I visited the Shalla Pattan area of Gurdaspur on
There were hundreds of juvenile/sub adult cranes with the adult.
Other birds seen were Ruddy Shellducks, Bar- headed Geese, one pair of Sarus Crane, Common Teals, ,White-tailed Lapwings, Steppe Eagles, Purple Swamphens, flocks of Red Munias etc.
Comman Cranes arrive in these parts of the state during November and winter there till March. Later on, I had re-visited the site on
Hope to see them again this November.