|Large Grey Babbler|
|Indian Spotted Duck|
There variety of species was special and by the end of the day we logged nearly 120 in total. Special species: in no particular order were Black-necked Stork, White-eared Bulbul, Indian Roller, Brahminy Starling, Sarus Crane, Spotted and Collared Owlets and the impressive Dusky Eagle Owl and a self found Orphean Warbler.
As it was getting on we were given a Rickshaw ride back to the entrance, now I’m big but the little fella that was taking Mike and Jack was on a respirator by the time we got to the entrance.
We boarded the coach and Lokesh announced he knew a site for Painted Snipe and that we still had enough daylight left. We travelled through the backstreets of Bharatpur arriving at a sort of man made watercourse, now though, it was little more than a open sewer, I can’t describe it adequately but you could taste it – not pleasant. However, it was good, very good for waders and we saw several species including Marsh Sandpiper, but alas no Painted Snipe.