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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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I hope you liked the post. Please post your thoughts in the comments section below...

37 comments:

  1. I always love your posts, and this one is not an exception. Beautiful images of your sightings. The birds in your area of the world seem to be usually colorful.

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  2. The egrets flying in front of the sun is breathtaking!

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  3. Thumbs up for another series of breathlessly beautiful bird photos

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  4. These are marvelous. I so enjoyed being with you today and seeing these birds

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  5. Your bird photos are just amazing. Incredible details with their eyes and feathres too. Love them

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  6. Beautiful post, amazing photos you take, week in and week out. The Baya Weaver was my favorite this time, partly because of the name.

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  7. The egrets flying by the sun shrouded by clouds is spectacular! Bird photographs are perfect. I giggled at the large parrot on the signage to begin the post. ROFL! It is so big!

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  8. What a great blog.
    So many beautiful birds that we never see here in the Netherlands.
    I enjoyed it.
    Greetings Irma

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  9. Too busy for birding? You had better reorganize your life right now!

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  10. Wonderful set of photos and I like that misty effect. Have a good weekend, Diane

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  11. I love that billboard!! Great shots #Skywatch

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  12. The Red Avadavat photos are splendid! So many others also are just beautiful, and the colors are fantastic.

    best...mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  13. Hello,
    I am always amazed at your lovely bird photos. They are all beautiful, a wonderful outing and awesome bird sightings.
    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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  14. Hello :=)
    You have outdone yourself this week with some brilliant shots of birds, and your close-up photos are outstanding.
    All the best.

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  15. ...once again you have captured a beautiful collection.

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  16. The parakeet made me laugh. No wonder they are so successful as a species. They seem to be unafraid of anything and everything. Your Baya Weavers are very lovely, very beautiful as well as very common. Super pictures Shiji.

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  17. You've seen a lot of colorful birds lately. The strawberry color is very brilliant. I always love the birds in flight that you photograph! That's very hard for most of us to capture!

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  18. Once again, I am stunned by your incredible photos! 👍👍
    Happy Sunday, Shiju!

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  19. Beautiful!! That munia's coloration is sharp, contrasting, and absolutely stunning!!
    Thanks for taking time to link in!!

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  20. All wonderful shots as always and such a pleasure to see such creatures in spectacular detail.

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  21. Your images are absolutely beautiful. The egrets flying in front of the sun is my favorite

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  22. Great photos from your visit to the lake. The birds are all beautiful models for your camera.

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  23. Superb captures! Stunners all!

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  24. Wonderful shots. The kite looks magnificent.

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  25. Awesome post ~ excellent photography ~ love the little birds and the parrot is 'right out there.' ~ Dazzling ~

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

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  26. I am over the moon for the beauty of the tri-colored Munia. Beautiful birds and bugs, as always. Happy Halloween!

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  27. OH so lovely! I am always amazed by the variety of colors and species you find.

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  28. I always enjoy your photos great shots again can see every detail that Rose-ringed Parakeet looks amazing :-)

    Have a Parakeettastic week 👍

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  29. Dear Shiuju, you brought great bird photo loot again.
    The rose ringed parakeet inserted in the first picture looks funny :-D
    I was also very amused by the Avadavat ladies with their red lipstick - did they make themselves so pretty for you? We women always want to look as chic as possible in photos ;-) And the Avadavat male obviously felt overwhelmed by so much female power... You also took excellent shots of the Baya Weavers - male and female - and of the Brahmin kite in the Flight and.... oh, there are so many, and all great!
    All the best from Austria, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/10/lebenszeichen-herbstimpressionen.html

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  30. Your photos, as always, are sublime.

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  31. Even when travelling you're looking for birds:):) The strawberry colored one is beautiful, but also the feathers of the Jacobin Coocoo and love the moody sky with the flying egrets - as always stunningly beautiful, Shiju!

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  32. aww... big bird at the first photo ..

    Thank you for sharing beautiful photos as always

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  33. Hello Shiju !!
    I feel so lucky to have found your blog. “Joyful” is a perfect word to describe looking through your posts and this one is no exception. Your ability to put the Rose-ringed Parakeet into your header photo will leave me smiling for hours. You are amazing, Sir! 😊
    John

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