Symphony of birds.

“When birds burp it must taste like worms” – Bill Watterson

This weekend the parents and I hopped over to Kaikondrahalli Lake before the early worms were up. Here are some visual “exchirpts” from our wetland visit:

Community efforts saved Kaikondahalli Lake, which is now a haven for migratory birds © Nisha Maria D'Souza

Community protected Kaikondrahalli Lake – the bird equivalent of a bed & breakfast for winged travelers © Nisha Maria D’Souza

The early bird gets the lake © Nisha Maria D'Souza

 Crossing the lake vs. the road: nobody questions your motives © Nisha Maria D’Souza

A parade of pelicans (Spot-billed pelicans to be precise) A lone © Nisha Maria D'Souza

A parade of patrolling pelicans (Spot-billed pelicans to be precise) © Nisha Maria D’Souza

Pelican backsides for your viewing pleasure © Nisha Maria D'Souza

Couldn’t you just dust your shelves with these backsides! © Nisha Maria D’Souza

Painted storks and Spot-billed pelicans catch up on al the goss over breakfast © Nisha Maria D'Souza

Spot-billed pelicans: “I’m telling you, in our veins runs the blood of dinosaurs!” Painted stork: “Shut your beak and eat your breakfast!” © Nisha Maria D’Souza

This chap just discovered his reflection © Nisha Maria D'Souza

Maintaining foot hygiene © Nisha Maria D’Souza

There's something delicious in the water that appeals to the again palate © Nisha Maria D'Souza

The painted stork tribe is happy because food. The cattle egret is disgruntled because stork invasion © Nisha Maria D’Souza

A painted stork flies to rooster island © Nisha Maria D'Souza

A painted stork makes a break for it © Nisha Maria D’Souza

A purple heron

A purple heron practices his camouflage skills amongst the vegetation © Nisha Maria D’Souza

A purple heron on the prowl © Nisha Maria D'Souza

Another purple heron rocks tree pose © Nisha Maria D’Souza

White-throated kingfisher staring down some fish © Nisha Maria D'Souza

White-throated kingfisher: angry bird before it was trendy © Nisha Maria D’Souza

A confused brahminy kite studies the migratory invaders in his lake © Nisha Maria D'Souza

A brahminy kite keeps an eye out for fowl play in his lake © Nisha Maria D’Souza

Little grebe on the lookout © Nisha Maria D'Souza

Little grebe hunting like a boss © Nisha Maria D’Souza

A Grey heron and a spot-billed duck midst an argument © Nisha Maria D'Souza

A spot-billed duck and grey heron work through an argument © Nisha Maria D’Souza

A lone Spot-billed duck contemplates his life in the lake © Nisha Maria D'Souza

A Spot-billed duck reconsiders his life choices – that shit is quack © Nisha Maria D’Souza

Cormorants roosting like chickens © Nisha Maria D'Souza

KFC witness protection program (just kidding, these are Lessor cormorants roosting, not chickens) © Nisha Maria D’Souza

Eurasian-coot swims the doggy paddle © Nisha Maria D'Souza

Eurasian-coot swims the doggy paddle © Nisha Maria D’Souza

Grey-headed swamphen (a subspecies of the superior purple swamp hen) © Nisha Maria D'Souza

Grey-headed swamphen (a subspecies of the superior purple swamp hen) harassing a crab © Nisha Maria D’Souza

A serene getaway in the middle of the city © Nisha Maria D'Souza

A serene getaway in the middle of the city © Nisha Maria D’Souza

We can spot at least 7 species of birds in this photo - how many can you? © Nisha Maria D'Souza

We can spot at least 7 species of birds in this photo – how many can you? © Nisha Maria D’Souza

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3 thoughts on “Symphony of birds.

  1. Stunning pix, Nisha…as always! And the captions too! Kite looking out for fowl play? :D. As for those poor pelicans…aye, it’d be cruel hard to to dust our shelves with their backsides; they don’t have drawers!

    Strength to thee

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