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Bird sightings at Saul Kere

A couple of  Sundays ago, I drove to Saul Kere lake, starting late for the first time, after a brisk badminton match with son. I reached there, I am ashamed to say, at 8 am. Through my binocular, I could see several migratory birds. But I could only get a very few pictures of the resident and migratory birds, as I had missed the golden hour...

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The sky...


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I saw a skulking Purple heron...
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Look at its excitement on seeing a potential prey...
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A female Pied Bushchat...
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Grey Wagtail...
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Indian Pond-Heron...
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A couple a juvenile Red-whiskered Bulbuls figuring out a way to eat the dates that were a bit bigger for them to swallow...
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A White-cheeked Barbet...
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A flush of Garganey was busy dabbling...
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An Indian Spot-billed Duck was the last sighting...
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That's all for today.  I will visit the lake again this weekend to see the migratory birds that are streaming in from around the world...

39 comments:

  1. Nice sightings and photos-- it seemed to be quite a productive day after all.

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  2. You are bringing us all the birds today. I learn so much from you. A purple heron!! Imagine!!

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  3. Your birding photos are always fantastic

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  4. Beautiful photos. Badminton with your son is a good priority to have!

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  5. I've never seen a purple heron before. Despite your late start you still managed to see and photgraph an interesting variety of birds.

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  6. Great birdshots again. And I love to see them. Keep it up please.

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  7. I hope all those apartment buildings under construction don't start to infringe on the wetland.

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  8. Oh, I love that purple heron! The duck is awesome too.

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  9. What fantastic photos these are.
    Many species do not occur here in the Netherlands, so I am glad that I can see them through your blog.
    Greetings Irma

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  10. The bulbuls are cute as buttons. Glad to be back to see your photos.

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  11. Hello,
    I would be very happy to see all these birds, looks like a great outing to me. The Purple Heron images are lovely. All the photos are just beautiful, well captured. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  12. You are a model of the virtues of early arrival at birding sites. I think I suffer from the opposite! Despite your non-early start for this trip you seem to have some really beautiful photos.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  13. ...it's interesting to see the crane poking above the trees. All these birds looked content to be close to the development.

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  14. Hello :=)
    Your last photos of the Indian Spot-billed Duck really capture its beauty. I laughed out loud when you wrote " Look at the excitement on its face at seeing potential prey". The Purple Heron's comical expression made me laugh so much! I like your shorter post because my computer is slow to load all your many photos in your usual posts.

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  15. We don't try to get out early and we seem to see birds no matter what time of day it is. The purple Heron sure stands out and you took fabulous photos of it! Enjoy your weekend. Stay in shape to play badminton with your son!

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  16. Beautiful photos as always. I love the purple Heron.

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  17. Despite missing the golden hour you still got wonderful images! Congrats!

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  18. Luckily you didn't miss the wonderful Purple heron. What a nice view!

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  19. The Purple Heron is really focused in on a meal there. Nice shots. I hope that building work doesn't encroach any more on your little patch of birding.

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  20. An exceptional array of birds and waterfowl today!!
    It's always a pleasure having you share your blog of birding news with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Have a super week ahead.

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  21. skulking Purple heron looks so unique... never seen in nature.
    excellent captures

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  22. Beautiful photography of our feathered friends ~ always a delight of creativity here ~ thank you,

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

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  23. gorgeous selection as alwys. Loved the colorful Purple heron and the Spot-billed Duck, species I would have loved to see.

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  24. I love the Purple Heron, Indian Spot-billed Duck and Pied Bushchat, fantastic.

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  25. I don't believe that I have seen a purple Heron. Usually, in the Mid-West, I have seen hundreds of Gray Herons which we call Blue Herons. My husband and I took a six year old boy out fishing. We all saw the Blue Heron. The little boy said: "It isn't a Blue Heron it is Gray one." Out of the mouth of babes......

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  26. Great sighting of the purple heron and the Indian spot billed duck. Have a great week.

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  27. The bushchat is so crisp! The name suggests they have the behavior of a sparrow in a bush. Always chittering.

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  28. Love the Spot Billed Duck but a great set of photos. Have a good week Diane

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  29. Lovely photos today - my favorite are of the purple heron

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  30. Even getting their "late" you spotted a lot of fabulous birds and got some amazing shots.

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  31. Dear Shiju,
    considering you didn't go at the perfect time, you really got some great photo loot! The Purple Heron is a magnificent bird and I found the photo of the two juvenile Red-whiskered Bulbuls particularly delightful. Generally excellent bird portraits again!
    All the best
    and have a wonderful time!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/11/internationale-glastage-in-der.html

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  32. What a beautiful place! And your shots are gorgeous, as always!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/11/10-months-gone.html

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  33. How beautiful and great photography, in particular the purple heron. We have recently moved from an oceanside apartment to a townhouse which has a small yard. The birds come to visit and there is also a lake nearby with all manner of birdlife. It is so soothing watching them. #WWandP

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  34. I love these bird photos. Mother Nature is amazing, and you captured it beautifully. I found this post on Denyse's link-up.

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  35. You did well, and the shots are great. Thank you for linking up for Wednesday’s Words and Pics on my blog. Always good to see and read one of your posts. Hope you return next Wednesday too. Denyse.

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  36. When I need some exotic beauty to feast my eyes on, I know I can always come here. Thank you!

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