Nov 21, 2015

water birds at Lalbagh

Lalbagh lake's life on the surface..


Water hen

Spot-billed Pelican

Cormorants are expert divers with an ability to stay under-water close to half-minute. You must see how this bird takes off from water to air..
Close to the Lotus Pond is a large signage "Birds of Lalbagh"

The board says birds seen are-
  • Purple Heron
  • Indian Pond heron
  • Spotted Owlet
  • Oriental White-Eye
  • Red-Whiskered Bulbul
  • Common Myna
I've seen Herons, Bulbul, Parrot and Myna but not the Owlet. Apart from these rare birds, the commonly found ones are crows and pigeons the grain-fed pampered brats. One other bird is the Indian Kite, usually 3 or 4 are seen hovering over the lake; suddenly they dive down and try to grab fish out of water.. if they caught a game, yes its breakfast time else back to gliding..

1 comment:

mustangally said...

Lovely to see water birds. Not too many around here in the high desert of Santa Fe!