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Recently we stumbled upon a Bird Sanctuary only 35 kilometres from our Village.

 

The top picture suggests it may contain a rookery for Open-beak Storks.

 

 

I didn't have the best camera equipment to create close-up images, so will plan a return trip for the near future...

Bird Sanctuary

Refuge

Recently we stumbled upon a Bird Sanctuary only 35 kilometres from our Village.

 

The top picture suggests it may contain a rookery for Open-beak Storks.

 

 

I didn't have the best camera equipment to create close-up images, so will plan a return trip for the near future...

Bird Sanctuary

comments (11)

How wonderful! These are so lovely - I'll await your return!
Lovely music.
Ray: From my quick look, Elizabeth, it looked like mostly waders...storks, herons, egrets...but there might be others there, too.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Mar 2018, 05:56
Bel endroit pur tous ces oiseaux
Ray: Il semble que ce soit un endroit idéal pour les oiseaux, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Mar 2018, 07:16
It's an odd thing to say, let alone think, but they all look very happy and contented in your shot. Maybe this is toad-heaven, so under those circumstances they would be..
Ray: Yes...it is easy to imagine these storks are smirking as the contemplate their good fortune to have this refuge, Chris...they are hunted for food in some other places.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Mar 2018, 07:34
Oh, so many storks! I hope there are enough frogs for them.
Ray: These are Open-beak Storks, Philine, and their main food is snails...but, there seems to be plenty for them.
Superbe découverte ..on va attendre le retour vers cet endroit
Bonne journée
Ray: Je m'attends à avoir du temps pour une visite plus longue, avec un meilleur équipement, dans un mois ou deux, Claudine.
Good idea to go back as I imagine you will get some great snaps
Ray: I should be able to get a few close-ups of the birds, Bill.
What a great find and so close to home. It looks like the bill gets bigger with age as deduced from that top shot. I would love this place.
Ray: I believe you are correct about the beaks, Mary...these youngsters don't yet have full-sized ones, and they do not have the open part that is especially for gripping snail shells.
I guess you might become a regular visitor with it being so near to home.
Ray: I am too busy to be a frequent visitor to this place, Brian...but will try to visit occasionally.
this species of storks has a bit more stubbier beak than what i would have imagined, Ray. will look forward to your shots from this place in the future.
Ray: Most of these critters are youngsters, Ayush, and their beaks are not yet fully grown.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Mar 2018, 17:01
What a wonderful find. They appear to have their beaks shut, though.
Ray: Nothing to say, I suppose...many politicians could do well to learn from this, eh!
Great shots, Ray - best camera or not! smile
Ray: Thank you, Tom...I had the right camera but the wrong lens...the 24-105 is a fine walkabout lens but a little limited when it comes to wild birds.

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