It was worth waking up at 5:30am on a Sunday morning for this – more than 30 varieties of water birds spotted in a single location of half a square kilometer within 45 min! This spot is at “Koradi Lake” a small patch of marsh land about 8km form our home. The most astonishing fact is that it is right besides a busy road!
I have never seen this big a congregation of Purple Moor-hens in a single place. I have a single frame 6mp picture which looks almost like an artists rendition you find in the books, a double page spread used to illustrate flora and fauna of place… I very sorely missed my much awaited TC20e, these birds know that 200mm is too short for them
I did manage to get a lot of pretty dragonflies though – Blue, Striped like a tiger and some which I have not yet put up on the site, again these are taken via the 200mm zoom rather than 105mm Macro – Yeah! crazy!! – Now that the rumours of D50 and D70S are confirmed Swati is keen on a second camera body (perhaps D50 body only will be really cheap), changing lenses in the field is almost impossible.
But no sweat on lost opportunities all the birds we spotted are resident birds the migratory ones are all long gone. It is said that there are at least 3 more sites within and around the city and about ¾ of all the Indian Birds can be spotted right here in Nagpur!
While returning, on recommendation of Jaimesh, we got the most tender mutton from one of the shops there. The lunch was Kheema cooked by Swati using a recipe of her own and hot parathas. There after we watched the 1973 Nasir Hussain classic “Yadon Ki Barat”