Birds and Rickshaws
Spent three hours on a guided tour of Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, a former hunting preserve and now a UNESCO world heritage site. For three hours by bike rickshaw we saw over 60 species of birds, plus an Asian golden jackel, Axis deer, rhesus monkeys and Nilgai (deer). Favorite birds included yellow-legged green parrot, spotted owlet, gray pelican, white-breasted kingfisher, open-billed stork and lots of painted storks. While we enjoyed touring the palaces, forts and monuments, it was great to be back to nature. It is doubtful that we will have access to wifi for the next six days in the National Parks, so don't expect any blogs for a while.