as he can look up the Birds he doesn't know and share facts with me and see if we have them in our Town.

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  22. beautiful photos as always - loved so many of them - that last bird with green feathers was amazing

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  23. Beautiful photos as always loved the artwork too :-)

    Have a tweettastic week 👍

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  24. I think the oriel is a handsome looking bird. Great photos once again but your artwork is even better.

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  25. I enjoyed the stunning photos!

    Such an incredible variety of birds!

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  26. Your photos are always stunningly beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/01/seen-on-blue-ridge-parkway.html

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  27. I'm in bird paradise here too. The variety is dazzling in Costa Rica. But I know you have as much or more where you are. Every time I stop by there are new-to-me beauties.

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  28. So beautiful Shiju -- is the first photo a painting of your photograph or just an altered photo? Either way it is absolutely beautiful and I wish I had it on my own "bird wall." Wonderful variety, I am always grateful to you for sharing your amazing birdlife.

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    1. The first photo is an altered photo and the painting is also created using Photoshop.

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  29. Such beautiful images and framed against the blue sky, makes them even more stunning!

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  30. I am so glad you were able to get out again. Lovely pics as always. I appreciated you taking the time to write a post and link it up for Life This Week on my blog this week. Thank you kindly. Denyse.

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  31. Your shots are stunning. Thank you for sharing the birds you see where you live. Soon I need to do a post of the birds I saw yesterday at the wildlife refuge near me.

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  32. Love the painting of the birds. It is gorgeous. I can´t quite figure out if it is a painting or if it is a digital montage. Anyway I see the birds in your photos. :) nice collection

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  33. Another lovely set, the painting is simply beautiful.

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  34. Miracles of the birdlife! The green feathered bird is like a a jewel.

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  35. The painting is gorgeous! I like seeing the variety of birds and the little coots are sweet. Thank you for linking up.

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  36. The golden oriole's wing is amazing! Congrats for the right moment! As well as the fanning of the tail of the smaller bird. As always and excellent post, Shiju. By the way, good to see you on Thankful Thurs.

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  37. Are those your paintings? They are beautiful! All the variety of birds are so wonderful to see.

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