Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Puttenahalli Lake Bird and Fauna Update

Here's an interesting collection of photos taken by Madhurima, last Sunday at the lake. 

Bronze-winged Jacana



Greater Coucal

Oriental Darter (Snakebird)

Purple Swamphen chick

The pre-monsoon rain has increased the level considerably and the lake looks beautiful (pic by Geetha Srikrishnan).

29th May 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Deccan Herald Spotlight - Interactive Discussion

Deccan Herald has organised a discussion on  "Bringing Bellandur and Varthur Lakes Back to Life." As one of the panellists, Usha Rajagopalan intends to share lessons from our Puttenahalli Lake experience. Please attend if convenient.

Saturday 27th May at the East Cultural Association, 100 ft Road, Indira Nagar, Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On another note, here is a recent picture of our lake taken on 25th May 2017. The lake indeed looks gorgeous with so much water. The rain last night has brought in lots more! At this rate, we can expect it to overflow this year as well. :-)

Puttenahalli Lake, 25th May 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bird watch update

If you haven't visited the lake recently, you should. It is looking great, water rippling and glinting in the sun, fish darting everywhere.

Even if you are not a birder, you cannot miss the birds - Coots, Swamp Hens, Kingfishers and more, but it takes an experienced hand to spot the chicks. Here's the latest report and pictures by our "resident birder," Madhurima Das, who visits the lake every weekend to do a census on the birds at Puttenahalli Lake. 


At the lake this Sunday (7th May) there were many birds. Besides our usual suspects, we had both purple and grey heron, a little egret, little cormorant, a common moorhen and 2 spot billed ducks.

The bronze wing jacanas, and a night heron, brought out their respective chicks. There was also a third bronze wing jacana which was being chased around by the chick's parents. The jacana chick also attracted a brahminy kite, but, luckily for the chick, it wasn't caught.

There were also flocks of flower peckers and tailor birds. 

Black-crowned Night Heron with chick

Little Cormorant and Little Egret

Little Egret

Purple Swamphen

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Bronze-winged Jacana with chick