Here are the only animals which pay to gawp at, disturb, and sometimes kill, other animals:
The new signboard is getting ready, but as of now, seems to be "on the rocks"!
Also "on the rocks" are some very interesting denizens of this riverine environment...beware of putting your hand in the water, you might need to go to a second-hand shop! refer to the many crocs we saw, in my last post about the B R Temple...
Here are some of the birds....
The PAINTED STORK:
More of them on a tree:
An OPENBILL STORK with lots of leaves in its mouth to build a nest, and a SPOONBILL:
It was a lovely sight to see this BRAHMINY KITE mother and child swooping; the mother kept guiding the young one with a touch of her wing-tips. Flying lessons!
There are always hundreds of FRUIT BATS hanging on the trees:
And here is yours truly, and KM, too (I am afraid that his pictures, shot in raw, may never see the light of day, as the minute he is back home his only thoughts are of his work!)
Pic by amoghavarsha on my S3IS!
Short but nice trip to Ranganathittu!