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Sewer & Waste Water Treatment Plant, Indirapuram

Owner Harshit Singh

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Comments

GBBC-2014 and BBD2014-DL-26
The plant is smelly and a seemingly forsaken place which however is alive with a lot of water bird life. The numbers of Black Winged Stilts have risen in this place since I last put a count on them at 22 back in 2012. However, I would have my concerns about the condition of birds here. Their plumage is dull and the birds do not look as good as I'ld find them in some sanctuary. It is probably the effect of the location and the degraded water quality of the plant and the nearby Hindon Canal where these birds seemingly feed.
I stationed myself on one of the tank walls and arsed there for a while before taking a position closer to the Stilts and arsing again for a count on them and the nests of Black Kites there .
There have been others birds that I have seen at this site but they werent present here this time. Probably because of the Heavy fog today or because they have moved away.
They include: Little Egrets, a pair of Black Headed Ibis, Indian Peafowl, Black Drongos and a Little Cormorant which roosts at the tank , even though it feeds quite far up and down the nearby Canal.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Feral

  2. Number observed: 52

    Comments: The flock roosts within a clump of trees and a rainwaterm pong situated beside the sewer tanks and bask on the tank walls at Dawn and Dusk.

    Breeding Code: FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 3 49
  3. Number observed: 4
    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Numerous nests seen at location even though only 2 individuals were present.

    Breeding Code: NE Nest with Eggs (Confirmed)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 2
  7. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: DD Distraction Display (Confirmed)
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 1