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October , 2014
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Early winter surprise at Okhla Bird Sanctuary

Source: The Hindu, Date: October , 2014

The Okhla 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.

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