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A toast to the birds of Jakkur

It rained heavily the whole night. Sunday birding looked bleak. But morning brought changing weather with fleecy clouds and patches of some bright blue optimistic sky. I decided to head to Jakkur lake after a gap of more than two years. Here are the pics...
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I parked my car near a peepal tree, where roosting Alexandrine Parakeets are usually seen. A Spotted owlet was looking excitedly at the rising sun...
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His attention soon turned towards me...
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He flew to another branch, but continued to give me that stare...
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There was no sign of the parakeets. I decided to make one round of the lake and return to catch the parakeets. Saw a Black kite who was ready to fly...
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A Spotted dove was spotted next...
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At the lake, Little grebes were seen diving and searching for meal...
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A fisherman was flushing out water from his coracle...
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Jakkur lake is a 160-acre urban lake with a 5km perimeter...

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I watched the acrobatics of a female Purple-rumped Sunbird...
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An Indian Pond-Heron perched on a tree...
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A Glossy Ibis foraged in the floating vegetation...
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Seen close by was a Black-headed Ibis...
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A Grey Heron was giving them company...
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The reflection...
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Beautiful bloom of Queen's crepe-myrtle, also known as Pride of India...
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Back at the Peepal tree, I was able to spot Alexandrine Parakeets. These lipstick winged beauties with their large bills are quite a spectacle...
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I watched the Alexandrine parakeets for sometime. They were constantly mobbed by Brahminy kites and Black drongos...
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A Black Drongo flew in for area domination. The parakeet didn't give up. The drongo was shooed...

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The extremely territorial Black Drongos swooped around and hawked insects...
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As the sun gathered strength, butterflies and insects became active. Here's a common Sailor butterfly...
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And the last sighting for the day was this Heterorrhina elegans beetle...
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I returned home satisfied with the days sightings. Hope you liked the post. Do post your comment below...

38 comments:

  1. You amaze and inspire me every week. I learned just this week that most Native Americans do not like owls, they are regarded as evil spirits somehow. They think that even photos of them have power.

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  2. The owl is so cute. Great to see you at Sky Watch! Like the foreground as well:)

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  3. LOL... no reason you can't like both beer and birds, right!? Beautiful photos.

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  4. I am always happy to go with you as you explore the bird and insect life around you where you live. I especially loved the owl and the parakeet photos this week.

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  5. Truly Awesome photos, Lovely Birds

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  6. These are beautiful pictures of your sightings.
    Alexandrian parakeets and the owl I really love.
    Greetings Irma

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  7. what a delightful selection of wildlife. and I adore the fisherman flushing out water from his coracle.

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  8. I like the river shot the best. There´s two different worlds in your pic. Nice one!

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  9. Beautiful photo overload again. Love those shots . You make extraordinary use of the conditions in this bird sanctuary.

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  10. Based on these results you obviously should not wait another two years before making a return visit! The owlet was the icing on the proverbial cake.

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  11. Brilliant pics. I really like the coracle action shot, and as for the Spotted Owlet, it really made me smile!

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  12. What an adventure! I really enjoyed your exotic (to me) critters!
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

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  13. Oh that owlet -- so so so cute! And you got some great pictures of it.
    Beautiful soft morning light in this set of pictures. It's added a glow to all these birds and their surroundings.
    Lovely work, Shiju. :)

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  14. I really enjoy all your photos. Particularly the fisherman.

    Visting from Skywatch Friday!

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  15. Love the black kite and owl pics the best

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  16. Very beautiful gallery. The butterfly is charming!

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  17. Hello,
    I am glad the weather cleared up for your visit and walk around the lake. The Owlet is adorable, love the Black Kite. Great series on the Parakeets and the Drongo. They are all beautiful birds, lovely flowers and awesome photos. Thank you for sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  18. Brilliant pictures as usual. I'm loving that pond heron perched in the shade. All the others too. I often wish I could visit India again, they were some of our finest holidays.

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  19. Hihi, your opening photo makes me think of delicious Indian Kingfisher beer :-)
    What an adorable little owl - you certainly had his attention! Great photos again, I especially like the parakeet action photos and the photo of the magnificent black kite in flight! Thanks for showing the area too - it's hard to believe that such a variety of animals is so close to a city. Nice that it is!
    Happy weekend and all the best!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/08/blackout-teil-2-krisensicher-durch.html

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  20. AMAZING pictures! Love that little owl :)
    Titti

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  21. The reflection photo is amazing but of course I love that little Owlet best. That is the cutest bird ever! Happy weekend!

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  22. Magnificient
    https://sintrabloguecintia.blogspot.com/

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  23. Beautiful bird photography. I especially liked seeing the little owl, the Ibis, and the parakeets. As S.C. said, you have overload.

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  24. ...once again you captured some fabulous images, thanks!

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  25. Most delightful series. Thank you!

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  26. Extraordinary once again. My favorite photo is the kite taking off from its perch. (and the owl).

    Thanks so much for taking time to link in this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  27. I have baled out our boat many times after a storm just to go fishing. Sometimes when pump doesn't work the boat is sunk. More baling. Two photographs of Jakkur lake remind me of our lives here. I admire all your images of various birds and the knowledge you have of them. Wonderful blog every week.

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  28. Oh my! So many great pictures! Thank you for sharing.

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  29. I have no words to say how wonderful this post is. But the owl! I could look at those photos all day. I'm so glad you found that owl.

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  30. I enjoy this virtual outing with you through the photos. Great sightings of the cute owl, and other beautiful birds. I have a special liking for parakeets. Beautiful reflection in the lake.

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous, every single one of these photos.
    Thank you so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/08/a-visit-to-cedar-creek-galleries.html

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  32. Wow! So professinal ~ lovely feathered friends ~ favorite is the small owl ~ awesome!


    (Have been ill will.catch up with comments)


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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  33. What lovely photos can see every detail especially like the lipstick one

    Have a makeuptastic week 👍

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  34. owl looks attractive and pretty.....
    great captures

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  35. I really enjoyed your photos. That owl is adorable!

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