Long time ago a maharaja, who was a passionate hunter, ordered to let the water of a canal to inundate a flat terrain near the town of Bharatpur, not far from Agra, to create a hunting ground. After the abolition of maharajas' privileges in India, the place was declared a National Park, named Keoladeo Ghana. Millions of migrating birds wintered there, the park was included in the UNESCO list and attracted tourist from around the globe. But India is a democratic country, and the well-intentioned vegetarian farmers from the nearby villages struggled to stop the government wasting precious water on the park during the winter, and they had success. The migrating birds had to go elsewhere. During the monsoon, however, it rains as before, the low terrain is inundated, and local birds gather to nest in the park.
В первые дни муссона аисты-разини строят и чинят гнезда.
In the first days of the monsoon the open-billed storks build or repair the nests.
Гнезда близко друг от друга, и хозяева часто выясняют отношения.
The nests are close to each other, and the birds interact frequently.
Среди других птиц парка Кеоладео Гхана - индийская сизоворонка.
Among the other birds of Keoladeo Ghana is the Indian Roller.
Змеешейка и священные ибисы.
Darter and Ibises.