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Jamanagar 2010

In January 2008, I made my first visit to Jamnagar. Do read my report here -> "Jamnagar 2008". Now, two years later, I visited the place again. Nothing much had changed. The "Lake Lakota" area was full of birds, mostly winter visitors!


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Lake Lakota - Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. from Vijay Cavale on Vimeo.

I was also happy to catch up with Arpit Deomurari, Yashodan Bhatia, Mustak Mepani and Chiraj Solanki. Many thanks again folks for all the help!


On the 14th of January, 2010, Kulashekara, Viswanath and myself took a flight out of Bangalore and arrived Jamnagar via Mumbai a bit after noon and were greeted by the ever smiling "Chiku". We ran around Jamnagar from the 14th evening to the 17th evening and visited all the places as mentioned in great detail in my previous report. Narara was truly breathtaking!

Birds were everywhere and I was able to make many "better images" of several species that would replace existing images on "INDIABIRDS"

Please visit www.indiabirds.com to view some of these images:

"BROAD-"BILLED SANDPIPER", "CASPIAN TERN", "CURLEW SANDPIPER", "COMMON POCHARD", "COMMON TEAL", "DALMATIAN PELICAN", "EURASIAN WIGEON", "GREAT CRESTED GREBE", "GLOSSY IBIS", "LESSER FLAMINGO", "NORTHERN SHOVELER", "NORTHERN PINTAIL", "ROCK PIGEON", "DEMOISELLE CRANE".

Lake Lakota
Lake Lakota, Jamnagar.

I was able to add the "SANDERLING", "FERRUGINOUS POCHARD"> and "LITTLE TERN" to my collection!

Narara
Photographing waders at "Narara"!

The one upset we had on this trip was our inability to visit "Pirotan Island", a much recommended place that was high on our wish-list. Though we had planned much in advance we were told that due to the erratic tide timings permission for boats to travel to islands at night was not granted. Instead we had a great time at "Porbandar" a last minute inclusion in our plan!

Great White Pelicans
"Great White Pelicans" at Porbandar.

Demoiselle Crane
A "Demoiselle Crane" lands at Porbander.

We drove from Jamnagar to Porbandar on the 18th Morning. After a three hour drive, we were in the midst of a large number of Great White Pelicans and Demoiselle Cranes!

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Jamnagar & Porbandar from Vijay Cavale on Vimeo.

On the 19th Morning we left Porbandar and drove to Gir (next story!)

Vijay Cavale
January, 2010