Two weeks back, it was destination Ranganathittu, a bird sanctuary near Mysore. We decided to take off from work and headed there on a Friday morning. After driving for around 90 minutes or so, we reached the sanctuary at around 10 in the morning. The first site of the sanctuary was disappointing. I hardly sighted any birds around. It was a relief to learn that all the birds will be gathered in some islands formed by river Kaveri. Only way to access the islands is by boat. There are no bridges or any thing built into them so that the place remains safe for birds. And since the river is full of crocs in this area, it is dangerous to get into water. We saw a couple of crocs tanning in the sun but they were too far for the cameras. The birds were in plenty, mostly egrets, ibis and snake birds. We took a couple of photographs but not many, due to accessiblity problems. Boat rides are expensive and hardly last 20 minutes. Without that problem, you could spend days taking pictures in this place. We also attempted for some time, without much success, to take pictures of birds flying, an extremely difficult task. In the end a couple of pics came up but nothing worth driving home with. From there, since we had some more time available, we went to Sangama in Srirangapattana where two slits of river Kaveri reunite. It is a beautiful place to sit and watch the water flowing, especially during the rainy days. The whole trip was great fun, including the driving part. Not all pictures are out yet. Here is a picture of an Ibis in the sanctuary.