Bhubaneswar: Much to the delight of Ornithologists and bird-lovers alike, migratory birds mostly Flamingos have started arriving at the Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia.
Many believe that the arrival of Flamingos in the first week of October despite missing winter chill is certainly something to cheer about.
“Usually the birds start arriving by October end. But this time they have started arriving much early which indicates that their number will grow in coming days,” said Kasinath Nayak, a local resident.
Meanwhile, bird-lovers have demanded strict measures on part of the forest officials to protect the migratory birds from poachers.
Chilika-Nuapada Range Officer, Gangadhar Sahu informed that elaborate measures have been taken up for the protection of birds and camps have been set up for the purpose.