The Bakarpur Pond – 2

Bird Photography

…..continued from Part-1

I spent around 2-2.5 hours at the Bakarpur Pond photographing and observing the birds and also catching attention from curious villagers crossing the road. Some even reaching out to me with questions like,

Are you from the press?

What will you do with the photographs?

What are you photographing?

And some observant ones coming forward with interesting facts like,

You should come in winters, there are plenty of bird at that time.

Early morning is the best time for observing.

Overall I really enjoyed the time spent at the pond. On a sad front, GMADA is constructing an Aerocity Housing Project around the pond due to the newly opened International Airport nearby. They are also acquiring some area of the pond for the project. I am not sure for how long will the birds continue to arrive at this place.

The birds that I photographed in my first visit to the Bakarpur Pond are :

  • Wood Sandpiper
  • Large Egret
  • Spot Billed Duck
  • Black Winged Stilt
  • Paddy Field Pipit
  • Yellow Bittern
  • Red Wattled Lapwing

Some additional photographs from my visit to the pond :

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
A pair of Spot Billed Ducks
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
The Large Egret

Black Winged Stilt in Various Moods…..

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Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography

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Bird vs Humans 🙁
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
The Common Moorhen
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
Duck Walk – Spot Billed Ducks
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Spot Billed Duck
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Egret in Flight
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
Spot Billed Ducks in Flight
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The Common Moorhen
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
Red Wattled Lapwing

With this I end the blog on my first visit to Bakarpur Pond. I enjoyed the time spent at the pond observing and photographing birds. Planning to go there soon for another round. Will share details whenever I get time for the next trip……

 

The Bakarpur Pond – 1

Bird Photography

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 WikipediaBakarpur 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.

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
The Shy One – Wood Sandpiper
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
The Large Egret
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
Spot Billed Duck
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
The Perfect Pose – Large Egret
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
Black Winged Stilt

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
Egret with A Group of Stilts

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
Nesting Material Collection – Large Egret
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
A Group of Stilts
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
The Large Egret
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
The Large Egret

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
Paddy Field Pipit
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
The Yellow Bittern
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
Paddy Field Pipit
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
The Yellow Bittern
Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography
Spot Billed Ducks in Flight

Bakarpur Pond - Bird Photography

With this I end first part of this blog. Will share more photographs and other facts in the next part of this blog.

The Bakarpur Pond – 2