Our lake is a ‘nursery’

Some 25 members of the Bird Watchers Field Club, Bangalore, led by ardent bird watcher, Deepa Mohan visited the Puttenahalli Lake on 8th Oct. After spotting the juvenile coots, little grebes and pheasant tailed jacanas and seeing a coot couple building a nest, Deepa called our lake a “nursery.” This was the nicest thing to hear about the lake we have been trying very hard to revive and sustain. The nesting shows that the birds feel safe to raise their young ones and the presence of large shoals of fish means that the water is clean enough for them to thrive.

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  1. It’s lovely to see the hard work you and your team have put in, yielding slow but sure results, Usha. However, it’s not the vegetation (though that also helps) but the sloping shores of the lake that bring in the waders and, we are hoping, will bring some migrants to the lake. At present, though, it is already a fertile breeding ground for several local birds! As the tree cover grows, this can only become a better haven for many life forms. We salute your efforts and will gladly support them in any way we can.

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