Saturday, October 11, 2014

Black-winged Stilt at Hebbal Lake, Bangalore

Hebbal Lake in north Bangalore is favorite spot for various colorful birds. One of the birds that can be seen here is Black-winged Stilt, a widely distributed very long-legged wader.



They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a varying amount of black. 



They are mostly seen marshes, shallow lakes and ponds. They pick up their food from sand or water. They mainly eat insects and crustaceans.




38 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic birds and wonderful reflections. Have a great weekend.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful bird...

Jeevan said...

Superb shots Rajesh! Lovely reflection at the last pic

Magia da Inês said...

。°°。✿⊱。
Aves elegantes, bonitos reflexos!!!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil°°。✿
。°°。✿⊱。

Thomas Lee said...

Nice reflection

TexWisGirl said...

fascinating birds and wonderful shots, rajesh!

i beati said...

long legged dancers

sandyland said...

long legged dancers

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds! They have amazingly long legs.

Marie said...

Beautiful stilts! Love the reflections!

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos and stunning birds.

maryaustria said...

Beautiful birds and a wonderful reflection!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely captures.

krishna said...

is it a migratory bird?

Monika MW said...

Rajash, lovely shot. Amazing birds, beautiful colors black&white and pink legs. Happy Sunday.

retriever said...

Wonderfull reflections, Greeting from Belgium.
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Adam Jones said...

Great pictures.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty birds and great captures.

Andrew Fulton said...

Superb images of these lovely birds Rajesh.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos!

Chris Rohrer said...

We have the Black-necked Stilt here.....so now I can see the difference between the Black-winged and Black-necked species! Thank you!

Frank said...

Long-legged beauties.

Ileana said...

Beautiful birds!

Buntpapierfabrik said...

elegant birds, amazing pictures

Fun60 said...

Such beautiful reflections.

HansHB said...

Beautiful!

Viera said...

wonderful reflection of those beautiful creatures...Lovely photos Rajesh...

Andrea Priebe said...

Love those long beautiful legs and the reflection just makes them seem longer. Great shots, Rajesh ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

'Tsuki said...

The last pic of the bird drinking is y favourite !

Laura said...

What a lovely series of reflections!

Felicia said...

pretty bird images and great reflections.

Ruth Kelly said...

The reflections make their legs look even longer.

Christian Perrin said...

Lovely to see familiar birds in unfamiliar locations! Although these do look a little different to the Australian stilts - a different race perhaps?

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

They stand out on their orange legs that are in sharp contrast to their body colour.

Prasad Np said...

Such beautiful birds and pictures, specially with reflection

Abhijit Ray said...

Beautiful capture of reflection of elegant bird.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Great captures... :-)

Saru Singhal said...

I miss this place. There is always activity around this lake, unlike Ulsoor lake. Beautiful pictures.