Monday, July 25, 2011

Birding at Hebbal Lake

Hebbal Lake is located in north Bangalore. It is here that I had my first experience of bird watching. In the morning time the park by the lake side is busy with people doing morning walk and exercise. There are enthusiastic photographers trying their luck with every bird they spot.

The habitat is favored by many species of water birds including large waterbirds such as the Spot-billed Pelican, Eurasian Spoonbill, Shoveller, Pintail, Garganey, Little Grebe, Coot and Spot-billed Duck.

On my first trip here, I was accompanied few of my friends. This has been a memorable exercise for me. Waiting near any spot trying to get that one precious shot of the bird. But age of Digital camera is a real help, where one can just go on clicking.

My friends identified this bird as Pelican.

Birds of Hebbal Lake: 1, 2, 3

78 comments:

Pondside said...

Some good shots there. Your pelican is a little different from those I've seen in Florida, but one can see the similarities.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love being able to take lots of photos, too! You saw some beautiful birds...love the big pelican! ♥

eileeninmd said...

Great bird sightings and photos.

Snap said...

What fun! I'd just go on clicking, too!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful birds. And the yellow bougainvillea is so pretty.

kavita said...

Nice captures .The lake looks a perfect place for bird watchers.

Vee said...

And a grand pelican he is, too. Yes, birds are not the easiest subjects I've found. Good job. It is interesting to birdwatch.

George said...

It looks as if your first bird-watching experience was very successful. You got some very good pictures and have created a wonderful collage.

Niki Hudson said...

Lovely! I especially like the one of the small bird getting a little taste of the flower. Beautiful shot!

Team G Square said...

Wow , hebbal lake is wonderful place to go birding .

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Thats a nice place to be to get some birds captured with your clicks.

sandeep said...

bangalore indeed has many birds! even around my apartment near mg road, i get to see many cuckoos and barbets. did u go with some group?

joshi daniel said...

sweet bird!

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Jeevan said...

Excellent shots! I passed this lake lately while on way to Nandi Hills. Doesn't know this is a bird watching area until u said here.

Ash said...

Lovely images!

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots. And a pelican - how amazing!

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

I've been doing some bird watching these days!!!
Great post an fab pics!!!
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Shirley @ The Gardening Life said...

Nice mosaic. Pelicans are amazing birds, especially to watch as they lift off the water into flight!

joo said...

Oh, fantastic! I wish I could be there!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I like the bright orange blossoms on the tree -and the little bird, of course!

Spiderdama said...

I often do bird watching.. it`s so interesting to see what these little bird doing.
Hope you have a great week!

Gary said...

Careful it's catching!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carver said...

I love your photographs of the birds. Nice to see the birds from your part of the world.

Photo Cache said...

wonderful collage.

Luna Miranda said...

i've always wanted to bird-watch and take photos of birds. terrific captures!

RNSANE said...

How nice to be able to capture so many birds in one visit. Of course, I know a pelican and a few other birds...but I'd have to keep my bird bible with me for identification!!

capturedalive said...

Bird watching can be interesting. Hebbal lake eh, long time since I have been there

Pheno

Indrani said...

Great collage made.

magiceye said...

beautiful captures!

definitely on my must visit list next time i visit bangalore!

Krishna said...

nice bird watch....

Babli said...

Very beautiful pictures specially the third one I liked most. The cute little bird sitting on a tree and trying to hold the flower with its beak. You are absolutely right as its easy to take pictures b'coz of digicam.

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

newly knowing this place...the cute bird near paper rose is a beautiful shot...hope u guyz had nice time...

alicesg said...

I think I will be like those photographers taking every photos of birds hahaha. Lovely photos.

Joyful said...

Fabulous birds photos. I like your new header too and the mosaics. Very colourful now :-)

Life Ramblings said...

i enjoy bird watching too but I have not managed to take good pictures of them. :( nice photos.

Wren said...

Birds are tricky to photograph, and very uncooperative. But the pastime is addictive! This looks like a great spot for taking photos.

My said...

