|My best picture of the elusive Great Indian Bustard!!|
My binoculars needed zoom lenses! The solitary male Great Indian Bustard (GIB) that ponderously walked across the grassland was almost a kilometer away. But the very fact that I would see one in the wild(?) was a cause for celebration. Not that it gave the camera any joy, but hey you have to leave something for next time, n'est ce pas?
|Blackbuck at Nannaj|
|Pair of Scaly Breasted Munias|
|Late evening sun at Nannaj|
|Grey Backed Shrike|
People to meet
Mr. Bhagwat Mhaske, guide with the Forest department. He's been at Nannaj for more than 20 years and what he doesn't know about the place isn't worth knowing. He's sen groups of more than 20 individuals less than 20 years ago, and he hopes that this beautiful bird can breed again and restore its numbers to more stable (and less precarious) levels.