This post is just a bunch of pictures I took during a short trip to Keoldeo National Park, Bharatpur. Most people just call it Bharatpur bird sanctuary. It is not a big place but apparently it had a lot of wildlife including leopards which have disappeared from the park. British and their slave rajas did a lot to kill too much of wildlife. There are numerous pictures with a bunch of white sahibs and brown sahibs with carcasses of thousands of birds in front of them. Local people are doing their best to carry on the unfinished work of past generations in other ways. According to some ornithologists and avid bird watchers we met, the park is steadily losing it’s population of flora and fauna. Shoddy work by park management, human interference and a lot of other factors are to blame. I don’t know names of most birds I saw and I certainly don’t remember all the names our guide told us. So I am just looking up names on internet and making a best guess. There are quite a few pictures with no description because I can’t find exact name of the bird. I’ll update whenever I have correct information.
All of these pictures were shot using a old Tamron 200-400 mm lens on a Nikon D7100 body without any tripod.
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus). These seemed to be much more used to people than most other birds. They’d commonly stroll up and take food