Chhavi and I recently went to Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan. This is the first daughter-mother trip of 2014. I hope we are going to do many more trips this year. We had a good time. This post is a collection of birds from the area.
We stayed at the Tiger Den which is a RTDC hotel. Right at the hotel there were so many birds. Tiger Den is a budget hotel. It is also the Rajasthan Government hotel, it is right next to the park.
While I was clicking this
Brown Long Tailed Shrike with my camera, Chhavi was clicking the same picture with my cell phone. We both would click a picture and then take a stop closer to get a better shot. I have to give her some credit, she was quiet as a mouse and didn’t alarm the bird at all. This picture was also taken at the hotel.
Peacocks are so common at Sariska. A few would roam around the hotel itself. That was a great source of fun for Chhavi. She would try to strike a conversation with them!
The spotted owls were pointed out to us by our young guide Ajay, deep inside the forest. I think all the owls wanted was to sleep and not a jeep full of gawking people. But we were quite a distance away and after a sleepy look they couldn’t be bothered less!
The tigers at Sariska are collared. So there is a point where all the jeeps converge to hear about the wireless reports. The treepies at that spot are so used to human being. Along with bulbuls and jungle babblers they demand food and besiege every new jeep on arrival.
So, some people feed the treepies with their hands. Chhavi gave them wafers but from a distance. I was happier with the camera than trying my hand at feeding them!
Finally this bird was also trying to fly in the hotel corridor. I am wondering where to take her next!
34 thoughts on “Birds at Sariska National Park”
Absolutely lovely post, Mridula. Give me more birds. 🙂
I will try Naveena.
Now , that is a lot of different species of birds put together.:D 🙂
Mridula , the captures are so beautiful & so are the words accompanying them. Each complimenting one another. 🙂
Thank you Nikhil.
What beautiful birds! I have been planning to go to Bharatpur for forever now!
And a lot of this was just from the RTDC hotel at Sariska. Bharatpur is nice.
Such wonderful photos! Great captures.
Thank you Beloo.
Enchanting bird pictures – it is not enough to have a hi tech camera;you should understand the features and know when to use them to bring out incredibly fascinating pics such as this.
Thank you Rama, you are kind.
Lovely pics and write-up.. looks like a visit to this bird haven beckons!
The bird tagged as brown shrike is the Long tailed shrike I think… pl reconfirm…
You are right. I am going to edit it.
Beautiful pictures. 🙂 The peacock is my favorite. 🙂 😀
Thank you Gaurab.
So sweet! I just love the birds! Looking at those lovely captures, a desire to visit Sariska and to stay at RTDC – just to see these birds, is growing within…. 🙂
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Sindhu it is a good place but for us it is nearby as well.
Wow…great clicks and wonderful place to visit.
Thank you Rajesh.
What a sweet last shot!
Thank you Lady Fi.
Beautiful clicks 🙂
Thank you Deepa.
Amazing shots, the timing is what makes it more beautiful, may your hands keep clicking awesomeness 🙂
Amen to that Indiaviolet.
Loved the last one best… Kids make us happiest…
I am okay with birds and their beauty if they don’t threaten with their beaks… !!!
Lovely captures as usual!!
Thank you Preethi. I am also a distant admirer. 😀
lovely clicks of birds, when we went to alwar, we did not get to visit Sariska coz of Court ban on visits at the time…. Me think we need to visit soon!!!
Yes you will enjoy it.
Loved the peacock.Awesome pics .:-)
Thank you so much Nagini.
Nice avian captures!
Thank you Niranjan.
Great photos Mridula, and a great read.
Thank you Barry.