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From the time I’ve been birding, this is the dryest (actually wettest) month where I’ve stepped out the least. The incessant rains to cloudy mornings to absolutely no-light evenings meant almost no birding at all.

This morning, I decided to venture out despite the unpredictable light. Thankfully it turned out better than I expected.

Started out with what looked like a juvenile Indian Grey Hornbill. This one was perched on this branch for a fairly long time until I slipped on a slush of mud and created a scene.

Followed by a couple of dudes who looked like they just finished Janmashtami celebrations.

Kites never disappoint with their acrobatics.

Green bee-eaters almost merge with the overall greenery around.

A couple of Lesser-whistling Ducks decided to put on a show mid-air.

While a Pond Heron was taking care of his bad hair.

Found a King with a sole focus of finding some good breakfast.

Baya-weavers continue to build nests to impress the ladies.

The ever-so-shy Blue-faced Malkoha looked busy having a snack.

With the nesting season on, got to see a whole lot of juveniles – Ashy Prinia, Purple Sunbird, Black Drongo, Zitting Cisticola and Pied Bushchat.

A male Indian Robin looked colourful when the light lit him up well.

Scaly-breasted Munias are all over in large numbers as well.

On the way back, found three Yellow-billed Babblers serving as branch managers.

Indian Silverbills make the best frame when they are perched at eye level.

While these were the ones I could click, managed to spot 37 species which is recorded on eBird –

One Comment

  • Lakshmi Prasad says:

    Oh wow…what a treat ! Thank you for all your wonderful clicks and the witty comments that roll with it. Keep them coming !

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