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.

2 comments:

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Beeeeeautiful photography indeed!

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Deepak Balasubramanian said...

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