Birds of Hyderabad

Over last Dec and Jan had a couple of visits to the Patencheru Lake and ICRISAT. Happy to note that Patencheru lake still has significant bird population but guess much lower than yesteryears.

An early morning bird fight between a Hoopoe, Indian Roller and a Drongo


From 2011 Dec Icrisat


The Indian roller could eat a few insects dug by the Hoopoe:

From 2011 Dec Icrisat


and the  poor Hoopoe flew away


From 2011 Dec Icrisat



Other birds we saw were Rudy Shelducks and Purple swamphen at the lake:


From 2011 Dec Icrisat



From 2011 Dec Icrisat



From 2011 Dec Icrisat



From 2011 Dec Icrisat


Common Stonechat and Siberian stonechat


From 2011 Dec Icrisat



From 2011 Dec Icrisat



From 2011 Dec Icrisat


Some pecocks and bay backed shrike


From 2011 Dec Icrisat



From 2011 Dec Icrisat




From 2011 Dec Icrisat


The next visit I thought was more like birds in flight visit. I had the highest number of birds in flight captured that day including a painted stork which came so close I just shot its face :)


From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT






The Prinia , Indian roller, Francolins and pippits were common near the fields:





From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT


The best part was the lake. It was feeding time and we saw quite a few black winged stilts, black headed ibis, plovers, darters, cormorants, sandpipers, rudy shelducks and kingfishers.


From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT



From 2012 Jan ICRISAT


The blooming season was ending:


From 2012 Jan ICRISAT


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