Chitra’s post on Sankey Tank inspired me to write about Hebbal Lake. And the timing was just perfect, as I had visited the lake only 3 days ago. A bunch of us had gone there to try our luck in photographing birds. We did not find too many birds that day, but still managed to catch a few of them through the camera.
Morning at Hebbal Lake
It was nearly a year since I visited the lake last year. I was surprised to see the changes there. Water Hyacinth had concurred nearly half of the lake surface and if it is left as is for another 6 months, might eat up the entire lake. The walkway to the left of the gate and the gardens have remained intact, though regular maintenance doesn’t seem to be happening.
A Purple Moorhen walks on Water Hyacinth
This spotted dove was just waking up!
The lake is now under renovation work taken up by the Oberoi Group. They have planned recreation facilities in the lake area, including an open air restaurant and boating facilities. It could be a nice thing to have, but these activities unfortunately mean that our feathered friends will have to say good-bye to the lake.