Saturday, July 9, 2016

Malyadi Bird Sanctuary

Malyadi is a small village just 24 kms from Udupi. It has been home for both large congregation of resident birds. One can also see lot of migratory birds here. Over the years number of birds visiting this  place us increasing steadily. This has prompted the people in developing it is bird sanctuary.



This place, spread over 1.5 sq. kms, is actually an abandoned clay query. Since then it has become a marshland as excessive rain water got accumulated in this land. 



The flora and fauna differs from what is found locally. This may be one of the reasons for the birds showing interest here. You can see migratory birds coming here during the winter time and leave before the first monsoon rains.



One can see numerous birds here. To name a few – Whistiling Teals, Purple Moorhen, White Ibis, Comb duck, Carmorants and Darters.

15 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

It's wonderful that this place has been made into a bird sanctuary. Great shots of the birds and I hope you have a lovely weekend

sandyland said...

great love the word sanctuary

Al said...

What a beautiful place - it must be wonderful hiking around it.

Phil Slade said...

Its encouraging to hear that locals see it as a positive. I hope you can adopt the quarry as your local patch.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful collection Rajesh, it look like it is a great place to visit.

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing these fine birds.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice place, thanks for sharing.

Jeevan said...

Good to see a bloom of bird sanctuary while marshlands destroying in other ends. Beautiful shots!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Good on the people for turning an abandoned quarry into a bird sanctuary!
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jandi said...

Beautiful birds!

Mary Cromer said...

How wonderful, now a bird sanctuary...

Yogi Saraswat said...

Over the years number of birds visiting this place us increasing steadily.Good sign for this beautiful place !!

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purba chakraborty said...

Wonderful pictures :)