Flamingoes at Sewri

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I gave Sewri mudflats a visit recently, to check out the migrating flamingoes arriving over there. Apart from Flamingoes, there were other birds such as wades, the great egrets, sea gulls and most vibrant; the kingfisher.

Lets get to the images straight away!

Flamingos will stay in Sewri mudflats till end of June and will migrate back to north. If you are a bird enthusiast, be sure to go and give them a quick visit.

Although the birds are very far off, in order to view them you will need binoculars or hire a boat at Airoli. But again, hiring a boat is expensive (~Rs 1500 for 3 hours)

Using large focal length telephoto lens is the best option to capture the best images.

I have used Nikon L120 which has 21x zoom. Again that was not enough, and I had to crop the images to get a better view of flamingo’s activity.


Salil is an electronics enthusiast working on various RF and Microwave systems. In his free time he writes on the blog, talks over ham radio or builds circuits. He has Yaesu FT2900R VHF transceiver, FT450D HF transceiver and a TYT UV8000E Handheld transceiver.

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  1. June 9, 2012

    […] It is very rare to find this bird in the urban areas of Mumbai, because kingfishers like to live around swampy and wet areas, especially in the Sewri Mudflats. […]

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