Spotted a Spot- Bill Duck  in a Spot.

Surprise, Surprise saw this wonderful Feathered Friend in the Midst of a Bustling City.

No Zoo, No Aviary, it was Free but I think in a Spot in a Lily Pond in Sarus Baug, Pune, India.

“The Saras Baug  is a Garden ( Baug is Garden in Marathi)  in the Heart of the City of the Peshwas, Pune.

It was at one time home to Sarus Cranes ( do check out a 13 month old  blog titled  ONE, NO TWO, OH THREE, SORRY IT’S A PARTY OF FOUR  to see these Gracious Birds) .

There is a Lovely Ganesha  Temple in Saras Baug which dates back to the time of the Peshwas in the 18th century.”

lily pond surprise
All Alone in a Lily Pond

Looking Straight at me showing the Distinctive Spots or was it asking for Help ??

“It was amazing to see a Solitary Spot Bill in Pune which I happened to recognized from a  recent trip to Lakshman Sagar in Rajasthan .( do read up previous blogs titled CURATIVE NATURE,CUMIN & ONION BLOOMS etc  to see the difference in terrain)

Though it was only at Saras Baug that I was able to appreciate the wonderous coloured Spots of this Lovely Bird. ” 

Watch, I Can Walk on Water

The Indian Spot Billed Duck is native to the Indian Subcontinent, though some subspecies migrate from the Colder North during the Winters  in Russia.

The Indian Spot Billed Duck has relatives in North America as well but they do not have the brightly orange coloured Spots at the base of the Bill .”

Notice the Coloured Feathers on the side, they seem to have changed Colour. ( Blue in the Featured Image and Green in the picture below)

At first I thought the Duck was a Statue

Am travelling and all know it is not so easy to post a Blog on the Move.

However was so excited to see The Indian Spot-Bill Duck ( English), Anas poecilorhyncha     ( Scientific name) that am rushing to share my Joyful Surprise through this blog.

Promise to add more, till then enjoy the Beautiful Spots. I hold good to my promise and all in italics within inverted commas is the addition to the original blog.

“An amateur like me however fails to detect if the Solitary Duck is Mr Spot Bill or Ms Spot Bill. It is unusual to see Ducks on their own and I think this lovely specimen with the characteristic Orange Legs has been left behind by the Flock.






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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

27 thoughts on “SPOTTED”

  1. Oh how I love this one. Thank you so much for sharing this. He reminds me of a wood duck we have here. The spot on their side is blue in one direction of light and green when coming in from another. You share great and beautiful images from life’s amazing gifts. Thank you for that.

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