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Repeat visits to Saul kere

I have been visiting Saul kere lake repeatedly this season, thanks to the flooded Hoskote lake, my usual birding place. The bird watching experience differs on each occasion, despite the consecutive trips. Here are some sightings from this week's visit...

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First sighting was of a Grey-headed Swamphen in flight...
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I focused on an immature Bronze-winged Jacana. It was foraging in the swamp...
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It crossed path with a Wood Sandpiper while foraging...

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Also saw a close interaction between an Intermediate Egret, a Glossy Ibis and a Bronze-winged Jacana. I wonder what's their story...
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I saw a Common Tailorbird spread its tail like fantails. I've never seen this type of display in tailorbirds before...
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Next I saw a Purple-rumped Sunbird tending to her nestlings...
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A lone Wood Sandpiper foraged for food...
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Black-rumped Flameback (Lesser Goldenbacked Woodpecker) was seen far away in the wooded area...
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Here's the golden back of the Goldenbacked Woodpecker...

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A male Indian Golden Oriole was seen next, very active on a distant tree...
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Then it flew closer to a nearby tree...

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This display made my day...

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Red-whiskered Bulbul pair was seen next...
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A juvenile Indian Golden Oriole...

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Last sighting of the day was of this very shy Greater Coucal...
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I was highly satisfied with the sightings and returned home eagerly to check the photographs. The morning turned out great. Hope you liked the post. Do post your thoughts in the comments section below...

38 comments:

  1. What a great series of photos of the different types of birds.
    I enjoy it every time because I see so many species that do not occur here in the Netherlands.
    Greetings Irma

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  2. Beautiful ones and indeed so different and totally unknown to most of us. Thumbs up for this post again.

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  3. I think that we all return to the same locations time after time and the experience is rewarding and different on each occasion. The shot of the Common Tailorbird spreading its tail is a great new event, and the nest of the sunbird is quite precious.

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  4. Hello, :=) Another wonderful collection of bird images. I like all the Golden Oriole captures and the juvenile.The Tailorbird is adorable, the way it spreads its tail into a fan shape, and I also think the Goldbacked woodpecker is stunning.

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  5. Wow. Wonderful photos, as always. I'm getting many of the same birds at my feeders. It's a slow season here.

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  6. Hi Shiju, As always, your photos are excellent. It is hard to pick out a favorite! I’m thinking it must be one of the shots of the Indian Golden Oriole. What a beautiful bird! John

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  7. Thanks for sharing these beautiful - and different - birds.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  8. Wow, gorgeous collection of birds and photos. The Tailorbird's display of tail feathers looks so cute. Great post, I loved all your photos. 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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  9. As always, I learn from your posts about a number of bird species that are totally unfamiliar to me, and I find your photos fabulous.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  10. It's nice when the birds finally pose! Very special capture of the three together. I can't help loving the woodpecker shots!

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  11. Oh I love the post and always enjoy the birds you see. I think it's so neat when you capture 2 or 3 different birds together...they seem quite content and maybe sharing some secrets too! lol Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Super pictures again Shiju. I'm struggling to see much difference between your oriole and our Golden Oriole. But then I see very few of our own here in Northern UK.

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  13. Thank you for sharing these beautiful birds

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  14. Stunning!! Each and all. That golden backed woodpecker is aptly named and a winning photo!!
    And thanks for stopping by to link in this week.

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  15. Wow, what a display, they are excellent. My favourite is the Golden Oriole, beautiful.

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  16. ...the Common Tailorbird spreading its tail is a wonderful capture. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful images.

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  17. That sure is a great collection of wonderful sightings!

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  18. A beautiful collection of birds. Great post!

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  19. Lots of intriguing 'feathered friends' here ~ Fantastic photography too! ~ That is quite the nest of the Purple Rump Sunbird ~ Wow!

    Wishing you lots of loving moments,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. The Goldenback Woodpecker is a site to see. Your birding trip photos are always so amazing and colorful to look at.

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  21. As always, you have beautiful bird photos to share with us. I marvel at the way the birds build their nests and the materials they used. I like the hairstyle of the red-whiskered Bulbul pair.

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  22. Such interesting birds! I love the Jacana.

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  23. As always, wonderful photos! Those red-whiskered Bulbuls look like characters.

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  24. You always take such beautiful detailed photos :-)

    Have a tweettastic week

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  25. wonderfu. If I was younger, richer and without corona restrictions. I should come visiting you. I would have soo much fun on your photo hikes. :) I rally enjou your shots. :)

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  26. I enjoyed reading. There are wonderful captures. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. What a wonderful day you had. I've never seen anything like the Red-whiskered Bulbul pair. And the display of the male Indian Golden Oriole is magnificent.

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  28. Hey, I recognize that I was here last week and don't know why my comment disappeared. I love the fanning of the tail of the smaller bird.And the wing up of the golden Oriole - amazing! Have an enjoyable week, Shiju:)

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  29. I am so glad you can continue your birding! Great shots. It’s been great to see your post in the link up for Life This Week at Denyse Whelan Blogs.
    I look forward to seeing you again next Monday if you have a post to share. Thanks so much. Denyse.

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  30. Another delightful collection. The stand-out picture for me is the grey-headed Swamphen. So blue!

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  31. i enjoy coming here, i get to see so many birds i don't ordinarily see!!

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  32. I wonder how many bird species there are in the world! You certainly find many. Each photo more beautiful than the other. The red-whiskered Bulbuls looke cute!

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  33. Nice to see you again at Pictorial Tuesday. They're all so pretty. Especially like the 9th picture of the bird tending his hanging nest.

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  34. Totally amazed by your photos. Amazing captures.

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  35. You will have to visit here. There are a lot of birders who bird along the Niagara River and Lake Erie as we have many overwintering waterfowl and other birds who breed in Canada....Michelle

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