Aug 22, 2012

Black Kite at Bareed Shahi Park, Bidar

Jan 28, 2011
After lunch at a khanawali we decided to get some rest before proceeding to Gulburga. We stopped at Bared Shahi Park to stretch our legs and relax in under some tree. The park has four tombs of similar look and size. The building are relatively simple compared to Bahamani tombs of Ashtur.

Some how I wasn't in a mind to go walking around these buildings in the hot Sun. I had settled myself on a bench under an tree and looking up at the domes. Pigeons were fluttering about.

And then a kite entered the scene and sat majestically on the spike.

Magnificent bird.

I felt the kite was eyeing the pigeons.

After few minutes the kite started spreading out it's wings and stretched them out completely. I had never seen anything like this before. Hardly any breeze, everything was still. The kite sat motionless for minutes. I guessed it must be sunning the wings' underside. In fact it was facing the Sun.

Only the head turned from side to side. Rest of the body was still.

it must be after 5 to 6 minutes it slowly lowered it's wings ...very slowly.

I can't remember if the kite had left when we left the park.

We traveled to the historic city of Gulburga, to see some of it's famous monuments- Gulburga fort and Sharanabasavesvara temple and Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah.



:Deepa said...

Beautiful pictures ...

siddeshwar said...

Thank you, Deepa.

ajeethboaz said...

Nice shots...

siddeshwar said...

Thank you Ajeeth.

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