As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Flamingos give a miss to Ajmer lakes for 3rd time

AJMER: In the last three years, migratory birds like flamingoes have shifted their winter abode from the lakes of Ajmer. Even in the last days of December no Siberian birds are dwelling in the Anasagar Lake here. To provide facilities to these birds at Anasagar, the Ajmer Development Authority (ADA) has started the Natural Wooden Log Platforms Project. 

There was a time when Anasagar was the main centre for flamingos which especially come to this place from China, Magnolia and also from the Rann of Kutch. "They not only stayed here for winters but made their nests on the trees of Baradari and lay eggs," said a bird watcher. 

Besides flamingos there were black tail duck, cranes and Siberian ducks that added to the scenic beauty of the lake. But since last three years these birds are not seen here though there is good amount of water in Anasagar. "There are only water hens and local black ducks that are seen swimming in the lake," he added. 

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