Birds of Puttenahalli Lake

Being a nature loving family, we are always exploring places to trek or bird watch.  With hectic work and study schedules, these getaways take a back seat.  A visit to Puttenahalli Lake was refreshing as we could walk as well spot many birds nesting in the lake.

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Little Egret in Flight

Picture1 – Little Egret in flight

Puttenahalli Lake is spread across 13 acres with rain water being the main source of water to the lake.

Large Cormorant in flight Large Cormorant and Grebe

Picture2 – Large Cormorant and Grebe (right)

Many water and scrub / shore birds can be spotted here.

Bronze winged Jacana Bronze winged Jacana

Picture3 – Bronze winged Jacana

It is a delight to walk around the lake and watch the birds of same feathers frolicking and breeding.

Pond Heron in Flight Pond Heron

Picture4 – Pond Heron

Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT) is a non-profit, charitable trust, working with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), to rujuvenate and maintain Puttenahalli Lake.

Purple Heron Purple Heron

Picture5 – Purple Heron

Whistling Ducks Whistling Duck

Picture6 – Whistling Ducks

Common Coot Common Coot with young ones

Picture7 – Common Coot and young ones (right)


Picture8 – Shikra

Purple Moorhen

Picture9 – Purple Moorhen

Spot Billed Duck

Picture10 – Spot Billed Duck


Picture11 – Garganey