On 15th Jan, we planned a Photo-Walk to Okhla Bird Sanctuary with Adobe friends. This Photo Journey shares some of the main experiences of Okhla Bird Sanctuary and few basic tips about planning a visit to this place near Noida. let's check out more photographs & know more.
The Okhla Bird sanctuary is near Noida and there are enough water-birds. In 1990, an area of 3.5 square kilometres on the river Yamuna was notified as a bird sanctuary by the Uttar Pradesh government under the Wildlife Protection Act of India. The most prominent feature of the sanctuary is the large lake created by damming the river, which lies sandwiched between Okhla village towards the west and Gautam Budh Nagar towards the east.
We left from office at 8:00 am in the morning and reached this place by 8:15am. While going from center from the Noida, we crossed Mahamaya flyover and then took first right cut after flyover. Okhla Bird Sanctuary gate is just in front of this cut only.
It was very foggy in the morning which created more excitement and a little disappointment :). Overall, most of us were not much worried about the these things as everyone was geared up to faces such challenges. After just entering into the sanctuary we saw huge water body on our left. There were plenty of birds in these water ponds. Space inside was very clean and impressive. None of us were expecting such experience and now we know a good option around Noida for quick walk or fun.
There is a well maintained road surrounded by green areas and birds whistling all around. A wonderful environment and fog added more value to it. More than bird photography, this place gave us opportunities to try landscapes.
There is an entry fees of 30 Rs per person and 100 rs for car entry.
After getting inside, we chose to walk with cameras and cars were parked. Ideal place to park cars inside Okhla Bird Sanctuary is near Banyan tree from where we can go to different machans for bird-watching in deep areas of the sanctuary and high grass birds.
Okhla Bird Sanctuary is spread over 4 square kilometer and situated on entrance of Noida. While visiting any bird sanctuary, keeping silence if the golden rule and the birders say keeping your ears open is more important than keeping eyes in action.
While going to such places, it's extremely important to respect the environment and try not to disturb birds. Towards the end, some of us unknowing made the birds feel about some danger around and all of them flew away to another place in the sanctuary. View looked beautiful but it's something that should be avoided and specially photographers should be more careful about their movements.
Another tip is to wear dull colors and avoid vibrant shades, as birds get scared by seeing vibrant shades around.
Here is the awesome group of Photographers, who joined for the Photo-Walk and made it a most enjoyable one.