Parappanangadi: The migratory birds have finally arrived at the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary. They usually arrive early November but this year their arrival was late by two months.

Ornithologists said more than 10,000 birds have reached here in two or three flocks. A large number of seagulls are a major attraction.

Brown-headed seagulls, black-headed seagulls, Whimbrels (Valkokkan and Thettikokkan), Plovers (Manalkozhi) and Terns (Kadalundi aala) have made the visit this season.

Ornithologist and photographer Vijesh Vallikkunnu said that the increasing coldness is the reason for the birds to arrive now. It is expected that more number of migratory birds will follow.