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Enjoying some very special birds in India

Some Indian wildlife can be very easy to see, for example these juvenile Painted Storks in the centre of town!

Painted stork juveniles

Others were clearly very used to people...

Ruth and Nilgai

Ruth gets up close and personal with a Nilgai

For other species you need to visit special places, such as the Black Buck Sanctuary at Velavadar.

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Handsome male Black Buck at home in the Black Buck Sanctuary grasslands

This Rufous-tailed Lark posed for its portrait...

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Confiding Rufous-tailed Lark

... while this striking Painted Francolin was a very good find in the edge of the grass

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Painted Francolin really lives up to its name

On the road to our next destination, we encountered all kinds of sights and spectacles, including this cow taking full advantage of a truck stop.

Cow and truck

Meals on wheels?

We started out in the early morning for a very special bird, one of our most-wanted for the trip. We waited quietly in great anticipation...

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... and were rewarded with great views of a very special bird indeed!

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Grey Hypocolius goes on The Biggest Twitch list

At the appropriately named 'Bird Rock' we encountered three species of wheatear in quick succession: Desert, Variable and Red-tailed Wheatear.

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Red-tailed Wheater was quite unfazed by our telescopes and cameras

We rounded off our fabulous birding day with a very close encounter with an Eagle Owl!

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Eagle Owl watches us as we watch him

What a day! And there was more to come....


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