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.

Goats and Cranes

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 ??

Four Sarus Cranes over the Wetlands

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.

Returning to a shrinking Home

Do read earlier blogs like URBAN FORESTS ( for close ups of this bird) , WETLANDS & STORKS IN FLIGHT as well to be truly Enchanted.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

50 thoughts on “FOUR RED HEADS”

      1. In here we have a lake that all birds coming there every spring and summer… I want to visit there with Mr. Sixty, I have never been there… I want to live this experience.

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  1. मंजिल की फिक्र किसको ,जुनून परवाज़ है मेरा
    परों में आसमाँ सिमटा,ये तो बस आगाज़ है मेरा

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful message my dear friend. yes have been travelling and the networks are so sketchy and schedules so tight that it is impossible for me to blog . I will however be back ASAP. lots of love

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      1. Thank you Nia. As we age like old machinery parts , our body need repair and replacement. You know it all. Am happy that I will be posting a blog today after the longest gap since i started in 2015.

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