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A trip to Kasavanahalli lake

Last Sunday, I reached Kasavanahalli lake around sunrise time in the hope of utilizing the golden hour. The morning, however, was cloudy and overcast. Here are some pics from the two hours of unhurried birding... 


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I saw a solitary Painted Stork and decided to hide behind bushes and watch it at leisure until the light improves...


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I was delighted to see a team of Indian spot-billed ducks swimming in interesting formations...
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As light improved, I started my walk. A Brahminy kite was seen next...
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A movement on the ficus tree made me reach for my binocular. The resident Spotted owlet stared back at me...
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A White-throated kingfisher was seen performing a 
dazzling swoop targeting unwary fishes...
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Here's the catch...

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And again looking for more

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A Green bee-eater was seen next...
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Their mid air hunting sorties were quite interesting to watch...
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Dragonflies are the prey for a change...

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A bee-eater removes stings and breaks the exoskeleton of the prey by repeatedly thrashing it on the perch...

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A squirrel...
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View of the waterlily area of the lake...
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Hope you liked the post. Do post your thoughts in the comments section below...

45 comments:

  1. beautiful of Painted Stork.....
    excellent captures

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  2. These are amazing photos! You are so good!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country , ON, Canada!

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  3. I love your perfect photos of birds and other wildlife.

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  4. I am always stunned by the beauty of your photos. Impossible to choose a favourite.

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  5. What beautiful pictures.
    Many birds do not occur in the Netherlands, except for the owl, which we do see here.
    The squirrel is cute, here in the Netherlands is the red squirrel, I once posted a blog about it.
    Greetings Irma

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  6. That stork is beginning to look like a kind of ibis. Totally different of the storks here in the Netherlands but as always beautiful bird pictures again.

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  7. You got them in some amazing poses!

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  8. Beautiful captures. You got some stunning captures of the birds and owl. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wonderful photos. I like the way the stork is beautifully framed by foliage!

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  10. Hello,
    Beautiful photos, I love all the birds, great sightings. The Painted Stork is pretty and little Owlet is adorable. Great captures of the Brahminy Kite. The Kingfisher and Bee-eater are colorful and pretty too. The view of the pond and waterlilies is lovely. 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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  11. Every week you treat us to the most remarkable photo essay, with amazing birds. I love the little owlet, framed in the branches. It's always a good day birding when you see an owl. The dragonfly-eating photos are great too. I was surprised to see that the lake is close to high-rise buildings just across the lily pond.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for sharing this series of lovely critters. The Bee-eater is fabulous!

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  13. All stunning captures as usual. Sorry to see the dragonfly meet its end but it is the way of nature and how charmed by the round wide eyes of the curious little owl.

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  14. ...once again you have some gorgeous captures!

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  15. All wonderful photos ~ always magnificent ones here ~ favorite is the owl ~ and the sketch is awesome !


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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. It is very hot now in Finland, that is why I enjoyed a lot your fresh views of water birds! Do you paint also, or is it your son? Looks great.

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    1. I do paint sometimes, but this was created using Photoshop.

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  17. My husband and I have both enjoyed your blog this weekend. It would be hard to find a favorite. I loved the Painted Stork best...until I saw the owl photos! How precious and how wonderful to see a beautiful owl like this! Enjoy the week ahead. Happy birding!

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  18. I did enjoy your birds, I love the Painted Stork and Bee-eaters, excellent blog.

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  19. Lol, your photos makes me wish I would be able to travel again. I always thought storks had ugly heads but this Painted Stork is quite beautiful. And it´s feathers really are. :) The Indian spot-billed ducks are beautiful too. I wish they could come to Sweden to visit :) The owl seem to keep watch of you. :) Take care.

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  20. Hi Shiju, Your posts are always wonderful! You are the best at getting great close-up shots of birds and critters. Thank you so much for sharing. I just love scrolling through your posts. Have you ever considered entering your images in a photo contest? I am certain you would win awards. In this post my favorite is the Spotted owlet staring at you. That is such a cool image! Take care and best regards from Seattle. John

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  21. Great photos on your birding trip to the lake. The owlet is cute and so is the squirrel.

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  22. lovely Indian spot-billed ducks .....

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  23. That painted stork is beautiful and that owlet is so cute!

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  24. Your photos are always magnificent! The Bee Eater bird was my favorite--it reminded me of a hummingbird but much larger. I also love the little owl and the drawing --did you also have that wonderful artistic talent? Bravo!

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  25. What a nice collection of photos as always

    Have a quacktastic week 👍

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  26. All are so beautiful! I believe I like the owl best - the inquisitive way she's looking back at you.

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  27. Your photos are marvelous! I like the owlet, looking cute and seems to be greeting "Howdy?!" You can visit mine here.

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  28. Amazing photos. The birds seem to pose for you. I love the colors of the bee-eater, and his behavior reminds me of the shrikes we have around here. The owl is a lovely surprise.

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  29. Wow I love these birds. They seem so free and adaptive.

    Adelaide Dupont @ Halfway up Rysy Peak

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  30. Your photography is so beautiful. Do you enter it in any contests? Is that your painting you made for the phone? Love it.

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  31. Such beautiful photography!!!

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  32. Delightful pictures once agai. The owl had his eye on you!

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  33. Always absolutely stunning.

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  34. I always enjoy your birding expeditions. You see such fabulous creatures!

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  35. Wow. These are great! Your drawing too. #NaturesNotes

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  36. Wonderful pictures as always..and you draw as well??? Great Owl..You are quite talented..

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    1. I do watercolor sometimes. This Owl one is a digital art created using Photoshop.

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  37. Beautiful photos..Love the Owl drawing..Excellent

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  38. It may have been cloudy but you saw and captured lots of beauties

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  39. Great morning catch!
    The owl is super cute! <3 :)

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  40. A lovely selection of birds! The painted stork is so handsome and the wee owl is adorable!

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