Residents at Puttenahalli Lake

Over the last few years, Puttenahalli Lake has become a safe haven to several species of birds. To date, birdwatchers have spotted over 90 species at the lake, documented on eBird. Some species are large and visible, and easy to photograph, while others give us only fleeting glimpses of themselves. Some have made the lake their home, while others visit during favourable times, or perhaps just for a change of environment.

During an afternoon visit to the lake the other day, quite a few birds were wading and flying around. And it was a good feeling to be able to capture some of them on camera. I finally got to see the Spot-billed Ducks in the lake waters for real!

four species
Spot-billed Ducks, Indian Pond Heron, Eurasian Coot, Jungle Myna

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