AGENCIES, Mumbai: As we, human beings, remain under COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of migratory flamingo flocking to Navi Mumbai creek have lifted the mood of the netizens. From photographs to videos, Sunday was dedicated to these pink birds on social media.
These birds fly down to different locations in Mumbai in groups of hundreds and thousands every year, but given the lockdown, which has reduced air and noise pollution and less of human beings on the streets, the birds have come in large numbers this time.
According to Twitter users, the “nature is healing” as the Navi Mumbai creek and the backwaters are filled with these migratory birds. The whole area was a sea of delicate pink.
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) April 19, 2020
It’s estimated that migration of flamingos in Mumbai suburbs is 25% more than last year, may be due to lower human activity by creating ideal conditions for foraging in the wetlands. It shows why wetlands are important and to be kept undisturbed. #wetlands #birds #migration pic.twitter.com/xEoRnqgSRI
— Ramesh Pandey IFS (@rameshpandeyifs) April 19, 2020
When the lockdown was announced in March, dolphins were spotted off the coast in Mumbai too.”Pleasing to see pictures of dolphins swimming near the shores of Mumbai, it shows us that if we tweak our ways we can make a huge difference in finding a balance with nature,” India’s start cricketer Rohit Sharma had tweeted.