Trip Notes: Kokkare Bellur – the Birders Paradise
From that hotel Kokkare Bellur town is hardly 13 kms and it took us less than 20 mins to reach there.
We asked the locals nearby on how to get there and we went near the Shimsha lake nearby as pointed by them, parked our car nearby and then just started waiting for the birds. They did not disappoint us at all and they all came in huge numbers – may be to have their breakfast!! We were just wonder stuck by the birds.
We found Painted storks, Pelicans, Spot billed ducks, Common pond heron and even did a few macro shots with some dragon flies.
After close to three hours of photographing, we left Kokkare Bellur around 11:30am and headed back to Bangalore.
Tips for Bird Photography
A few Tips and things to remember when people are going for bird photography @ Kokkare Bellur:
1. Wear light colored clothes, it reflects light
2. Have breakfast and then go for the photo shoot, as it is quite far from any nearby hotels
3. Carry as much water as you can
4. For bird photography, I suggest a minimum lens of 400 mm
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