Egrets have a PALACE for Nesting
The Jal Mahal palace, built in red sandstone, is situated in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. It is a five storied building out of which four floors remain under water when the lake water is filled to capacity, and only the top floor is exposed. Imagine that!
The palace is considered an architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture (common in Rajasthan) providing a picturesque view of the lake (from the Man Sagar Dam on the eastern side of the lake that acts as a vantage point for viewing the lake and the valley), and the surrounding Nahargarh (abode of the tigers) hills.
Well now, coming to this bird in the picture... the lake attracts many kinds of water birds, including egrets, storks, herons, cormorants etc... and of course the obligatory pigeons too. Interestingly, besides the Jal Mahal palace itself, a couple of other smaller arched buildings or structures � open on all sides but with ceilings and...