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Longer trip to Kaikondrahalli lake

I spent two leisurely hours at Kaikondrahalli lake observing some interesting bird antics. Here are the pics...

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I reached the lake exactly at sunrise...
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One solitary Little grebe floated on the golden water...
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Lots of Black-headed Ibis were seen in the center island...
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A silhouette shot...
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A pair of Indian Spot-billed ducks floating serenely on the water...
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And a pair of cormorants after a heated argument...
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Beautiful feet of Eurasian Coot. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes which act in the same way as webbed feet when swimming...
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White-throated Kingfisher caught a fish...
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A solitary Indian Spot-billed Duck doing a unipedal resting...
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An Indian Pond-Heron looking for an unwary fish...
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A Little grebe in search of a meal...
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Then I saw a romancing Great cormorant couple. First they discover that their thoughts match...
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Then they come closer...
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Then they kiss...
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A White-throated Kingfisher arrived...
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A little egret looked elegant...
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Another White-throated kingfisher flew in flashing his cobalt blue plumes...
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A pair of Indian Spot-billed ducks with blue and green speculum...
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A Little grebe...
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Last sighting of the day was this Black drongo...
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Hope you liked the post. I look forward to reading your comments. 


39 comments:

  1. Wow another portion of beautiful birds and as bonus a great sunrise.

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  2. Gosh, thy are amazing, and your photos so capture them and their colours!

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  3. What a great trip this was.
    You've really seen a lot of species.
    Many of those species I have never seen and do not occur here.
    The sunrise is amazing.
    Greetings Irma

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  4. Hello,
    What a lovely collection of birds, great sightings. I love the Kingfishers, the Cormorants and Black-headed Storks. The Coots are cute, they do have weird feet. The sunrise is stunning! Great series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  5. the Kingfisher is my absolute favourite. Happy weekend to you!

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  6. Wonderful photos! The kingfishers are beautiful: as they often move frequently and don't stay still, it's amazing that you were able to capture such good images.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  7. Kingfisher very skillful to catch fish....
    wonderful photos

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  8. A restful room, glorious and spectacular sunsets and remarkable bird captures. What a grand time you had!

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  9. Hello. Many of these birds are exotic and stunning to me who have not seen them in the wild. Beautiful photos.

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  10. You took some beautiful photos with the early morning light. And the Cormorants are a wonderful series. I think we ALL wish we could be there and see what you see! WOW!

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  11. You take superb photographs my friend.

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  12. Yes, I agree ... there are fantastic scenes in nature. Especially for me, my interest is to learn about. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a good time.

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  13. As always a treasure for us awaits with your photos!! Amazing, beautiful,birds. Love the golden glow of the eater's surface. Than you for taking the time to share by linking in!

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  14. Amazing, gorgeous, and you are so talented.

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  15. Great photos! I just bought myself a camera with a longer zoom so I can do a bit more birding.

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  16. So incredibly beautiful. I liked the way you started out the day before sunrise :(with your bed already made -- and those beautiful bird pictures on the walls). What an amazing birding trip and the stories your pictures tell (the cormorants "not speaking" -- and the other pair's courtship! ... and the Kingfisher having breakfast). Every picture is priceless (and the sunrise itself was beautiful!)

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  17. ...I love your "golden hour" images.

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  18. Marvelous delightful captures and captions!

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  19. Awesome sunrise photos and our feathered friends ~ Fantastic photography ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. so many beautiful bird images - I hope your are feeling better

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  21. What brilliant to of birds, White-throated Kingfisher is my favourite, but, also the Little Grebe, Little Egret, each are photographed Shiju.

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  22. Beautiful collection of photos very atmospheric too :-)

    Have a tweettastic week 👍

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  23. Just lovely! I really adore those sunrise photos; we don't get orange tints to our skies and water reflections like that!

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  24. wow, that is some stunning morning shots. Love the golden mornings. I have seen the Black-headed Ibis once. In Queensland. :) Nice shots.

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  25. love to see A pair of Indian Spot-billed ducks... beautiful

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  26. So good to see you back and sharing what you do so well, photography! Thank you for joining in this Monday’s #LifesStories on Denyse Whelan Blogs. The community of bloggers here connects us wherever we are in the world. Looking forward to seeing you in two week’s time on Monday 23 May. Denyse.

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  27. Amazing photos. I especially loved seeing the feet of that coot. Startlingly beautiful!

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  28. Birdwatching and photographing, a never ending source of pleasure.

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  29. Thank you for identifying the various birds! I am pretty good ID-ing wading birds, but ducks, grebes, coots... not so much. Love the blue on the kingfisher - wonderful shots.

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  30. A golden time, and the most beautiful birds...

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  31. The little grebe appeared to be floating in molten gold. Love is in the air with those Cormorants. The kingfisher photos, of it eating the fish, are fantastic. I love those action shots. It is a most handsome bird. I could go on and on. Your photos are delightful. I am happy to see that you are feeling well enough to stay out longer. Cheers...

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  32. I am literally awed by your nature photos! I was gaping in admiration, thanks for sharing them!

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  33. I'm glad to see that someone else is an early riser too. Why miss a sunrise when you can be outside with camera in hand?

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  34. So glad you've healed and are back at the lake - missed your photos while you were gone! Congrats for being featured at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

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  35. Ugh, I'll never be a birder, because I am a night owl (It's a bird of a different kind - smile). Wow, the light is so beautiful at sunrise! Great series about the cormorant, and the king fisher, such a little bright bird. Beautiful post, Shiju!

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  36. Yes, I really liked your post! Wonderful, the sunrise photos with the golden water - and all the great bird photos. Some of them look like works of art, so your introductory collage with the pictures on the wall fits in very well.
    Have a nice Sunday and a wonderful new week!
    Traude

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