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Old 10th March 2010, 13:21   #31
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Yes i was there a year ago

few pics that i had clicked

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Old 10th March 2010, 13:40   #32
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Here are some more, but unfortunately i am not able to identify one small bird (seeking help from SPARKled).


Another Pelican family on tree top
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Another island (where i spotted peacock)
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Asian openbill stork family
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Asian openbill stork
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I think its a plover
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Little cormorant
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Another painted stork posed for my shot
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Black Capped Night Heron hiding inside
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A peacock spotted inside one island
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This island is near to te shore where boating starts, its full of bats hanging like some bags
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Old 10th March 2010, 14:01   #33
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This place seems to be heaven for bird photographers.

I guess during your trip, most of the birds were resting. I see very few of the birds in motion.
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I guess you wanted the Id on the Plover right? Yes it is a Stone Plover alright.
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Old 10th March 2010, 15:22   #35
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This place seems to be heaven for bird photographers.

I guess during your trip, most of the birds were resting. I see very few of the birds in motion.
Yeah! Birds were flying from one side to other but as you said not so many. Most of them were taking rest in their nests.

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I guess you wanted the Id on the Plover right? Yes it is a Stone Plover alright.
Thanks again. Its a great stone plover (also known as great stone curlew).
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Old 10th March 2010, 18:23   #36
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Here are the last snaps from Ranganaithittu, one hour boat journey finished by 10AM and we roamed once through the garden enjoying the breeze. It started getting hot as sun already started looking us directly, 10:40Am we started to Mysore zoo with a happy heart fully satisfied with the experience we had in the sanctuary.

Another croc
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Found this croc sunbathing far from the shore
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Ariel view of Ranganaithittu
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A dried bunch
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Old 10th March 2010, 19:38   #37
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Jacs,
Which Camera you are using. Some of the shots are really good.
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Pictures keep getting better and better esp. the painted stork.
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Jacs,
Which Camera you are using. Some of the shots are really good.
Its a 3 year old Fuji Finepix S5600 not a pro SLR

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Pictures keep getting better and better esp. the painted stork.
Thanks ampere. This is my first attempt with birds, now got fascinated to birding after this 1 hour trip.
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Very good photos. Some photos are Excellent!

Waiting for the next lot.

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An excellent travelogue JACS. I am planning to go to Ranganthittu this Sunday with family after reading your travelogue.
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Excellent travelouge especially the snaps. It reminds me of the visit i made to Ranaganathittu sanctuary in May 2007. Hmm I forgot to take the camera along with me.
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Very good photos. Some photos are Excellent!

Waiting for the next lot.

CLJ
Thanks! Sorry to say we reached the end of Ranganaithittu snaps but few more mysore snaps are there.

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An excellent travelogue JACS. I am planning to go to Ranganthittu this Sunday with family after reading your travelogue.
Thanks! You should make it ASAP since these migratory birds are there only for limited period. Reach as early as possible (target 8AM).

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Excellent travelouge especially the snaps. It reminds me of the visit i made to Ranaganathittu sanctuary in May 2007. Hmm I forgot to take the camera along with me.
Thanks! You missed a fortune by not carrying the cam.
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Reached Mysore zoo after 11:30AM but being a weekend it was very crowded with school children and large groups. Parking itself was very tight and somehow managed to park the car. Got an offer from a guy to get the car washed for 50 bucks, i admitted without any bargain since the car was really dirty without any shower from past two weeks. Had sugarcane juice and proceeded to the ticket counter, our fellow BHPian KESriram has advised me to take the cart ride instead of walking since my inlaws are also there. Cart is similiar to a golf cart, battery operated and costs 60 per head for a complete round. But its really worth paying, else Mysore zoo is so large that you will have to walk in sun for atleast 2 hours.

Have not clicked much since most of the animals are caged, some of the snaps are here. Especially the Gorilla and the African Elephant was amazing.

White tiger was taking a nap!
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The Gorilla
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The Zebra
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The Rhino
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Indian Elephant and calf
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African Elephant
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This is the Zoo cart which carried us
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Croc!
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Gharials
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Reached Mysore zoo after 11:30AM but being a weekend it was very crowded with school children and large groups.
Yes, Mysore zoo is flooded with school children on weekends.

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Parking itself was very tight and somehow managed to park the car. Got an offer from a guy to get the car washed for 50 bucks, i admitted without any bargain since the car was really dirty without any shower from past two weeks.
This guy was doing the washing with the parking compound? Never encountered such guys. May be they approach only the ones who need their service.
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