Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary


During the weekend of June 30, we made a trip to Kabini River Lodge halting in Mysore for a day. We left on Friday afternoon itself, taking half a day off from work.

We reached Ranganathithu Bird Sanctuary by early evening, hoping to catch some bird activity there. It was raining most of the time but luckily during our boat ride the rains had stopped. The density of birds this time wasn’t as much as the last time we had been here in March [view]. The Spoonbills and the River Terns have returned back and the White Ibis have migrated into the bird sanctuary now. The resident birds included the Painted Storks, Openbills, Herons and Darters.

PaintedStorkJuvenile NightHeron

We saw a young crocodile resting on one of the rocks. The boatman Raju took us so close to it that it was hardly a few feet away from us. The thought that it could suddenly spring up and jump at us was pretty scary. We managed to get a few close-up photographs of it.

After the boat ride, we were hoping to see the birds we had seen in the gardens during last time. With the rains though, they were hardly visible. We just caught glimpses of a few of them. On the way back, the clouds and the evening light made the landscape very picturesque.

CrocodilePortrait Crocodile

Finally with dusk setting in, we continued on our journey towards Mysore.

Bird List (in order of sighting)

  • WT Kingfisher
  • RW Bulbul
  • Ashy Prinia
  • WC Barbet
  • Openbill Stork
  • Painted Stork
  • Purple Heron
  • Night Heron
  • Pond Heron
  • Darter
  • Black Headed Ibis
  • Pale Billed Flowerpecker
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Magpie Robin
  • Tailor Bird
  • Purple Rumped Sunbird
  • Red Rumped Swallow
  • White Breasted Waterhen

ButterflyAtRanganathittu Hibiscus-Flower




5 Responses to “Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary”

  1. 1 Anjali
    July 3, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    Your write ups always make such good reading :) nice pics ……..

  2. 2 thoughtsinflight
    July 4, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks Anjali :)

  3. 3 Anonymous
    July 5, 2007 at 11:54 pm

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  4. 4 thoughtsinflight
    July 8, 2007 at 1:36 pm


    We will be trying different themes going forward to match the latest post. Thanks for the feedback.

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