Friday, December 29, 2017

Vellode Bird Sanctuary (Erode)

27 December 2017: Embarked on a three day road trip. First stop was Vellode Bird Sanctuary located at around 90 Kms from Coimbatore & around 18 Kms from Perundurai off National Highway 544. Enroute stopped briefly at KDFC's outlet for some superbly aromatic Kumbakonam Degree Coffee on the highway. Reached Vellode around 9.15 am but was quite disappointed to see very little water in the lake probably due to severe deficiency in rainfall. Most of the lake was dry and there was a small pool of water in the centre. There were very few birds and we could hardly see any nesting/breeding activity. We could however spot a large contingent of grey herons, some cormorants & egrets, teals,pintail ducks,lapwings,stilts,terns & swallows.Hope the rains are better in 2018 and the lake full of birds next year. We had idli/chutney/mulakapodi for breakfast sitting on one of the benches facing the sanctuary,


  1. The coffee looks delicious, and you've managed to spot a few birds. As for rain, they say in 2018 there will be big floodings everywhwere, so, perhaps we must be careful about what we wish for.

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