Bird Sanctuary, which has been in the news since the beginning of the year due
to a plea for restricting construction activity in the surrounding areas, has
started receiving winter migratory ducks much earlier than anticipated.
According to environmentalist and ecologist T.K. Roy, who has been monitoring
the movement of migratory birds across the country, smaller flocks of winter
migratory birds have arrived at the bird sanctuary this year. Most of them have
descended right at the middle of the wetland habitat, where disturbance from
the surroundings is minimal. Dr. Roy said the birds that have already arrived
include the northern shoveler, common pochard, tufted duck, Eurasian wigeon,
common teal and Gadwall.