Painted Stork! What a bird, really! If you have never seen painted storks in life, it is a must watch, especially if you have never been very close to them. An evening with these amazing birds into the wild was one of the best evenings of my life. I recommend it highly to see this great bird at least once in the lifetime. Probably, this post and the photographs will inspire you!
We had gone to a place named Bhigwan a few days back to see flamingos migrated there like every year. We missed the chance, but were rewarded with another amazing big bird — the Painted Stork.
We have done bird photography many a times in the past, but this was the most touching experience, seeing these big birds with their young ones. We actually walked their nesting sites and were thrilled by everything over there. There were innumerous flocks of painted storks everywhere the eyes could see. To top it, the number of their off-springs was more than that of the adults. Birds everywhere!
Painted storks are named perfectly. They are like GOD's canvases in a bird's shape. Although, the painting does not involve many colors and great detail, the birds are masterpieces literally. The thoughtfully brushed paints of pink, and the maze of black lines & patches are simple yet exceptionally eye-catching.
Painted storks can take anyone's heart away with its beauty and style. I think the photos of painted storks above and following, will pass on some of our painted stork birdwatching experience to you.