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Trip to Muthanallur lake

It appears that I am a bit behind on my blog visits and posts. I couldn't go birding in the past two weeks due travel and some other engagements. Here's a report of my bird watching trip to Muthanallur lake, earlier this month... 

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The sun was shrouded with clouds and mist. But in this early morning misty time, I managed to see a skewer of egrets doing a fly past...
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A Baya Weaver gossip line was active...
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I focused on an immature Brahminy Kite. Its colours slowly resolving from misty grey to normal as it swooped closer... 
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A female Baya Weaver was seen next...
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A Jacobin Cuckoo, who is considered the harbinger of Monsoon rains was still around at the end of the season. The excessive rain probably made him stay back...
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Some Wild Morning Glory bloom caught my eye...
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A female Baya weaver came closer to where I was standing. It was nice to see her up close...
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Then I had a truly wonderful sighting of Red Avadavat ladies wearing red lipstick on their beaks...
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A few more shots of the beauties...
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But the strawberry coloured other half remained shy and hidden...
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A Marsh Dancer damselfly was seen next...
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A closeup shot of a male Baya Weaver...
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Now, a Rose-ringed Parakeet became proximate...
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A Black Drongo...
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Then, I found a Tricolored Munia...
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A female Baya weaver with a kill...
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Last sighting of the day was this Caper White/Pioneer white butterfly...
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A short trip to Kannamangala lake

I visited Kannamangala lake again on a Sunday morning. Here are the pics from the very short trip...
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Due to the recent rains, the lake is filled to the brim. But, this makes it easy to shoot the birds at eye-level...
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A Great Cormorant takes-off with a splash...
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A solitary juvenile Little Grebe learns to be on his own...
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A congregation of Little egrets waded and flew in the most animated ways...
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A Little Grebe was in a calmer state than the egrets...
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And then the egrets were skulking in tandem...
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White-browed Wagtail sat on a bridge railing and wagged his tail...
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A team of Indian Spot-billed ducks invited my attention...
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A Small Blue Kingfisher sat on a fallen tree branch with alert eyes looking for unwary fishes. I clicked several shots, anticipating some action, but couldn't see any...
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A Passion flower...
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A Rose-ringed Parakeet tending his nest cavity on a coconut tree...
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Here's a lineup of Coconut palms that house several parakeet families...
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A Great Cormorant...
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And another Little Grebe...
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A Painted Stork...
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In the parking lot, I saw the last bird of the day. A Pied Bushchat, pecking at the rear view mirror of a car...
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This is usually because they can see their own reflection, and think it is a challenger for their territory...

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And one with my reflection too...

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