Monday, January 10, 2011

A day with birds

A dream come true for me! Yes, this is my first ever visit to a bird sanctuary.

Ranganathittu is located in Mandya district of Karnataka.
Going back to its history, it was declared a Bird Sanctuary on 1st July 1940 by the then Maharaja of Mysore at the instance of Dr. Salim Ali, who visited the area during his survey of birds.

This is made up unconnected islets. It is here that the migratory birds begin to arrive in December, lay eggs, breed and finally move back with their young ones somewhere in August.
Their origin is traced out to be as far as Siberia, Australia.
Here are few lucky ones i could catch on our boat ride near those islets.

Gang of Storks

Thats me with Anju

Cormorant attacking its prey


Painted Stork

Cormorant waiting for comrade

Spoonbill on flight


geethanjali said...

wow re wat a perfect timing.very beautiful

nanditha said...

Thanks Geet.I have tried many of the photography skills out of which few are successful. These are the lucky ones.