Few birds this year

India
December 19, 2011 3:43am CST
The longest earth dam of Asia; the ‘Hirakud dam’ is only 16 kilometers from my home. Thousands of houses were there earlier; but now there is a vast water reservoir that resembles a lake; since last 15 years birds from far places like Siberia visit this place; probably these migrating birds mistaken it as a lake. This year I see few only and of few variety; in the previous years there were plenty. The local bird hunters and fisher men killed a lot may be this might be the reason for the decrease in number. These birds are intelligent, they have sharp memory, they go back to their home oceans away, seems the route is recorded in their brain. [b]What is your opinion? Do you have such place near your home where migrating birds come, stay for some days and go back? Please respond and share your valued opinion.[/b]Thanks in advance. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. 19/12/2011
4 responses
@maximax8 (27048)
22 Dec 11
Hello Professor. It is wonderful that you live just 16 kilometers from a reservoir which looks rather like a lake. I like to watch wild birds in my home country and in other countries. I know that many species of birds migrate to warmer climates. I believe that when the baby birds are in a nest they should be left alone. It is ever so sad some birds have been hunted and killed. If silly people take bird eggs and kill some birds then very sadly the bird population goes down. I hope that it is just as case of bird migration.
@peavey (15769)
• United States
19 Dec 11
We have migratory birds here and I think most northerly places have them. They fly south away from the cold and snow every fall. I love to see them begin to flock and then see large flocks of them flying overhead. There isn't one particular place they come to that's nearby, but they're scattered all over. On a lake a few miles away, pelicans come from the south somewhere and are here all summer.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
19 Dec 11
Here in Minnesota (land of 10,000 lakes) most species of birds migrate south in the fall. They line up on power lines, gather in huge flocks in lakes, sometimes in trees just before they begin their migration in huge numbers. It isn't unusual to actually see so many crows take of from one specific location almost turning the sky black.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
19 Dec 11
Hello Professor Sir: Meeting you after a long gap. We have Vedanthangal near chennai -- here again birds come from different parts of the world in a set fashion, they live in Vedanthganal for a few days and fly back to their places. But slowly all these are getting reduced because of urbanisation. Paddy fields are converted into housing colonies, factories in a large way near Chennai. I am sure this must be the situation in other states also. this is due to increased population and need.