A foggy trip to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
For two entire winters, we have been planning to visit Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. It is quite close by, just about 15 kms from our place on the Gurgaon-Farrukh Nagar Road and is known to become the home of a great many migratory birds during the cold days,
We set out at 8 AM on a rare, sunny Sunday last December, hoping to spend a nice hour in the sanctuary by the lakeside and catch glimpses of the winged beauties. But the moment, we crossed NH8, we got covered with a thick blanket of fog. Determined to make the trip and hoping the weather would improve once we reach our destination, we drove on, excruciatingly slowly and in near-zero visibility.
We reached the sanctuary at 10 AM, after an hour and half more than what it would have otherwise taken. As our luck would have i, the whole place was shrouded in white mystery even in that hour. So we returned with only a few foggy pictures.
The white blankness is supposed to be a big lake with tons of birds on a good day
What we could have spotted, on a good day
The trail leading to nowhere
Tall trees – a rare sight in the city of Gurgaon
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All images have been taken by me with my Nikon D5100 AF-S 18-55mm VR lens and cannot be copied by anybody for any purpose whatsoever without my permission.