Sunday, 26 January 2014

Bird watching at Kavadi-Pat, Pune

Along with Pashan and Veer Dam, Kavadi-Pat is another place to spot numbers of scrubland and wetland birds. It’s a small Village near Pune city. The place is skirting but best place to see Ducks closely. This is my practice ground for photography along with Pashan Lake. I visit this place twice in month.

About Kavadi-Pat:
Kavadi is a small village at about 20 Km from Pune which is full of water birds. There is a small bridge on water body from where you can spot birds on both sides.

To reach at Kavadi-Pat, route is Pune- Swargate – Pune-Solapur highway – Do not take Pune-Saswad road – Cross first Toll on Highway - Continue to drive slowly after toll – Drive for around 500m – Watch out for Manali Resort – After Manali Resort take first left turn – There is hotel 9th Mile / Milestone 9 after you entered in Len - Fallow the same road – cross Railway line – Drive till end to reach Kavadi-pat.

Common Teal
Common Teal

 Dec 2013 - Jan 2014: Kothrud to Kavdi-Pat (Distance is approx. 30 km)
Good time to visit this place is from Dec to Feb end and early in the morning from 7 am to 11 am. You can walk across a small narrow bridge to get a better view of the birds but be careful as the bridge does not have railings and you have an occasional two wheeler ride across the bridge. My advice will be to walk along the river side for better view of birds and photographs.

Do Not Disturb them just to have a nice click. I have seen a lot of people (Mainly beginners) approach directly towards birds.

I enjoyed photography there and treat to eye to watch their activity in early morning.

I don't know what to write more on Kavadi-Pat so I will post list of birds which you can see in Kavadi-pat.

Little Grebe 
Grey Wagtail 
Indian Robin 
Spot-Billed Duck 
Yellow Wagtail 
Little Ringed Plover 
Ruddy Shelduck
Cattle Egret 
Pied Bushchat
Common Teal 
Rock Dove 
Common Tailorbird 
Northern Shoveller
House Sparrow 
Black-Winged Stilt
Lesser Whistling Duck 
House Crow 
Purple Moorhen 
Oriental Magpie Robin 
Black Kite 
Glossy Ibis
White-Breasted Waterhen
Shikra
Jungle Babbler 
Common Moorhen
Indian Peafowl
Spoonbill Stork 
Common Kingfisher 
Greater Coucal
Openbill stork
White-Breasted Kingfisher 
Laughing Dove 
Black Drongo
Pied Kingfisher 
Long-Tailed Shrike 
Common Myna 
Little BlueKingfisher
Scaly-Breasted Munia
Brahminy Myna 
Spotted Fantail Flycatcher
Indian Hawk Cuckoo 
Pied Harrier 
Little Green Bee-Eater
River Tern 
Red-Rumped Swallow 
Pale-Billed Flowerpecker
White Wagtail 
Red Avadavat
Rose-Ringed Parakeet 
Indian Roller 
Little Egret 
Red-Vented Bulbul 
Purple Sunbird 
Grey Heron 
Red-Whiskered Bulbul 
Little Cormorant 
Pond Heron
Purple-Rumped Sunbird
Indian Cormorant 

Oriental Honey Buzzard 
Common Sandpiper 

White-Eyed Buzzard
Wood Sandpiper 


Below are snaps taken during my various visits to Kavadi-Pat.
Sandpiper
Sandpiper

Common Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher

Spot billed duck
Reflection - Spot billed duck

It's Yoga Time - Spot Bill Duck
It's Yoga Time - Spot Bill Duck

Meri aawaj hi meri pahachan hai - Spot Bill Duck

Yello Wagtail
Yello Wagtail

Brahminy Duck a.k.a. Ruddy Shelduck
Brahminy Duck a.k.a. Ruddy Shelduck

Common Teal Female, Common Teal Male, Northern Shoveler (From Left to Right)

Common Teal Male
Common Teal Male

Common Teal Female
Common Teal Female

Brahminy Duck
Brahminy Duck

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Northern Shoveler in flight
Northern Shoveler in flight

Brahminy Duck in Flight
Brahminy Duck in Flight

Spot Bill Duck
Spot Bill Duck

I will try to upload more and more travel blogs. Thanks for reading this Travel Blog.

Pritesh Kulkarni
Pune

18 comments:

  1. Amazing Photography. Well Done Pritesh..

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  2. It is your skill that you are finding such spots and visiting without fail. Keep it on. Nice pics.

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  3. Every time I read your blogs find the places interesting and wish to go to the places immediately.
    Very well conveyed information Pritesh...
    -Parul

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      Pritesh Kulkarni

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  4. Very interesting. Before visiting this blog, I was not aware of this. Will surely plan to visit soon! Thanks for sharing!
    - Mahesh

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  5. visited this place today..it was good experience.!!

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  6. lovely pics, thanks you for information.

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  7. lovely pics, thank you for the information

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  8. Awesome pics dude....thanks for the blog ..it will help us as we are visiting this place shortly...
    Regards,
    Manali Abhyankar from Dombivli

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  9. Hi priteshji,
    I went yesterday there.
    Found quite of few birds, as you added above in images.
    But most of wedders have moved due to water-hyacinth plus garbage issue.

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  10. Very nice photos. I went to Kavadi-Pat last Friday and enjoyed seeing and photographing a lot of birds with an experienced bird photographer. Punekars are fortunate to have such an amazing place to visit so close to the city.

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