As the boat approached , this beautiful Cormorant got scared and flew away without allowing me to adjust from U1 to U2..would have been a great shot, otherwise
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Nikon D750 & Nikon 24120f4
Morning started with the Sunrise at Teesta Barrage, Gajoldoba, a place well known for the Migratory birds among Nature lovers.
Love the serenity of this place, specially in the morning hours.
Now a Mega Tourism Hub is under construction.
Gajoldoba is a small village on the western side of Teesta River close to the Baikunthapur forest. The village is in the Oodlabari area of Jalpaiguri district. Gajaldoba was famous for the dam on River Teesta that is being created for irrigation of agricultural land of North Bengal. The dam has created a large waterbody upstream which has become home to migratory birds during the winter. The natural beauty of the place with its view of the forest, river and mountain has always attracted tourists and local to the area. The barrage over Teesta river at Gajaldoba is also a major route of road connection between Dooars and Terai area of North Bengal.
Gajaldoba took increased prominence due to the state government initiate to promote mega tourism in the area. An area of more than 200 acres has been demarcated for the purpose and infrastructure is being developed. In the near future, the area is expected to become one of the high end tourist destinations of North Bengal.
The location of Gajaldoba is also quite advantageous. The place can be reached from Siliguri (30 kms, 1 hour) or Jalpaiguri town (40 kms, 1.5 hours). Oodlabari is 20 kms (45 minutes) and Gorumara National Park area is about 26 kms. [ Source – Bengal tourism official site ]
I hired a boat and could get a close view of some of the birds like Yellow-billed egret (Mesophoyx intermedia)
Ferruginous duck ( Aythya nyroca )
flying yellow-billed egret
And not to forget the all important boat
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