This is Mumbai. Ok, not actually Mumbai, but a a suburban part. Migratory birds have discovered this part faster than some of us. Every winter Siberian birds and many others travel upto this niche which they have made their home for the winters. While the black headed ibis forages through the muddy shore by completely submerging its beak in the mud, other shore birds make themselves comfortable eating the the frogs and other sea creatures. The loud noises of the jetty engine doesn’t seem to have much impact on the egrets, but the flamingos have distanced themselves from this part of the shore and taken refuge in another less accessible area. Hope next time the flamingos are there too. A noisy flock of rosy starlings were also present but quite at a distance.
When you travel from Chandigarh towards Delhi, midway, hidden along the road is a small lake. It is a part of a government resort. Though I wouldn’t really call it a “resort” considering its condition, but nevertheless it is a refreshing spot. Here are some pictures of cormorants, egrets and other birds that have made the lake their dwelling place. Also few other biodiversity spotted is documented below.
Top: painted lady. Middle: wasp moth. Last: Cabbage butterfly.