Winter continues to be just a few weeks away, however migratory birds have began flocking in Agra, maybe to hitch the wildlife week celebrations!
A flock of flamingos on Sunday arrived in Jodhpur Jhaal, a lake-cum-wetland website on the border of the Agra district. That is thought-about uncommon, each as a result of it’s a bit early and likewise it’s a new website that the migratory birds have chosen as their short-term habitat.
“The temperature continues to be fairly excessive and winter continues to be some weeks away however the birds from distant lands have already began their journey. This may very well be resulting from enchancment in environmental circumstances due to COVID-19 and partly resulting from higher conservational efforts in recent times,” fowl specialist Okay.P. Singh instructed IANS.
Singh stated two species of flamingos have been seen together with different winged guests. The Jodhpur Jhaal space is dwelling to round 125 completely different species of birds.
These migratory birds often descend on the well-known Keoladeo Nationwide Park in Bharatpur district or the Soor Sarovar fowl sanctuary in Agra alongside the Yamuna.
That is the primary time that migratory birds together with flamingoes have been sighted in Jodhpur Jhaal space, stated forest guards. This wetland is a mid-way between Bharatpur and Agra sanctuary.
Environmentalist Devashish Bhattacharya stated: “Loads of recent water resulting from good rains, and wealthy feed have attracted the birds. The Soor Sarovar water is stuffed with industrial effluents and poisonous substances that move down the Agra Canal which runs from Okhla via the economic clusters of Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Palwal, to Agra.
“All the rubbish and waste was being dumped into the Agra Canal. The water is contaminated and is a risk to aquatic life. That is the rationale why the Keitham lake is just not attracting migratory birds this 12 months.”
Okay.P. Singh stated the flamingos migrate principally from Gujarat and Maharashtra to the north, through the winter months.
Addressing volunteers of the Biodiversity Analysis and Growth Society on the event of the World Animal Day as a part of the wildlife week, Singh stated: “There was a chance of improve within the quantity and species of migratory birds this 12 months because of higher environmental circumstances and sustained conservational efforts.”
The agricultural youths taken on a spherical had been shocked to see numerous aquatic birds like flamingos, pintails, frequent coots, knob geese, spoon-billed geese, lesser whistling geese, and the Northern shoveler.
Earlier, native poachers hunted birds within the space, however efforts to lift the notice stage had yielded good outcomes.
Singh stated that the wildlife is underneath risk from poachers. Till the locals are sensitised and with out conservational efforts, wildlife wouldn’t succeed, he added.
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