Sunday, January 27, 2013

Next year... Gujarat Series


Charakhla


We set out from Porbandar really early in the morning to make it to Charakhla by daybreak. Enroute, in the predawn sky we saw hundreds of mainly Demoiselle cranes off to their foraging grounds …. There were few Common cranes and their flocks were much smaller, no more than 12 to 15.  The Demoiselle flocks numbered upwards of 50 sometimes up to a 100! No pics of those due to the light conditions.
We entered Charakhla through Madhi and relying on our Google research, chose the bund we wanted to drive on… This is the spectacle that met our eyes…….

Most photographs are courtesy my partner...


Gulls at the salt pans


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Seems snowed in !!


Dalmatian Pelican


Greater Flamingoes


Little stint


Rosy or Great White pelicans


Yellow Wagtail




Heuglin's Gulls


Black necked Grebes


Slender Billed Gull


Black necked Grebe


Greater Flamingo


Pied Avocet


Grey Heron


Pied Avocet


Turtle


Curlew Sandpiper


Demoiselle Cranes


Painted Stork