Friday, March 21, 2008

The Demoiselle Cranes of Kheechan

Thousands of Demoiselle Cranes flock to the small village of Kheechan every winter. Drawn here by the protection offered by the villagers and the huge quantities of grain scattered for them daily, it offers a great opportunity to watch these beautiful birds from close. Kheechan is about 140 kms from Jodhpur and 7 kms from the small town of Phalodi


The Demoiselle Cranes of Kheechan, March 2008

They let you come close, but that is only upto a point

At the village water body for a drink

Village boys scatter grain for the visitors...

...And an unconcerned motorcyclist drives past many unconcerned cranes

2 comments:

Dumuro said...

See here or here

Ramanujam said...

One more reason why I am in love with Rajasthan...