The Wetlands near Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India are probably the last Bastion where these extremely Large and Outstanding Red Headed Cranes are found in large numbers.
A flock or family of Sarus Crane ( Scientific Name Grus antigone) seen in flight over the Wetlands in an area irrigated by the Rivers Yamuna and Chambal.
The Sarus Cranes are the Tallest Flying Birds on Planet Earth and native to the Indian subcontinent.
The Wetlands are gradually being eroded and precious Habitat is being lost to Agricultural lands bearing Sugarcane.( can be seen in the backdrop in the picture below).
Soon this family of Four may not have a Home to return to ??
As flocks of different species hover in the skies above , I wonder how one would react if you see your home shrinking with every Setting Sun.
Do read earlier blogs like URBAN FORESTS ( for close ups of this bird) , WETLANDS & STORKS IN FLIGHT as well to be truly Enchanted.