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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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Hope you liked the post. Do post your comment below...



34 comments:

  1. beautiful images as always - the blue kingfisher makes me love him more each time you share captures - the colors and markings just grab me

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  2. Magnificent and professional photography of our avian friends ~ Great sky shot too ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. You have amazing skills both in finding and iding the birds and in photographing them.

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  4. Beautiful photos. I like your captures of the cormorant taking off!

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  5. Lovely shots! I used to have to cover my side mirrors because a cardinal would not leave them alone and made a mess.

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  6. What great photos of your trip these are.
    The kingfisher is really amazing and the bird that sees itself in the mirror is cool.
    The Indian Spot-billed ducks are not found in the Netherlands.
    Greetings Irma

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  7. Many beautiful images. I have to say you have the cleanest, least cluttered desk in town,

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  8. Great show of those little egrets. The rest could only look in astonishing even as colourful as they and we are.

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  9. The lovely Kingfisher and the awesome Stork are my favourites. Happy weekend to you!

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  10. Hello :=)
    Beautiful images of the Egrets, and those Indian Spot-billed ducks are so pretty. My favourite this week are the lovely Kingfisher shots.
    All the best.

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  11. Another great outing, I love seeing all those egrets. The Kingfisher is a beauty. I love the cute Wagtail, the Parakeet and the Stork. I should just say I love all your birds, gorgeous photos. 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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  12. The bird life you depict is always beautiful and fascinating. I see many almost-familiar species, and it makes me think about how birds have adapted to different environments around the globe, changing maybe a little or quite a bit in different territories. You noted that Hawaii has many introduced birds — as a result, I’ve seen some of the natives you depict without having been to your area. Sadly, the endemics in Hawaii have mostly gone extinct. Well, as always, your photos are gorgeous.

    best…mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Shiju, A real pleasure to click through your photos. Those Indian Spot-billed ducks are a fascination to me! And your very first image … what a beautiful desk setup! I’m inspired! 😊 Have a great weekend! John

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  14. ...A Great Cormorant takes-off with a splash is a fabulous image.

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  15. I really like the photo of the egrets hunting in a pack through the reeds. I agree, it's a very excitable species but not always easy to get good photos when they are in water. The Pied Bushchat on the mirror is a super shot too.

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  16. You sure saw a lot for a short trip. The white of the Egrets is so bright and beautiful!

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  17. Cool take-of pictures! The egrets are so beautiful.

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  18. Stunning photos! The Great Cormorant takes-off is my favorite photo also love the last photo with the reflection.

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  19. Stunning pictures! Beautifully shot!

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  20. It definitely was being territorial!!
    My favorites today are the colorful little grebe, the stork, and the kingfisher!

    Hey, thanks for taking time from your day to add your link ...happy birding

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  21. You got some spectacular shots, especially the one with the water spray. But the one I found fascinating (as did the subject) was the bird and the mirror. What a great collection and view into it's thoughts, so to speak...

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  22. What amazing birds you saw and captured! I thank you for sharing these with us. Such great photos.

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  23. Nature's colours and patterns ...captured so well. The bird in the mirror! great snaps. Great to have your blog post this week link up for Wednesday’s Words and Pics.

    I look forward to see you next week, too.

    Thank you so much.

    Denyse.

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  24. You never fail to delight us, well done once again.

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  25. lake and critters, all are beautiful....
    thank you for sharing

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  26. Wish I could keep my desk looking so clean and neat! That screen image is unbelievable, but a fine creation. Those kingfisher shots are to die for... and the egrets everywhere!

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  27. What a feast! My favorite image this week is of the painted stork - stunning colors! - in the Netherlands my country origin, they tell little kids that babies are brought by the (white) stork to the families:)

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  28. Yes I think that of all photos are beautiful, the Red Avadavat ladies and males, excellent. I love your Kingfisher, brilliant.

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  29. What beautiful photos was nice to slowly look through thse :-)

    Have a laketastic week 👍

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