Found these lovely creatures in Rani Ki Talao, Ambala Cantt. The common moorhen looks like a duck species while in water, rather similar to the Eurasian Coot ...
|Common Moorhen at Ambala, Haryana|
But when it is foraging at the water's edge, the feet make it clear that it is a hen species :)
Then there were these ducks which were visible only on close scrutiny. Looked absolutely lovely, and I had to search for the name of the lesser whistling duck or teal in the net. Wish I had stayed a bit longer to let them feel at ease for more pictures ...
|Lesser Whistling Duck at Ambala|
Another pair looked quite comfy at the far end of the pond
Finally, the white breasted water hen, with her chicks in tow at another end of the pond
|White breasted water hen at Ambala|
There were a few of the red wattled lapwings around, which are quite common in Northern India. This one seemed just a little concerned by my approach, but not unduly alarmed. Peace be to them!
|Red wattled lapwing, Ambala|