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Last Sunday at Hoskote

 Last Sunday morning, I had been for a brief birding trip to Hoskote. Here are my observations...

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I missed the sunrise but the sky still had some drama when I reached Hoskote...
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A Pied Bushchat woke up and was contemplating her next move...
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Pied Cuckoo (Jacobin Cuckoo). Always seen around this time of the year, this bird heralds the onset of the monsoon (rainy) season in India...
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A Pioneer butterfly could only be glimpsed through leaves...
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I walked past a Black kite sitting on an electric pole, displaying its typical posture...
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An Ashy Prinia was flitting around restlessly...
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I watched a few juvenile Mynas learning to fly...
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Jerdon's Bushlark showed up next with a typical lark's lurk...
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A female Chalky Percher dragonfly was seen next...
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So many bugs became active as the sun gathered strength. An Eristalinus hoverfly was seen next...
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An Orange-tip butterfly...
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And a Jewel bug showed his metallic gleam...
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A male Chalky Percher dragonfly...
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As I was admiring the dragonflies, a White-browed Wagtail arrived biting a dragonfly...
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Paddyfield Pipit was seen in a picturesque setup...

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Here's a closer shot...

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Red-wattled Lapwing flew towards me screaming its neurotic alarm call...
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Quite contrasting were the peacefully swimming raft of Eurasian Coots...
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Then I was treated with the flight spectacle of Indian Spot-billed Duck...
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Red-vented Bulbul was singing its beautiful song...
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An uncommonly pretty Common Iora was seen next...
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Plain Prinia...
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A male Baya Weaver...
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White-throated Kingfisher...
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Spotted Dove...
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Female Baya Weaver...
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An Indian Roller...
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Last sighting of the day was a Greater Coucal with his meal...
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That's it for this week. Hope you liked the post. Do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below...

42 comments:

  1. so nice

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  2. These are amazing! I love the birds, but that jade bug is amazing!
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

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  3. Great show again with also a lot of insects. A real magical place to photograph.

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  4. Liked the play on words of your comment on our grandchild with the cake:):) Oh wow, did you notice the pioneer butterfly is the same one I painted in my week's post (I can't remember the Latin name, but it starts with an E or an L:) Not only your sun is dramatic, but your whole post!! Emille

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  5. Incredible photographs. I loved the Indian Roller. What a name, perfectly fits its appearance.

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  6. Beautiful photo of the Jewel bug, and what a perfect name!

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  7. another beautiful post with wonderful nature

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  8. What beautiful pictures.
    So nice those young Mynas learning how to fly.
    The Jewel bug is really beautiful.
    Seen so many birds that do not occur here in the Netherlands.
    Greetings Irma

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  9. Gorgeous captures as always!

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  10. Beautiful shots as always. The jewel bug was special to see.

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  11. That sun shot is AMAZING!! #Skywatch

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  12. Agreed. Amazing sun image. Beautiful bird photographs.

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  13. Yes, each sunrise surprised me too, it's a great happening. But now, I enjoyed again your fantastisc captures of birds.

    Have a good week

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  14. Hello,
    What a lovely collection of birds, it is hard to pick a favorite. I am always amazed at your photos. Wonderful captures of both the birds and the insects. The sky shot is gorgeous. 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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  15. Every time you post your bird photos from that lake I want to go with you! What a stunning array of absolutely beautiful and (to me) exotic species. And what great photos!

    best.. mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  16. Hello, Outstanding number of beautiful birds and insects, and nicely photographed as always. I enjoyed seeing the young Mynas birds learning to fly, and the flight take off of the Indian Spot-billed Duck.

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  17. You take so many great photos of the birds but today I am enjoying the bugs, butterflies and dragonflies. I love the little details in these photos!

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  18. What a generous sighting of wildlife, and you photograph it all so beautifully. Really enjoyed the Mynas

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  19. That lapwing in flight is exceptional. And that jewel big is really quite colorful and aptly named.
    Thank you for choosing to participate at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!

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  20. So many different and charming critters. Thanks for sharing. The Kingfisher remains my fav. :)

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  21. ...your dragonfly images are fabulous, I find them so difficult to capture.

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  22. That's a lovely mix of birds again, especially those innocent looking Mynas. The jewel bug is rather beautiful too.

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  23. Wonderful series. The bulbul had its feathers ruffled by something!

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  24. That was really a dramatic sky, dear Shiju! :-) Your animal shots are great again - the juvenile Mynas trying to fly and the flight shots of the Indian Spot-billed Duck are particularly spectacular. You're incredibly good at capturing birds in motion - but you also get a lot of birds to sit especially for you - until you have got a brilliant picture of them! That's magic :-D
    All the best and a good start into the coming week, Traude
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  25. What a show of birds, dragonflies, etc, they are special.

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  26. Splendid and artful images of the birds and insects.

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  27. I'm always jealous of your biodiversity and your photographic skills. Wonderful shots here every time without exception. And I think I fell in love with the greater coucal. What a striking bird!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/07/a-few-things-blooming-around-homeplace.html

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  28. Oh what a lovely outing. Wonderful birds (and other flying creatures) -- you are as talented at identifying the dragonflies and insects as you are with birds. amazing. Every picture was wonderful and I even liked looking at the arrangement on your living room wall!

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  29. Thank you for taking me along your morning birding trip - beautiful photos as always. Is the first photo from your home? So stylish and modern!

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  30. The jewel bug is my favorite of the beautiful batch of critters. I can see how the bug got its name!

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  31. Thank you for sharing the photos of the butterflies along with the birds. They are all amazing. And if I were those butterflies, I wouldn't be near those birds!

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  32. What a marvelous variety of feathered friends!!

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  33. You should make a calendar of this wonderful captures. Yes, I enjoyed your Post agai.

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  34. What a lovely time to spend with you! Thank you

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  35. Oh you take amazing insect photos too

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