Really exotic of India with all these lovely sights. Nice photos.

Rizalenio said...

I want to see a pelican upclose and personal. I enjoy bird watching too. I enjoy this post. :)

Jacob said...

That little bird is quite attractive and I do like pelicans. Your pelican is marked a bit differently than ours...we have what we call brown pelicans and white pelicans. They were an endangered species 20 years or so ago but with the banning of DDT they have come back.

SandyCarlson said...

All of these shots are beautiful and inviting. I especially love the pelican. These are one of my favorite birds.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures, Rajesh! Such lovely birds and colors! Terrific post for the B Day! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Roger Owen Green said...

in a good way, your post is for the birds!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Karen said...

You got some great shots on your first birding adventure.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great photos, I really like the one of the pelican.

Mama Zen said...

Cool shots!

Leslie: said...

Great shots and a great choice for our B week! Hope you have a brilliant week.

Leslie
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photowannabe said...

A digital camera makes taking many pictures so easy. Looks like you had lots of fun snapping all the birds.

Dishita said...

ahaa, i was guessing your B post would for Bangalore. But, fairly close. Its great to know you are fond of bird watching.

Kim, USA said...

Love birding too. And my eyes was fixed to the orange bougainvillea ^_^ Happy Wednesday!
Blue

Wanda said...

What a beautiful place to visit. I love birds, and enjoy the ones in my back yard.

Sridharan said...

Nice!

Al said...

Nice shots - that's a lot of birds!

Andy said...

You certainly must have a lot of patience for this hobby.
My favorite of the shots is number 2.

I must say, the photos in your header are amazing!
The earth really is a beautiful place if we just open our eyes to see it.

Great post.

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Hazel said...

Birding! What a lovely activity. I see you got bougainvillas too. A pretty addition to letter B on ABC this week.

Shooting Parrots said...

You have a wide selection of birds for bird watchers -- or twitchers as we call them!

Joy said...

Birds and a camera, a perfect combination. It sounds like you had a great day with your friends both feathered and human.

Ann said...

you had a great day of birding.

Eden said...

Great captures of the birds. It is a beautiful place too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Welcome to birding Rajesh! You are right, it does teach patience. Your pictures are wonderful. I recognize some of the birds as being the same as I see either in Florida or here in Oregon.

There is a meme you might want to look at called "World Bird Wednesday" ; I am sure the people on it would welcome your pictures. (They have been welcoming to me and my learning efforts...I have trouble sometimes balancing binoculars and camera and I miss a lot of shots.

SneezyTJ said...

Great pictures! I would love to see India some day!

Míriam Luiza said...

Gostei das fotos. A segunda foto parece que o pássaro olha para mim!

forgetmenot said...

What a fun time you must have had--nice shots. Lovely flowers too. Mickie :)

Cheryl said...

Nicely done. Birding is one of my favorite pastimes. Wondering what the little bird in the middle shots is?

Kay L. Davies said...

What fun to be in a place where so many birds can be found.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

LauraX said...

sweet little birds!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice post.

Regards!

Genie said...

The wait was well worth your perseverance because you were able to capture some wonderful shots of the birds. Beautiful shots. Genie

Joan said...

Fun! Yes, digital is handy for this. :) You have some great shots.

Cassie said...

I really liked the colorful blossoms in contrast to the little bird. If you are a true birder, you would just love the blog of my friend Dorothy. (She is at http://mawdot.blogspot.com )

Happy SSS to you!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all. My first birding experience was wonderful.

Nukke said...

Lovely photos about bird watching and friends !!!!!

Gattina said...

Very interesting shots !

Bikramjit said...

Lovely clicks ..


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Roan said...

For a first bird watching experience, you found a lot. Really like the pelican.

Ashish Joshi said...

the first snap is really wonderful ... it is like the bird is posing for the photo watching into the eyes ... very nice !

Sujatha Sathya said...

i live near Hebbal Lake on New BEL road so we visit this lake once in a while
you did a wonderful job with the pics & highlighting this lake

Rajesh said...

Thank you all. I am glad you all liked it.