September 11th, 2008

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The Birds on the INW/Mysore trip, and some reptiles, too...

Non-birding types...off you go.... and bird watchers, if you are looking for rare, uncommon birds...off you go...

Some of the birds we spotted in Mysore; first, at the Karanji Lake, a beautiful water body in Mysore town, right next to the Zoo:

One lone SPOT-BILLED PELICAN was alternately swimming and flying around as if to provide photo ops for the INW members:




spot-billed pelican karanji lake Pictures, Images and Photos

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It wasn't shedding crocodile tears, but the baby croc was certainly smiling a crocodile smile, that was lit up by the sunshine!


croc smile Pictures, Images and Photos

More photos...plants, and snaps of Mysore itself...to follow...
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Mysore...some of the sights....

Since the new highway opened up, Mysore is just a couple of hours' non-stop drive away. (But the stops, with each town having a name assigned to it on the highway signs..."silk town Channapatna, historic town Srirangapatna, sugar town Mandya", and so on.... are SO interesting!)

srirangapatna highway sign Pictures, Images and Photos

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A final shot of the beauty of Karanji Lake:


karanji lake 060908 Pictures, Images and Photos