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Old 15th February 2016, 23:31   #1
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The charming town of Mysore is an ideal base for birding and wildlife enthusiasts. Rich in flora and fauna, it’s one of our handful cities with multiple lakes within city limits. Some well-known national parks are within short driving distance and ideal for day trips.

We recently moved to Mysore and love the place. As a newbie birder, the weekends are now busy photographing birds at nearby Lake.

I refer to the website www.ebird.org to locate the Birding hotspot in and around Mysore.

Within the city limits, these lakes offer great opportunity to spot the birds:
• Kukkarahalli Lake
• Hebbal Lake
• Lingambudhi Lake

Short drive from the city takes you to some of our best national parks:
• Nagarhole National Park
• BR Hills Tiger Reserve
• Bandipur National Park
• Madumalai National Park
• Dubare Forest
• Ranganathithu Bird Sanctury

Our trusted companion: Duster AWD

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Here’s my humble attempt to capture these beautiful birds in their natural surroundings. Hope you guys like it.

Ashy Prinia at Hebbal Lake

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Baya Weaver Female at Kukkarahalli Lake

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Pied Kingfisher at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctury

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Brown Warbler at Hebbal Lake

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Common Iora at Hebbal Lake

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Common Tailorbird at Hebbal Lake

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Indian Cormorant at Hebbal Lake

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White-browed Bulbul at Hebbal Lake

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Really amazing pictures. Some of them are captured at the right moment, especially the last one! I am sure this must be a result of hours of dedication!

Keep posting many more of them.
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Really amazing pictures. Some of them are captured at the right moment, especially the last one! I am sure this must be a result of hours of dedication!

Keep posting many more of them.
Thanks mate. Will post more images shortly.
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Painted Storks at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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Indian River Tern at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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Chestnut-tailed starling at Kabini

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Green Bee-eater at Hebbal Lake

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Hawk cuckoo at Kukkarahalli Lake

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Hello C300,

Pictures are great. Try these places too:

1) Karanji Lake in Mysore city - on the way to Chamundi Hill.
2) Kokkare Belluru - 80Kms from Mysore.

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Stunning captures! What camera/lens combo do you use? Kindly share EXIF data for a few images so that we can learn something in the process
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Hello C300,

Pictures are great. Try these places too:

1) Karanji Lake in Mysore city - on the way to Chamundi Hill.
2) Kokkare Belluru - 80Kms from Mysore.

Regards,
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Thanks a lot. Have to plan Karanji Lake.
Visited Kokkare Belluru last month. Lovely place. Here are couple of pics of Pied Bushchat from nearby farms.

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Stunning captures! What camera/lens combo do you use? Kindly share EXIF data for a few images so that we can learn something in the process
Thanks a lot. I am using Pentax K5 with 300mm F4. Sometimes couple it with 1.7x TC.
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lovely images. on the first series the one marked as Baya weaver female is Streaked Weaver to me. Also the warbler looks like Plain Prinia.IMO
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Amazing clarity of the photos, truly appreciate the patience to capture such wonderful moments , enjoyed them.
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Amazing photos C300. I was born in Mysuru, but have lived in Bengaluru all my life. Of course, I keep visiting my grandparents home and your photos have given me that much more incentive to do so!
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lovely images. on the first series the one marked as Baya weaver female is Streaked Weaver to me. Also the warbler looks like Plain Prinia.IMO
Thanks for pointing it our Aravind. The first picture of the warbler looks Plain Prinia, but I am still a bit confused on the second and the third one

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Amazing photos C300. I was born in Mysuru, but have lived in Bengaluru all my life. Of course, I keep visiting my grandparents home and your photos have given me that much more incentive to do so!
Thanks a lot folks. Appreciate your comments.
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Spot-billed Pelican at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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Racket-tailed Drongo near Kalpetta Wayanad (3hrs drive from Mysore)

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I refer to the website www.ebird.org to locate the Birding hotspot in and around Mysore.

Within the city limits, these lakes offer great opportunity to spot the birds:
• Kukkarahalli Lake
• Hebbal Lake
• Lingambudhi Lake

Short drive from the city takes you to some of our best national parks:
• Nagarhole National Park
• BR Hills Tiger Reserve
• Bandipur National Park
• Madumalai National Park
• Dubare Forest
• Ranganathithu Bird Sanctury
Thanks for sharing the details. Its great to know a fellow bhpian and an ornithologist. I recently went to Ranganthittu from Hyderabad.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travelogues/173135-hyderabad-ranganathittu-search-some-migratory-birds.html (Hyderabad to Ranganathittu: In search of some migratory birds)

Places that have been commercialized for tourists have shown a massive drop in the number of species. I would definitely like to visit all the places you mentioned above before its too late.
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