These elegant ducks stay close to the shore and swim away when they see you coming.
Sunday, 3 December 2006
My city-slicker friend, RN, visited ICRISAT a couple of winters ago. While driving him through the campus I pointed the beautiful sight of a pied kingfisher hovering helicopter-like over water to catch a fish.
"I have seen many kingfishers," RN dismissed my excitement.
"Where?" I was curious.
"On beer bottles!" he said.
Likewise, if you are the kind who sees sandpipers only on beer bottles, here is a picture of one.