Bakarpur is a small village in Distt. Mohali, Punjab. It is located on the new Zirakpur – Kharar byepass road. I had heard a lot about Bakarpur pond and seen a lot of photographs of the various Birds found in this pond, in many Bird Photography groups on Facebook, but never really got the chance to visit the same.
According to Wikipedia “Bakarpur village is located at a distance of 8 kilometers from Mohali, about 3 kilometers from Chattbir Zoo and about 6 kilometers from Zirakpur. The village has a large size village pond which contains water for most of the period of the year. In winter this pond attracts a large number of migrant birds. Migratory birds visiting this pond include Cormorant, Purple Heron, Grey Heron, Painted Stork and many local other water birds and Sparrow.”
I visited Bakarpur Pond for the first time on the evening of 5th April 2016. The pond is small with highway on one side and the main Bakarpur Village on the other side. As the migratory season had already ended so I was not able to observe all the birds which are generally found in this place. Still I saw a lot of birds which I had not seen earlier. The following is a collection of photographs from my first visit to the pond. The photography gear that I own and use is listed in the “About Me” page.
With this I end first part of this blog. Will share more photographs and other facts in the next part of this blog.