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Hyderabad, AP, India
I used to be a bit of a drifter, still am partly, but life is getting more and more organized recently due to a special someone. I love playing and watching cricket, I have recently realised that I have a very big interest in wildlife and birding. I work for a blue chip company. I am well and truly blessed! No complaints there :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

ICRISAT - First visit :)

This sunday I got a chance to visit the ICRISAT campus for the first time ever along with Ashok. It turned out to be a very rewarding experience. After Bharatpur, this is the place where I have seen the most variety of birds. And to think this is not even a bird sanctuary. ICRISAT is well spread out and has well laid dirt roads which take one very close to where the actual action is. I managed to capture a Red wattled lapwing chick at fairly close range. That was a first for me. I also managed to catch a strange and mesmerizing contest between a wool necked stork and a kite looking to steal the former's breakfast. It was an awesome and noisy event as you can imagine.

ICRISAT also has some real stunning landscapes. I hope to do more justice to that over the monsoons when the lights are a bit kinder for my liking. So, without much further ado, here are the pics . . .

Please leave comments and let me know what you like and what you think could be better!

Here is a link of where you can find ICRISAT in Hyderabad. Awesome place for birding, but you need official help to get in . . .

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