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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo National Park – where killing fields made way for a sanctuary (birding, travel, photo tips)

Lesser Whistling Ducks cosy up in Bharatpur

Lesser Whistling Ducks cosy up in Bharatpur – this species is often confused with the Fulvous, but can be identified by a dark crown (head) and chestnut rump

It’s awfully loud, definitely above legally permissible sound limits. Yet, none of the spectators complain, their eyes focused on those causing the ruckus. These aren’t school boys in a fist-fight, or riot police battling crowds. They are young painted storks in Keoladeo National Park (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) who’re voicing their hunger, excitement, and perhaps disapproval of each other’s behaviour.

Perched close to one another, they might remind you of Jungle Book’s lovable vultures. Read More

Chinese fishing net Ashtamudi sunrise

Caught in the net at Ashtamudi

Ashtamudi Lake in Kerala offers one of the best backwaters experience that the South Indian state is so well known for.  Part of a river with little or no current, the backwaters lie parallel to the Arabian Sea Coast – an environment conducive to fishing.… Read More