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Bagful of birds from Saul Kere

This week's visit to Saul Kere was to sight the Pheasant-tailed Jacanas, again, before these northern breeders from south China, leave for their homes. I saw some other birds too. Here are the pics...

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A couple of Pheasant-tailed Jacanas could be easily spotted flying around...

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They were actively foraging in the floating vegetation...
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I walked further to see a skulking Intermediate Egret...
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An Indian Pond-Heron could catch a fish after a long session of skulking...
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Its excitement after gulping the fish...
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Another prolonged skulker, the Grey Heron was rewarded for his patience...
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There were unusually large number of herons. Here's a Purple heron...
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A Grey heron...
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An Indian Pond Heron...
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After watching the skulkers, I walked further to sight some dabblers. A solitary Indian spot-billed duck was dabbling peacefully...
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Another dabbler was a juvenile Eurasian Moorhen...
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And an adult Eurasian Moorhen was seen unsuccessfully hiding from me...

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I walked further to see a Eurasian Coot mingling with Spot-billed Pelicans...
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Next I sighted a White-throated Kingfisher justifying his name...

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Next I spotted a Spotted Dove...
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A Black drongo...


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And the last sighting of the day was this Rose-ringed Parakeet...
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Saul kere never disappoints. I returned with a satisfying haul. Hope you liked the post. Do share your thoughts in the comments section below...

43 comments:

  1. Such a great variety of excellent bird photos you give us!!

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  2. The pheasant tailed jacanas are beautiful. I have not heard of them before. I also enjoyed the series of kingfisher photos. Another very enjoyable post.

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  3. The birds are beautiful. You take good quality photos.

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  4. What a wonderful series of photos of the different birds.
    The Spot-billed Pelicans and the White-throated Kingfisher are my favorite.
    Greetings Irma

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  5. very nice! https://sintrabloguecintia.blogspot.com/

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  6. A productive time at the lake. The Indian Spot-billed Duck is very striking.

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  7. Eye candy all those beautiful birds and the first one is a really tropical surprise. What a good place to see them.

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  8. Such gorgeousness. Love the impressive posing by the White throated King fisher and Rose Ringed Parakeet.

    I love all the posers though. :)

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  9. Your photos are always so beautiful. You really had a nice variety of birds today. The first one, pheasant tailed jacana, is a beautiful bird. You caught him in flight so beautifully!

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  10. Great photos of beautiful birds!
    We have White Pelicans and Brown Pelicans, but I have never before heard of Spot-billed Pelicans - very interesting!

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  11. Großartige Vogelbeobachtung, herrliche Fotos !

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  12. ...the Pheasant-tailed Jacanas is fabulous.

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  13. Beautiful photos. One of my favorites is the Purple heron!

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  14. These are amazing! I think they are priceless. Do you sell them?
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

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    1. No, I don't sell them. There are far better professional images available on the internet. But, I do collaborate with book writers and wildlife parks in the Asia-Pacific region. They use my pictures with attribution.

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  15. I especially love all your heron photos; our heron has been so elusive this year and I've hardly seen him at all!

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  16. It seems odd that Pheasant-tailed Jacanas can walk across water like that without getting their tails wet through in the process. Great pic of the Purple Heron and the Spot-billed Duck. I imagine that the duck is normally a very flighty creature.

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  17. Wow, what a fabulous outing and great bird sightings. It is hard to pick a favorite, I love them all. The Pheasant-tailed Jacana is a beautiful. Awesome post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend. Thanks also for leaving me a comment.

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  18. Hello,:=) Your images of all the different birds are delightful.

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  19. Hello Shiju, Another wonderful post with lots of excellent photos. You inspire me! Thank you for sharing and for your kind comment on my blog. Best regards from Seattle! John

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  20. You are so lucky living where you live, because the birdlife is fabulous. Those Jacanas have indeed a fancy & elegant tails! Thank you for these beautiful puctures.

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  21. I like the pelicans talking to the coot! Looks like we should make a caption for that photo! As always your photos amaze me. I love seeing the 'catch of the day' in some of them!

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  22. that beautiful bird, Pheasant-tailed Jacanas :) It seems so special )

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  23. Each bird is simply beautiful. What a lovely idea to make a bag.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Have a wonderful week.

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  24. What a wonderful variety of beauties!

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  25. Wow. Such amazing photos. I've never even seen jacanas in photos before, and yours are - without exception - stunning.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/07/happy-independence-day-usa.html

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  26. Fantastic birds images, the one takes my minds away is Pheasant-tailed Jacanas, beautiful.

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  27. I like all the photos as always great bird captures

    Have a pecktastic week 👍

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  28. Beautiful images, as always! You always find such a wide variety of birds.

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  29. Wonderful series of birds and lovely pictures..The Pheasant-tailed Jacanas is well named..Enjoy your week..

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  30. Wow. The duck ones look like a painting. Are you close when you take these or have a wide angle? not sure the term that gets really close from a distance. Amazing photos.

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    1. You cannot go near the birds, they will fly off. I use a telephoto lens to shoot them from a safe distance. Also, it is always wise and ethical to keep a safe distance when you deal with wildlife. There's a thumb trick that one can follow - make a thumbs up, extend your arm all the way, close one eye, and see if you can hide the animal with your thumb. If you can’t hide the entire animal with your thumb take a few steps back and try again. When you can hide the whole animal, this means you are a safe distance from wildlife.

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  31. So many pretty birds. The dove is my favorite.

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  32. ...and an early photographer catches the Pheasant-tailed Jacanas before they fly off to South China. :) The red on the Eurasian Moorhen and the blue on the kingfisher are so saturated that they look painted! Lovely pics as always.

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  33. lovely king fisher..... and beautiful Pheasant-tailed Jacanas....
    Thank you for sharing

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  34. The Pond-Heron looks a bit like a cross between a bird and a lion in its second picture!

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  35. Beautiful birds and your photography is so beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

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  36. Your photos always bring me joy! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy. Have a fabulous week Shiju!

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