Exploring Chilka Lake in Orissa

by Murli Menon CEO www.tips4ceos.com

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A bald headed eagle sighted during my trip

Hundreds of species of water birds including several threatened and endangered species, over 200 species of fish crocodiles, turtles, otters and macaques inhabit the mangrove forests that surround this giant lake. One locates a quiet place alongside an island among the azure blue waters, getting a better view of the water, the sky and the treetops. One's patience is rewarded as a group of black headed ibis swoop down from the skies and take a moments respite on the tree tops before flying off. However the split second stop is enough to enable one to see the pelican's shiny beak and plumage.

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