We started at 6 AM . Our driver did not know the place and we had to guide him thanks to Google Maps. Soon we realized there was heavy fog and whatever little hope of birding in an unknown territory was about to vanish. We had a few cups of chai at a Dhaba while waiting for the fog to clear before finally making it to Chandlai lake.
When we reached the lake I could see a lot of initial promise with a flock of Black winged stilts welcoming us next to the road.
Rajasthan is known for its Babool trees and here is an Intermediate Egret sitting on a Babool tree.
A purple swamphen added some colour to the gloomy morning
The locals were quite surprised seeing Birders with large lenses and a lot of honking followed. We realized we were in the catchment area of the lake and we climbed a ridge to …