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Common Tailorbird...
(Orthotomus sutorius)...

Clicked this bird today on Ganesh Chaturthi! E'en at midday it was quite dark & focusing was difficult & at f/5.6, 1/100s, the picture did come out really dark! This is one in a string of a few other pics, where I got the bird in focus - elusive as it was! These (a couple or more) are constant visitors to our patio garden...but clicking them is not easy! Luckily I managed to hide well this time (😊)...this is a slightly cropped pic...the bird shows well at a 50% crop, but I like to present my birds with a context and a b/g...so this is a 10-15% crop (approx), showing the bird with the b/g...Hope it is liked!... :)

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Fulvous whistling ducks...
(Dendrocygna bicolor)

...flying in close formation! Shot taken at the Mangalajodi wetland '16!... :)

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#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ curated by +Heinrich Wagner​​​​​​​​ +Susan Wilkinson​​
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#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday​​ curated by +Celeste Odono​​​​ +Ricky L Jones​​​​​​​​​​​​ +Marilou Aballe​​​​ilou Aball
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A Black winged stilt at sundown!...
(Himantopus himantopus)...

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A lone Black winged stilt flies/plies gently as a great body of calm descends & envelopes the magical Mangalajodi wetland at sundown!... :)

'Stop pulling my legs! Will you!...I'm tired!'...I almost said, 'You're beautiful!'... 😉

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Pacific Golden plovers...

Some quick shots...Mangalajodi '16...

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Pacific Golden plovers...
(Pluvialis fulva)...

Wintering @Mangalajodi '16...

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds​ curated by​​ + Mark Rayner +Andy Brown​​ +Dilip Mundkur​​​​​​​​ +Wade Cochran​​​​ +Matthew Stephenson​​
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#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ curated by +Heinrich Wagner​​​​​​ +Susan Wilkinson​​​​
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#BTPBirdPro +BTP Bird Pro​ curated by +Jack Stepanyan​​​​​​ +Rinus Bakk​​​​​​​​ +Walli Werner
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#BirdPoker +Bird Poker​ 'wintering' ​reportedly curated by +Phil Armishaw​​
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#animalia +Animalia​​​​​​​​​​​ ​curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​​
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Egret lifting off!... :)

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#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY​​ curated by +Heinrich Wagner​​​​​​ +Susan Wilkinson​​​​
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Glossy Ibis in flight!...
(Plegadis falcinellus)...

Great! The metallic iridescence shows on the wings...I've seen better pictures on G+ & elsewhere of course!...but I hadn't captured this bird before...I mean, not as clear as this...& for the record, a colony or more have taken permanent residency in the magical Mangalajodi wetland!...Vagrant migrant? Well not exactly!...I think, the term applies to birds who stay for a few years & then fly back...but these ibises have taken up permanent residency in the magical wetland!...so these are our birds!...our own birds in the backyard!... :)


#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds​​​ curated by​​ + Mark Rayner +Andy Brown​​ +Dilip Mundkur​​​​​​​​ +Wade Cochran​​​​ +Matthew Stephenson​​
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#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY​​​​​​​​​​​​​ curated by +Heinrich Wagner​​​​​​ +Susan Wilkinson​​​​
&
#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday​​​ curated by +Celeste Odono​​​​ +Ricky L Jones​​​​​​​​​​​​ +Marilou Aballe​​​​ilou Aball
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#BTPBirdPro +BTP Bird Pro​ curated by +Jack Stepanyan​​​​​​ +Rinus Bakk​​​​​​​​ +Walli Werner
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#animalia +Animalia​​​​​​​​​ ​curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​​
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Black tailed godwit...

In flight!... :)

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#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY​​​​​​​​​​​​​ curated by +Heinrich Wagner​​​​​​ +Susan Wilkinson​​​​
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#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday​ curated by +Celeste Odono​​​​ +Ricky L Jones​​​​​​​​​​​​ +Marilou Aballe​​​​ilou Aball
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#BTPBirdPro +BTP Bird Pro​ curated by +Jack Stepanyan​​​​​​ +Rinus Bakk​​​​​​​​ +Walli Werner
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#BirdPoker +Bird Poker​ ;)​​​​​​​​ ​reportedly curated by +Phil Armishaw​​
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#BeautifulBeautifulBirds +Beautiful Beautiful Birds​ by +William Joers​​
&
#birdsinflight +Birds In Flight​
​​​​​ curated by +Suzi Harr​​ +Jan Rainbird​​
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#animalia +Animalia​ ​curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​​
&
+Photo Mania India​​​ curated by +Chandro Ji​​​​ +Walli Werner​​ +Hans-Juergen Werner​​

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Ruddy shelducks...

Flying away!...Mangalajodi Dec '16...

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds​​​ curated by​​ + Mark Rayner +Andy Brown​​ +Dilip Mundkur​​​​​​​​ +Wade Cochran​​​​ +Matthew Stephenson​​
&
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY​​​​​​​​​​​​​ curated by +Heinrich Wagner​​​​​​ +Susan Wilkinson​​​​
&
#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday​ curated by +Celeste Odono​​​​ +Ricky L Jones​​​​​​​​​​​​ +Marilou Aballe​​​​ilou Aball
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#BTPBirdPro +BTP Bird Pro​ curated by +Jack Stepanyan​​​​​​ +Rinus Bakk​​​​​​​​ +Walli Werner
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#BeautifulBeautifulBirds +Beautiful Beautiful Birds​ by +William Joers​​
&
#birdsinflight +Birds In Flight​
​​​​​ curated by +Suzi Harr​​ +Jan Rainbird​​
&
#animalia +Animalia​​​​​​​​​ ​curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​​
&
+Photo Mania India​​​ curated by +Chandro Ji​​​​ +Walli Werner​​ +Hans-Juergen Werner​​

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