This trip was part of my first trip of 2014. We covered 3 birding spots in Rajasthan and Bharatpur was first location.
We reached Bharatpur by train, left our luggage at clock room of railway station and left for Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Sanctuary is located around 5kms from Railway station. We took an Auto-Rickshaw (Rs90) to reach Bird Sanctuary.
Sanctuary can be explored on foot or by bicycle. The sanctuary administation provides the option of hiring a bicycle or cycle Rickshaw. We hired bicycles(Rs 50 for 6 hours) and a Guide(Rs500 for 6 hours). In the beginning we didnt want to hire a guide, however they convinced us by promising to help us spotting Owls and NightJars. So if you are visiting don't believe any claims of Guide.
Sanctuary is pretty big and takes more than one day(Dawn to Dusk) to cover the sanctuary.
Following are the images that I have captured at the Sanctuary:
Pair of Yellow footed green pigeon.
Most commonly found being at this sanctuary
A monitor lizard basking in sun
A Northern Showler male in flight
A Common Teal male in flight
A Rosy Pelican in flight
A blue Bull male grazing away
A Cormorant in flight
A Common Teal female in flight
Pair of Spot billed duck
A RedStart male
Little Cormorant in flight
Sleepy Night Heron
Standing pretty, a Blue Throat
Upclose and personal with a Monitor lizard
Juvenile Rock Phython basking in the sun
Checking out the scent
Cautious Indian Jackal
A female Redstart
Ferruginous Duck male and female
Painted Stork in flight
A Whistling Duck closeup
A Whistling duck in flight
Lake full of Pintails flying away from Marsh Harrier