Puttenahalli Lake, 220214

February 22, 2014


Cultivar, Purva Heights, 220214.

Email to the Bird Watchers’ Field Club:

On a sudden whim, I called up a few friends and we did a late morning ramble at Puttenahalli Lake.


Nayantara and Raji

It was very satisfying. My friend Rewati and her son Pranav


are extremely observant about all the small forms of life…

Lacewing eggs




I don’t know what this is…termite droppings?


Jayashree, Nayantara and Raji were looking more at the birds.

Green Sandpiper


and Raji was practising with her DSLR and new lens. We watched Pond Herons and Little Egrets chasing each other away from where they felt they could get the goodies. Black Kites, two Brahminy Kites, and a lone Red-rumped Swallow, swooped along. Purple Moorhens, oops, sorry, Swamphens,


quarrelled and bickered, as is their wont. Common Coots and Little Grebes bobbed up and into the water, and Spot-billed Ducks and a few Garganeys made us stand and stare, the manner approved by the poet.

I watched several kinds of spiders, too, and would like some help with the id of some of them….are these baby Theridids in this photo? It was stunning to watch them scramble around when even a slight breeze disturbed them!


We enjoyed seeing this

bagworm crawling about.


Some had passed on:


Lovely patterns of seed pods:



Babbler, Jungle Barbet, White-cheeked Cormorant, Little Coot, Common Crow, House Crow, Jungle Duck, Spot-billed Egret, Little Heron, Pond Heron, Grey Heron, Purple Garganey Grebe, Little Kingfisher, White-breasted Kite, Black Kite, Brahminy Moorhen, Common Moorhen, Purple Munia, Scaly-breasted Myna. Common Myna, Jungle Pigeon, Blue Rock Prinia, Ashy (heard) Sandpiper, Green Warbler, Greenish

I’ve put up some photos on my FB album at


Butterflies (er, sorry was looking more at the spiders today!)

Blue, Pea Castor, Common Cerulean, Common Coster, Tawny Leopard, Common Emigrant, Common Rose, Common Rose, Crimson Tiger, Plain Yellow, Common Grass Yellow, Three-spot Grass

Cheers, and hope all of you are enjoying the last of the lovely cool weather, before a blistering, dry summer sets in!