Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Season's Greetings from PNLIT

As we come to the end of another eventful year, PNLIT wishes you and yours, a very merry Christmas and a fulfilling new year ahead. 

This Christmas, may your "Christmas Tree" bring you gifts of joy, love and hope that will carry you through 2015, just as our date palm does, year after year. 

(Pic: Shubho Banerjee)

To help you organise your year, PNLIT brings to you a compact year planner that can be downloaded here and printed in A4/A3 size.​
Thank you to all our donors, volunteers, staff and supporters. PNLIT looks forward to your continued support in the year ahead.
Take care and happy holidays!​

The PNLIT Team

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Garganey ducks are back!

We are delighted to report the sighting of our winter visitor, the Garganey Duck. Today when we went to the lake at 3 p.m. we saw four of them at the lake. Typical of its highly territorial nature, the Eurasian Coot, one of our resident species  was busy chasing the ducks away. The quartet merely flew a short distance and made themselves comfortable once again. We hope they are joined by more of their ilk. To know more about this migratory species, see here.

The Garganey was sighted at Puttenahalli Lake for the first time in 2011, an event which was reported in the Hindu article Ducking It. The birds were here last year too.

Female Garganeys at Puttenahalli Lake, Dec 2013 

We were unable to take any photographs today, however, BTV, a city tv news channel, who had come over for a story and have filmed the Garganeys. 

You are welcome to visit the lake and take photographs of our winged visitors.