Bird Photography Yellow Wagtail
This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and south Asia.
It is a slender 15–16 cm long bird, with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. It is the shortest tailed of the European wagtails. The breeding adult male is basically olive above and yellow below. In other plumages, the yellow may be diluted by white. The heads of breeding males come in a variety of colours and patterns depending on subspecies.
This village is not only famous as a birding destination or Eco-tourism, but also ritual performances of villagers. Many occasions and festivals are celebrated in Mangalajodi. Danda Yatra is one of the oldest ritual occasions celebrated in the month of Chaitra, performed by the people of this village in an amazing way for imparting Indian culture and social-upliftment. Paika Akhada is another dance performed by some villagers.
There are only two registered Eco-Resorts one being “Godwit Eco Cottage” & another one being “Mangalajodi Eco-Tourism”.Apart from that one Mr Sanjay Behera also provides Home-stay facilities though everything here is purely seasonal being the Tourist season from October till March.
Mangalajodi is around 70 km away from Bhubaneswar the capital of Odisha well connected by road , rail and air from any part of the World.The drive from Bhubaneswar to Mangalajodi hardly takes 1.30 hours and Mangalajodi is hardly 10 km away from NH16.The nearest railway station is Balugaon about 40 km and Khurda Road station is around 50 km from this place.
The local people as well as the visiting tourists need to stop using polyethine bags and other hazardous objects so as to conserve the migratory birds and keep the place a “Safe Heaven for Birds”.
There are the Beautiful boats with guide and 4 tourists are usually taken for a trip in to the Marshy land that lasts for 2.5 hours.
it was a wonderful experience of 2N & 3D stays at Mangalajodi with two trips on boat one in the early morning hours and another in the afternoon.
I would dedicate this blog to all Bird lovers Ornithologists and Photographers.