14 Nov 2014 – Adventures in India

The guest speaker at the CFNC’s November general meeting is club president Nigel Harland.  The title of Nigel’s talk is Wildlife Watching in India.

Nigel writes “In February this year my wife and I spent three weeks in India, the main objective was to look at the animals and birds of the country, but we saw many other things, ranging from the utmost poverty to the magnificent historical buildings. Starting in Delhi, which is the same size as Australia, we headed south to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. No matter how many pictures you have seen of it, nothing compares with the reality. We then spent the rest of the holiday in three National Parks to the south of Agra.

These were Baratpur, Bandhavgarh and Khana. Baratpur is a birdwatcher’s paradise, whereas the latter two have many birds but a larger number of mammals. We spent much time in unseasonal rain, but it made little difference to our enjoyment of the trip.

Those who attended Nigel’s presentation last year on his oversea’s adventure to see a jaguar in the wild will fondly remember his entertaining stories and amazing photos.

The meeting is on Friday 14 November, and commences from 7.30pm in the Fellowship Room behind the Uniting Church (on Lyttleton St, next to the Art Gallery and Museum).

India deer

India bird

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