Probably 3rd-4th time, I mentioned that winter started and so winter migrant birds too. In Lalbagh, we were able to witness some of the migrants today. Whereas after a long time, I saw Pelican back at Lalbagh. Some pictures here and there.
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Some snaps from Lalbagh..
I guess so, this is called Bar headed Goose only.
We find him in such a way, that he got angry.. I never wanted to make a bird angry.
I never seen many kites sitting at same place, most of the time they keep on flying or sit alone. But here they queued up for water. Off-course a prey will make the water more tasty .
Finding a small bird like Common Tailorbird is always nice .
Little cormorant in its typical wing open style.
And then fight for ashy/black drongo. Initially I thought its black one, but it came out ashy in viewing from camera.
A beautiful summer flower, I don’t know the name.
And then jungle myna – deadly eyes .
Its still indeed one of my best places for bird watching. Though we have seen a reduction in bird as the time for winter birds to move away.
Second Sunday is dedicated for Lalbagh, which is one of the biggest prides of Bangalore. Glad to know that we were able to spot new birds at this place. I have been lalbagh so many times and every time it come as a surprise. Enjoy some of them :
So One of us shared story about this verditer flycatcher. 3 yrs ago, it was been sighted but in last 2 years we had not seen that bird in Lalbagh, probably because of some tree cut, they have shifted there place.
Grey Headed Strarling was also our first time sight. Love to see Golden Oriole too. I have spotted this bird three days back near by Home.
We left in the half itself, while coming back. We have spotted Brahminy Kite sitting on a tree. The pattern at neck was so lovely, that we have taken our camera back from the bag.
Bangalore is also a City of Lakes. I have never seen or heard about a city in India with so many lakes in and around the city. Here is a photowalk through few of the lakes that we have explored.
Right amidst the hustle bustle of the city is one of the biggest freshwater lake in Bangalore – Madivala Lake or BTM Lake. Named on the area where it is situated i.e BTM Layout, this lake is a home of the winter migratory bird Spot billed Pelicans. You can spot them in huge numbers here apart from other birds like Pond Heron, Egret and Purple Swamphens. But the lake is not in a very good condition as it is filled with weeds and a pile of them stinking on the sides of the lake. The lake has an adjoining park good for a morning stroll or an evening walk or just sitting beside the lake.
Hebbal Lake is more of a bird sanctuary for photographers and bird watchers. A nice place to be in the morning where you can hear the birds chirping, enjoy the sunrise view and capture the beauty of the colourful flowers with insects and bees buzzing on them.
Another man made fresh water lake in north west Bangalore. Its actually a dam with walls on one side of the lake. This lake with a beautiful view has lots of beautiful Brahminy Kites soaring in the sky. As you walk along side the lake, you can enter a small forest with lots of greenery and birds.
On the outskirts of the city through Bannerghatta area inside a village is a beautiful lake “Jigani Lake”. A nature walk at an early morning is a good activity at this big tank. But the lake is in danger. Though the lake looks clean, the sides of the lake has garbage dumped which gives a very stinking smell. With so many birds at the beautiful place, soon we might not be able to see any birds here if the effects of urbanization reaches here.
One of the biggest botanical garden in the heart of the city, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, is one of the most famous in Karnataka. This garden is making the city green inspite of being in the main city withstanding all the pollution and making a great home for the flora and fauna. The garden has a big lake where you get to spot lots of different breeds of ducks apart from the cormorants, spot-billed pelicans and other birds.
Around 40 kms from Bangalore towards Mysore Road is the beautiful Manchanabele Dam. On the way to the dam are villages , trees lined up on both sides of the road, the famous big Banyan tree which leads you to the scenic beauty of the place. Around the dam you can walk through a mini forest like where you can spot different variety of birds. Still untouched by the city pollution this place is a nice picnic spot.
The dirtiest lake , infact not a lake any more – Rampura Lake. This lake has turned into a sewage dump. No sooner this lake will disappear like few other lakes of Bangalore.
Bheeman Kuppa Lake:
Another lake through Mysore Highway, has a wet area land around which has lots of birds around. The road through the village giving a nice sunrise view leads to this lake which is surrounded by lots of trees.
Ah to start with, I always had a question in mind, why Lalbagh is such an appreciated place in Bangalore !! But in this post, we will show you some of the cool varieties of bird that we spotted at Lalbagh(A big thanks for bngbirds group – this group has set of expert who … who believe that birds are the loveliest thing exist ).
So, who don’t like to see the pair of pelican graciously flying, cormorant dancing in team and the kite chased by crow.
Moving further, we met our lovely White throated Kingfisher and a pond heron trying to hide herself from camera.
We have waited long to see the Pelican take off and water drops with her. But again, we were not able to make it a perfect shot. We saw a white breasted Cormorant sitting on the top of a tree.
Just next to next day, we meet bngbirds group at Lalbagh and we did again an awesome round of photography. Its fascinating to see Owl staring at you and Oriole enjoying the sun light.
It was my first time to see Spotted Owl, Grey Heron and Ashy Drongo.
Ah Kite, I always love this bird. Such a high potential bird. Brahminy kite and Black Kite falls into the category of “Birds of Prey”, who do most of their hunting from sharp vision and highly optimistic at the time of hunting.
Then suddenly we spotted a lazy female Asian Koel. We confirmed it with Deepa and she said yes,Female Koel is a lazy bird. Sushil, Priyanka and I was discussing that from childhood we knew that Koel is black in color but it is not(Male Koel is indeed black in color). We have spotted White cheeked Barbet second time, first was in Hebbal Lake.