Sunday, July 5, 2009

Chembarambakkam Lake - Part II

Chembarambakkam Lake - contd.

Little Grebe was swimming and diving under the water quite frequently. I am always surprised by how long they can stay under water. :)))

This is also Little grebe in non-breeding plumage. :)))

This bold house crow posed nicely before taking a dive into the waters of the lake in search of dead fish maybe. I did see a few dead fish and some chemical effluents in the lake waters. I think they are from the nearby industrial factories which have cropped up near the lake shore.

In the fields, near the lake I took a photo of this beautiful butterfly. This is the Great orange tip:)))

I spotted many Fulvous Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna bicolor). Loved their plumage. :)))

I am yet to ID these birds. Will add to the blog later. :)))

This is the close up of the water lily. :)))

Saw this amazing red-coloured dragonfly near the water lily. :)))

Cormorant was enjoying the sun. :))) This was taken near the drier part of the lake.

Saw three small fish in a section of shallow, clear water of the lake.

Last, I spotted this Red-wattled lapwing flying overhead and talikng loudly to us all the time.

Afterwards, we left the lake with plenty of good memories.


Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Beeeeeautiful photography indeed!

TV Tower on Sinhagad - Going Inside Clouds

Deepak Balasubramanian said...

Cotton Pygmy Goose, in case u haven't found out.