Monday, September 7, 2009

Bhiwani Wetland - highlights on 6th Septemer 09

With Dr Chetna Shrma, Ms Geeta Goswami, Anil and Ram Mehar, spent 30 minutes watching birds at Bhiwani Wetland from the road, on 6th September 2009.

Birds visible to us without any efforts on our part were Glossy Ibises, numerous Ruffs and Reeves, White-tailed Lapwing, Wood/Green Sandpipers, Common Redshanks, Pied Avocets, Shovelers, Comb/Spot-billed Ducks, Lesser Whistling Teals, Gadwals, Openbill Stork, numerous egrets, herons and cormorants.

A newly built concrete drain passes across the wetland, obviously to drain out its waters. Garbage from the citiy is being dumped all over the road towards wetland.

How long will it survive?

Suresh C. Sharma

Bhiwani Wetland, Haryana on 6th September 09.

Glossy Ibis - there were at least 10.
The pool adjacent to the road was crowed with Ruffs.

There were three nests, this was still occupied, Black Ibis.

Despite drainage of the wetland and hardly any rains in Haryana, Bhiwani Wetland still harbours impression population of water fowl.