Bird Watching at Siruthavur
I had planned to visit some "unconventional" place for Bird Watching near Chennai. Quite similar to what I had explored earlier this year. I inquired with a few people and I was informed about Siruthavur, which is about 5 kms or so off the Old Mahabalipuram Road.
I along with 3 more friends set out early on the morning before Christmas and reached the OMR around 6:30 AM. We searched for the place and to my pleasant surprise found it in the same route that we took last time for bird watching, and numerous times before for bike trips. Only that we had to take a small deviation from the route we took the last time to reach the Siruthavur lake and the adjoining forest.
Following are the birds that we spotted here.
Green Bee Eater
Indian Peafowl (Peacock). Never expected this one there.
The highlight of the day, according to me, was the spotting of the Peacocks and White-eyed Buzzard.
There are also opportunities for some good macro photography for people who are interested in that. This place is worth visiting another time and if we can spend more time, we can spot more birds.
Frog Pic is amazing... Wonderful catch.
Thanks Yuvika and Sathish.
Good Write up....it's short and good...gives us the feeling to go this place for sure...
@Sharan: We will plan one day. It is in the same route we took the other day
Bird watching is such a fabulous pastime. Nice captures.
happy new year :)
Thanks Ramakrishnan and Joshidaniel
isnt it a gr8 joy to explore outside the 'prescribed' areas and discover bird havens :)
luved the 1st in-flight pic
That is a very true statement Sandeep! Thanks for the support..
Beautiful pictures! Looking at these birds makes me wanna go there in Siruthavur and see them for myself... including that camouflaged frog.
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