I am no Henry David Thoreau but every pond of Haryana is a Walden Pond. There is no Ganga in Haryana, but every water irrigation channel is as sacred as the holy river to me. Nature dresses and undresses my countryside. Every outing is a new illustrated chapter of live birds. My aim is to write my experiences as a birdwatcher's journey in his neighbourhood. And this should be true for other states as well.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Drain Number Eight
Grey Herons quite common in Drain Number Eight. Little Heron is an uncommon resident breeder in the trees of Drain Number Eight. Painted Stork is a fairly common bird in and around Drain Number Eight.
This is Diversion Drain Number 8 near Kharkhoda, Sonepat, Haryana. I began my birding here. In Sonepat district itself, it runs about 70 kms and then discharges into the Yamuna river.
Lot of birds in all seasons.
These two photographs were taken in December 2008.