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Young birds of Saul Kere

Here are some pics from my recent visit to Saul Kere lake...
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Every time I visit Saul kere, I worry whether the construction activities that happen so close to the lake would pose a threat to the feathered critters...
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Despite being hedged in by buildings, the lake remains largely unspoiled and has a good spread of trees and aquatic vegetation that support resident and migrant birds...
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The lake is a favorite place for the birds to breed and raise their young ones. I saw an immature White-breasted Waterhen. He stayed there confused and didn't vanish quickly like the adults... 
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A Little Grebe invited my attention...
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Eurasian Coot looked less concerned as her adolescent chick is now independent and confident...
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Juvenile Eurasian Coot...
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An Indian Spot-billed Duck looked elegant as always...

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I followed a Scaly-breasted Munia from ground, to wire, to a branch...
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The youngsters have acquired the skills to hunt for their food. Here's a young Red-whiskered Bulbul (without the red whisker) biting his Praying mantis catch...
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Bronze-winged Jacana was trying to keep her babies in check...
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But the babies are in a mood to explore...
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And one was busy sampling different foods...
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A Spotted Dove was seen in a courtship appearance with tail spread out...
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A White-cheeked Barbet...
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And the noisy Ashy Prinia...
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A few female Purple-rumped Sunbirds were active...
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Then the male Purple-rumped Sunbird caught my attention...
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Overall it was a good outing. Hope you liked the post. I am eagerly awaiting your comments...


41 comments:

  1. Am half back from my blog break - see that you started printing your name in the pic - smart! If you can figure out how to do the copyright sign on your computer (a C with a circle around it, in front of your name) would make it complete - a deterrent for people to steal your capture (they put their own name with the c-circle on it). Yes, people do that, it happened to me a few years ago on facebook. Only knew this because I knew the person, lol. So many great captures, Shiju. The dove is very pretty, the waves around the Eurasian coot gives a special effect - have a great weekend. Emille

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  2. So nice to see a little natural oasis like this in the midst of so much construction. Hopefully it will be protected and preserved in the future.

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  3. I'm so glad they are co-existing ok. That is often not the case.

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  4. Just amazing photos. I am in awe!

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  5. Wonderful skies. The birds are even better!

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  6. What beautiful photos.
    Especially the birds are great, many species are not found where I live.
    Greetings Irma

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  7. Everytime I see some other bird species. It's real wonderful. What a great variety.

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  8. Your photographs of birds are very special. I look forward to seeing the different varieties that you find. What a blessing!

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  9. Encroaching development is a huge problem in many natural areas, and I wonder if humans will ever curb their insatiable greed to occupy every square inch of land without consideration for other life forms. With development comes the pressure of more people, of course, more garbage, more plastic pollution and on it goes. We are doomed!

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  10. Hello,
    I am glad the birds are not bothered with the nearby construction work. You saw a great variety of beautiful birds and I loved all your photos. The young chicks are adorable. Great post. 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. Hello, :=) I would never have guessed that, that beautiful place was surrounded by buildings. It's a shame but the birds don't seem to mind. Every time I visit you seem to have captured a new bird. The Scaly-breasted Munia looks like a new one, a very striking little bird it is. I loved to see The Spotted Dove with it's tail extended, but all the bird images are great.

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  12. I think I like the Spotted Dove best today. You captured a great pose Shiju. It's good that you show how some species can adapt to man's encroachment on their lives. Unfortunately and we we know, there are many species that cannot do so.

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  13. ...it's nice to see the wetland among the buildings.

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  14. Beautiful bird photos!
    I enjoyed seeing the city photos, too!

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  15. Great post, again, great photos of beautiful birds. Here in Tulsa with construction of a new bridge and dam across the Arkansas River the birds stay way away from the construction.

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  16. Wonderful photos. I always love seeing young ones and how fluffy and cute they are. It would be nice to print out some of our best pics, for real!

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  17. Amazing how many different birds live in your corner of the world. Great captures!

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  18. Thank you for sharing this interesting Post. 

    I never heard before about (Pycnonotidae)Red-whiskered Bulbuls and other birds here... 

    And I found further Informations about this wonderful birds. It give me the feeling, that the nature is such a great thing, I never can found the end of new plants or animals!


    Have a good week. 


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  19. Love all of your waterfowl today!! Those Jacana chicks are treasures.

    Thanks, as always, for linking in this week!

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  20. Such wonderful pictures Shiju! The young birds look so cute, it was lovely to see them. Wishing them a good life.

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  21. It is such a wonder to see your photos and your wonderful bird life. The young explorers and the many different species. A rich world. :)

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  22. immature White-breasted Waterhen looks so cute...
    hope, all critters will survive in the lake....

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  23. Glad that the lake is left untouched and remain safe for the birds. The spotted dove is common here and yes, it is interesting to watch them in courtship.

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  24. Beautiful images of the birds, they are excellent. What equipment do you shots.

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  25. Awesome feathered friends photography ~ hard to pick a favorite ~ but doves intrigue me ~

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  26. Those baby birds are so cute!!

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  27. I looked at a map at the lake and surroundings and I'm totally surprised that birds can even find the lake. The district around it is HUGE and so urban, yet they continue to go there. And there is enough food for them. Your photographs are stunning as always. The detail, colors, and activity of them amazes.

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  28. Another set of beautiful captures some great close ups

    Have a beaktastic week 👍

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  29. lovely a Scaly-breasted Munia.... very beautiful

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  30. I'm glad this place is still a refuge from all of the dangers posed to birds by the modern city. Beautiful shots. It makes me happy to see these.

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  31. I love the scaly-breasted munia! What a fancy set of feathers!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/09/the-next-generation.html

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  32. Fabulous bird images. I am so glad to see the constructions are not affecting the birds too much there. We have the same concern for our kangaroos. Enjoy the rest of your week, stay safe, and thank you for visiting my blog this week.

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  33. What a fun outing. I just worry that all these critters are now safe with all the flooding in Banglore.

    It's sad how all the construction is taking a toll on our wildlife, and our lives too. Humans don't realise the gravity of the situation, till something hits them hard.

    Having said that loved this tour and the Jacana fledglings look adorable.

    I was surprised to find Scaly breasted Munias in our condo the other day, looking for nesting material. Also met a visiting Jacobin cuckoo. When one sights these wonders around our homes, then there seems like a glimmer of hope.

    Have a good week ahead, Shiju.

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  34. Marvelous. You found some beautiful birds.

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  35. Dear Shiju,
    it is really surprising that next to all the new buildings there is such a variety of birds and that they don't stop breeding. Very lucky - and you were able to photograph a lot of beautiful young birds and their parents. Gorgeous photos as always and some babies are SUPER adorable! <3
    Best wishes,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/09/juli-august-2022-teil-1-was-fur-ein.html

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  36. The scaly breasted Munia is my favorite. So many new-to-me birds and beauties. You always have a great day in the field or stream!

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