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Manchanabele Dam

This monsoon season, Bangalore recorded the highest rainfall in 115 years. Conditions have been mostly overcast, but there are patches of sun that give hope for a birding trip. On a pleasant Sunday afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds, I visited Manchanabele Dam, located 40 kms from home. 
Here's a photo tour...




The clouds were looking ominous...


The drive was made pleasant by the surrounding hills and greenery...


It was still downcast when I reached the reservoir but the scenery was breathtaking...


As I started trekking, I saw a male Indian Robin...


There were plenty of clouds and it looked like it will start pouring any time...



 A flock of Green Bee-eaters...


 It was beginning to get dark and I could see the rains coming...


As I was walking briskly towards my car, I had my first ever sighting of the Red-vented Bulbul...


The Red-vented Bulbul made my day and I resolve to be back another day for a longer bird watching trip...


Leaving you with a panorama of the overcast sky and the beautiful landscape around Manchanabele dam...

29 comments:

  1. Hello, gorgeous views of the reservoir. The birds are all lovely. I especially love the Bee-eaters. Awesome photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. PS, Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Fantastic captures... the 360 degrees pict is wonderful.
    Heidrun XO

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  3. Fantastic images!!
    Thanks for joining the linkup this week at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/10/wind-and-water-water-and-wind.html

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  4. Absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing! Have a great week!

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  6. Beautiful photos! Clouds and rain are often the more "spectacular" weather to take photos!
    Pretty birds!

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  7. That Bee Eater photo is an award winning one! Wow!
    Even overcast the scenery is stunning.
    Thank you for sharing!
    - Lisa

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  8. Some of those photos look really ominous! glad you were able to see some birds!

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  9. Stunning pictures.. loved the Second one the most.

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  10. Some great images, thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Such gorgeous scenery! The ominous clouds give the scene some definite drama! Love that line of bee-eaters!

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  12. The first shot, the ominous clouds, is stunning. All wonderful images.

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  13. The reservoir is so lush and green. All the little birds are so cute.

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  15. Hello, beautiful scenery in this dull weather. The birds show up clearer too. I have never seen an Indian Robin. Nor a red-vented bulbul (we have several bulbuls in Africa) so thank you for sharing. Greetings from Jo (South Africa)

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  16. Beautiful photography! Love the pano shot, and also that's a gorgeous cloud shot.

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  17. Oh I love all the shots but the panoramic is fantastic..Thank you for linking in....Michelle

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  18. Great captures - that first photo is just stunning.

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  19. I'm late visiting again. Busy with yard work - finally, tomorrow they are going
    to start replacing our fence sorely damaged by the hurricane...so, I want to note I appreciate your linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!

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  20. Those bee eaters on the wire are so gorgeous. Love the panoramic look around!

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  21. Beautiful photos. Love the bee eaters on the wire! Really a great shot!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    Jann

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  22. Even overcast, your shots are stunning. Congrats on the siting of the Red-vented Bulbul!!
    Thanks for sharing on just BE.

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