Saturday, January 7, 2017

Bird's paradise- Okhla Bird Sanctuary





Large grey blabber
Located in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Noida, Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a must see place for all nature lovers, bird watchers and photo enthusiasts.  The sanctuary is spread across four square kilometers with a large water body and several migratory birds that flock here. Advisable to visit the place early morning to see the beautiful birds. As they day progresses, you will be left with lesser birds in sight. The sanctuary has two entrance gates, both without proper parking facility. Car parking is at visitor's risk! Entry fees to the place is Rs 10 each.


Once you enter the premises, it is a straight two kilometers road without turns or curves. This is how the morning Sun welcomed us with bright sunlight and misty breeze.




Human beings don't read signboards. "Do not Litter". "Silence please" boards are often ignored. It hurts to see the insensitivity of human race towards nature. The irony is, the sanctuary is located on the backside of Mayawati's Dalit Park from where loads of plastic waste and noisy generators pollute the place. Such is a peaceful coexistence of humans!

I was able to capture few images with great difficulty. It takes patience and some scolding to noisy visitors in order to win the birds' trust and then take their pictures. 
Siberian Stonechat female

Ashy Prinia

Red Vented Bulbul


Black Drango

Prinia




Jungle Babbler



Did you recognize Vijay Mallya Logo?


Spot Billed Duck




Great Cormorant




Great Egret



Spot Billed Duck






Ringed Parrot

Home to more than 200 species of birds, Okhha Bird Sanctuary is a photographer's delight. If only we could maintain silence & cleanliness, we would be able to see more of them. 
AddressNoida Plaza, N Block, Pocket K, Sector 95, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
Timings- 7am to 5:30pm all days of the week

17 comments:

  1. It is indeed a difficult task to capture birds...superb shots :) what lens did you use?

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    1. Thanks for your comments.Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Telephoto.

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  2. Well written... Amazing pics

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  3. Amazing photography!
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  4. I don't whether I am correct. Great Egret also come to some southern parts of Bhutan during early autumn every year-looks similar to what I have seen. Anyway nice shot bro. Getting photos of moving animals especially birds is very hard by any measure. You did it.

    Keep sharing!

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  5. Great shots :) I was in Noida a while ago. I would have definitely visited this :) But next time. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Thanks Shanx. Try to visit the place early morning to avoid some VERY loud visitors.

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  6. I can imagine how much patience it required to take these photos. But the results are awesome!

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  7. Thanks for the encouraging comment.

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  8. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

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  9. Such a wonderful article. Awesome photography.

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