Changaram paddy field welcomes migratory birds again
Ernakulam: Hundreds of rare migratory birds arrived at Changaram paddy field here. With the winter season, these birds used to flock here in search of food and cool climate every year.
Last year, the migratory birds were not found largely due to the floods and climate change. But this time, a ten-fold increase in the number of birds is observed. Ornithologists and tourists are arriving here to watch these rare birds and click photos.
The migratory birds from polar regions are arriving here crossing several kilometres.
From birds from polar regions to ordinary birds are largely found in this paddy field. Greater Flamingo (‘Rajahamsam’ ), Godwit (‘Pattavalan’), Blue Cheeked Bee-eater (‘Neelakavilan Velithatha’), Eurasian Spoonbill (‘Chattukakokkan’), Pheasant-tailed Jacana (‘Valan Thamarakozhi’), Purple Heron (‘Chayamundi’), Common Sandpiper (‘Neerkada’) and ‘Nelkozhi’ are flock here.
Meanwhile, some people tried to prevent the birds from flocking at Kodamthuruthu panchayat, Kuthiyathode, Ezhupunna panchayat alleging threat to fish farms. But the migratory birds continue to flock here without bothering about the people.
Some people have set a trap by using thread to harm the birds. Hence, some birds suffered injuries on wings and legs. But such incidents were not repeated after ornithologists and environmental activists intervened in the issue. Nowadays, birds continue to freely roam here enjoying the cool climate.