Srirangapatna picture post – Part 2

athato…

Welcome to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna!

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Ok, lets take a short photo tour of this beautiful sanctuary.  In the picture above, you would see a notice-board on the far right. That contains a nice message for mankind. Hold on for a short while. We’ll come back to it later…

This day that we visited the sanctuary, they had just reopened the boating facility, which had been suspended for a month or so due to heavy rains. So this was  the first day that boats were plying into the river here… We hired a boat to ourselves, and were soon on our way.

And now, picture this….

Wasn’t that beautiful!

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Soon, we were some distance down the river. All around us, were marshes, trees, and birds… Every branch of every tree, a special perch for a special bird…

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Up on top of the trees, surveying their paradise on earth, the birds looked around….

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One more view… The dry leaves of some trees reflected a nice gold-rust color as the Sun shone gently…

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Was it all birds?

No! Here, basking in the sun, is a marsh crocodile! Croc color camouflaging well on the rock-perch! Can you spot the croc?

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Ok! Hold on.. Here’s a close up of the croc. On the rocks!

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Coming back to the birds…

Couple of close-ups… One..

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And two….

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Ok! That was a quick photo tour! Hope you liked it.

Now, here’s a close-up of the  notice-board at the entrance of the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary… Its a quote from the renowned ornithologist, Dr Salim Ali. the ‘Birdman of India’!… Savor it…

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2 Responses to “Srirangapatna picture post – Part 2”

  1. rajagopal sukumar Says:

    Nice pics Kamesh. Loved the birds. The croc is very well camouflaged. Took me a while to figure out.

  2. gkamesh Says:

    Thanks Sukumar!

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