Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a man-made wetland, was owned by the Maharaja of Bharatpur. In the second half of the 1800s the Maharaja used to hunt birds here, now it’s a protected national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of the richest bird parks in the world.
On a cold winter afternoon in January, we ran into a lost juvenile painted stork along one of the walking trails. We thought that it was injured, and wondered if it would ever be able to return to its nest.